Musings on Postcolonial Autoethnography

Telling the Tale of/through My Life

Authored by: Archana Pathak

Handbook of Autoethnography

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781598746006
eBook ISBN: 9781315427812
Adobe ISBN: 9781315427805

10.4324/9781315427812.ch30

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Abstract

Writing autoethnography is not an easy task. To examine oneself and one's life in a way that fosters thoughtful, engaged, genuine, and rigorous critique requires immense time, introspection, honesty, and courage. And given the scientific imperialism (Pathak, 2008) of the academy, it also requires, at the very least, a disruption of the intellectual training that most of us have received.

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