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Storying the Self

Performance and Communities

Using writing and narrative to make sociopolitical meaning from autobiography.
Through a wide array of texts and methodologies, Storying the Self spotlights autoethnographic research—and pushes the discipline in new directions. This edited volume aims to explore critical and creative approaches to understanding the self in relation to vital social, cultural, and political spheres. Chapters touch on memory and nostalgia, voluntourism in Malawi, the importance of intersectionality, documentary filmmaking, epilepsy, and other experiences to examine the role of the self, as both researcher and storyteller.
Storying the Self features contributions by Ross Adamson, Suzy Bamblett, Emily Bell, Jenni Cresswell, Hannah Davita Ludikhuijze, Sandra Lyndon, Vanessa Marr, Éva Mikuska, Jess Moriarty, Deirdre Russell, Louise Spiers, Holly Stewart, and Lucianna Whittle. It is the first book in Intellect’s innovative new series Performance and Communities, which celebrates, challenges, and researches performance in the real world.

210 pages | 34 halftones | 6.69 x 9.61 | © 2023

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Table of Contents


Introduction - Jess Moriarty and Ross Adamson - Introduction 


Chapter One - Jenni Cresswell - Timeframes of Love: Perceptions of Memory and Nostalgia Explored through Creative Practice  


Chapter Two - Hannah Davita Ludikhuijze - Storying the Self as an Outsider within the Community?–?the Self-transformative Performance of Voluntourists in Rural Malawi? 


Chapter Three - Sandra Lyndon and Éva Mikuska - Narratives,?co-constructions,?co-performances?and co-reflections:? the production of ‘self’ in research and the importance of intersectionality 


Chapter Four - Suzy Bamblett - ‘The child destined to be a writer is vulnerable to every wind that blows.’:  How to grow an?autoethnographer.?? 


Chapter Five - Deirdre Russell – Narrativity vs Network: Competing models of identity in the autobiographical film Shock of the Muse 


Chapter Six - Vanessa Marr - Domestic Academic – A Self-Portrait 


Chapter Seven - Lucianna Whittle and?Jess Moriarty?- Woman must write her self?–?a?collaborative autoethnography?on two women’s experiences with a community research project? 


Chapter Eight - Emily Bell – What I Left in Haworth. 


Chapter Nine - Ross Adamson - The ‘ghost teacher’: Writing stories of first-time documentary filmmakers 


Chapter Ten - Louise Spiers?- An autoethnographic?Salon des?Refusés?of spiritual experiences of epilepsy 


Chapter Eleven - Holly Stewart?- Writing to ‘Take Back Control’: Using Autoethnography to Examine Narratives Within a Post-Brexit Society? 

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