The purpose of Stephen Andrew’s Searching for an Autoethnographic Ethic is to provide novice autoethnographers with a method of identifying, examining, and documenting their ethical choices in research. Andrew explains that in writing the book he saw a need for more explicit ethical guidelines for novice researchers who are new to autoethnography. While the topic risks being somewhat abstract, Andrew has used a meta-autoethnographic writing style to illustrate his points, providing examples of his own ethical approach to doing autoethnography, along with explanations of how and why his approach developed as it did. Each of the seven chapters, moreover, is organized around a story from the author’s life, and this story illustrates an aspect of ethics in autoethnography.

Andrew has developed a framework derived from “psychology, sociology, ethnography and philosophy”1 with which to evaluate his autoethnographies. For ease...

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