In the final chapter of the pioneering textbook Autoethnography: Process, Product and Possibility for Critical Social Research, Hughes and Pennington attempt to anticipate the future of autoethnography. That anticipated future was constructed from an exhaustive interdisciplinary review of literature on autoethnography from its historical beginnings through 2015. The textbook included autoethnographic processes and products continuing to take on multiple forms, including, but not limited to, empirical peer-reviewed research, memoirs, personal essays, short stories, journals, scripts, poetry, and performances. Hughes and Pennington anticipated the future of autoethnography as involving sustained questions of rigor coupled with sustained growth of its possibilities as critical social research. In addition to the over twenty established iterations of autoethnography described in Hughes and Pennington, the authors anticipated that lesser-known and less frequently published forms of autoethnography would continue to grow and inform researchers’ work...
Back to the Future of Autoethnography
Sherick Hughes is a professor of education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who engages scholarship involving (a) social contexts of rural and urban education, (b) critical race studies and Black education, and (c) qualitative and mixed methodology. His scholarship has informed schools/colleges of education, school districts, nonprofit agencies, and arguments before the state Supreme Court. He was recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2013 (Division-G Early Career Award) and 2016 (Distinguished Scholar Award). email: email@example.com
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Sean D. Hernández Adkins, Sherick Hughes; Back to the Future of Autoethnography. Journal of Autoethnography 27 July 2020; 1 (3): 297–303. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.3.297
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