Freedom is not simply something that can be stood outside of and decided upon in terms of freedom to or freedom from. Freedom is fluid, dynamic, and ecological, existing where, in the volatility and unpredictability of the act, difference can be made. In the practice of experience making that Stewart1 refers to as “worlding,” there exists the processually differentiating capacity to bring to life encounters and events in which the energy of the future lies in the speculative force and living potential of the always not yet known. Autoethnographies are not to be considered epistemological groundings that assert what they mean, or to state what they are or might be in some metaphysics of the future. Working instead with “futurity,” autoethnographic doing is at the forefront, present in the possibilities of the more-than and the always new...
The Anthropocene, Affect, and Autoethnography?
Ken Gale works at the Institute of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom and has published widely and presented at a number of international conferences on the philosophy of education, research methodologies, and collaborative approaches to education practices. His most recent book, Madness as Methodology: Bringing Concepts to Life in Contemporary Theorising and Inquiry, was published by Routledge in 2018. Email: K.J.Gale@plymouth.ac.uk
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Ken Gale; The Anthropocene, Affect, and Autoethnography?. Journal of Autoethnography 27 July 2020; 1 (3): 304–308. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2020.1.3.304
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