Hi Kate, thanks for is. I thought it was a v difficult convo to have on twitter. Autoethnography as social research, and as I understand it, lies somewhere in a continuum of more narrative-like and the other end of my analytical/interpretive/ethnographic. I suspect the more ethnographic/analytical it is, the more academics would be willing to accept it, and it kind of makes sense, thought doesn’t mean the other approach is not valuable.
This all made me realize that next time I try to publish something with collaborative autoethnography I should write a long intro justifying the methodology and the different standards of rigor that should be applied to it. To help the peer reviewers see my POV 🙂