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The Salience of Emotions in (Auto) ethnography: Towards an Analytical Framework

Boncori, I (2017) 'The Salience of Emotions in (Auto) ethnography: Towards an Analytical Framework.' In: Vine, T and Weir, D and Clarke, J and Richards, S, (eds.) Ethnographic Research and Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan, 191 - 215. ISBN 978-1-137-58555-4

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Abstract

Ethnographic research methods have gained increased popularity within the field of organisation studies. Although autoethnography is also becoming increasingly common in contemporary research, many scholars in organisation studies (OS) still tend to conceal their personal feelings because emotional experiences are often perceived as too subjective and not ‘scientific enough’ for publication. The practice of ethnography in OS is here explored as emotionally embodied by drawing from various theories in the field of psychology. This chapter seeks to emphasise how emotions add an invaluable layer of meaning and understanding to the richness of ethnographic research, and argue that the researcher’s emotional experience should take its neglected place on the centre stage of ethnographic studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: autoethnography, emotions
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > International Academy
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 16:06
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20653

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