Writing flows: the self as fragmentary whole

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    Abstract

    In this chapter, I draw on my own experiences of conducting educational
    research in Vietnam and use Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the assemblage
    to present a mode of thinking about an autoethnographic Self that is
    understood as an event: non-essential and constantly becoming in ways that
    are irreducible to the subjective and personal. I argue that the autoethnographic
    Self is a product of autoethnographic research; the deed rather than
    doer. Not pre-existing, the autoethnographic Self is actualised within the
    complex of cultural, social, and historical encounters between the researcher
    and the researched, existing in a form of radical alliance from which both
    researcher and researched are constantly produced and reproduced, constantly
    becoming in ways that remain resistant to representation, meaning,
    and understanding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQuestions of Culture in Autoethnography
    EditorsPhiona Stanley, Greg Vass
    Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter4
    Pages33-42
    Number of pages10
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315178738
    ISBN (Print)9781138919587, 9781138908642
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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