Should I Share My Journal Entry With You? A Critical Exploration of Relational Ethics in Autoethnography

Campbell, Elaine (2017) Should I Share My Journal Entry With You? A Critical Exploration of Relational Ethics in Autoethnography. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6 (4). pp. 4-22. ISSN 2333-9489

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Journal entries documenting hidden emotions about my dual role as law teacher and practicing lawyer provide powerful insight into an aspect of academic practice not yet considered by autoethnography. But my stories are a consequence of my interactions with students. How do I negotiate the desire to give voice to a hidden world, yet protect the bonds of trust? This essay critically explores relational ethics in autoethnography from the unique perspective of a law clinic supervisor. Drawing on lessons from memoirists, personal reflections, and an unexpected dialogue with Carolyn Ellis, I raise important questions about my own ethical dilemma.

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Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 08:17

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