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Analyzing Analytic Autoethnography

Analyzing Analytic Autoethnography Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Volume 35 Number 4 August 2006 429-449 © 2006 Sage Publications Analyzing Analytic 10.1177/0891241606286979 http://jce.sagepub.com Autoethnography hosted at http://online.sagepub.com An Autopsy Carolyn S. Ellis Arthur P. Bochner University of South Florida I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth. . . . What stories can do, I guess, is make things present. . . . [T]his is true: stories can save us. —Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried August 30, 2005 My partner, Art, turns the TV on to CNN and we watch as a middle-aged, Black man speaks to a reporter a few hours after the levees broke in New Orleans. The camera pans to a close-up and we see the eyes of a person over- come by fear, loss, and uncertainty as he speaks: The storm came. The house split in two. I told my wife to hold on. She said you can’t hold me. She said take care of the children and grandchildren. That was all I had. Now I have nothing. Can’t find nobody. She gone. I lost. (paraphrased) “His agony is palpable,” I say to Art, as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Contemporary Ethnography SAGE

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Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Volume 35 Number 4 August 2006 429-449 © 2006 Sage Publications Analyzing Analytic 10.1177/0891241606286979 http://jce.sagepub.com Autoethnography hosted at http://online.sagepub.com An Autopsy Carolyn S. Ellis Arthur P. Bochner University of South Florida I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth. . . . What stories can do, I guess, is make things present. . . . [T]his is true: stories can save us. —Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried August 30, 2005 My partner, Art, turns the TV on to CNN and we watch as a middle-aged, Black man speaks to a reporter a few hours after the levees broke in New Orleans. The camera pans to a close-up and we see the eyes of a person over- come by fear, loss, and uncertainty as he speaks: The storm came. The house split in two. I told my wife to hold on. She said you can’t hold me. She said take care of the children and grandchildren. That was all I had. Now I have nothing. Can’t find nobody. She gone. I lost. (paraphrased) “His agony is palpable,” I say to Art, as

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Published: Aug 1, 2006

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