The Handbook as a Rite of Passage

A faculty member in my office recently was curious about a book sitting on my desk—Handbook of Autoethnography. “What is autoethnography?” he asked. “Well, you know what an ethnography is?” “Yes.” “And you know about autobiography?” “Yes.” “Put them together and you have autoethnography, generally speaking, turning the tools of ethnography on oneself.” I’m certain…