I want to start by citing myself, not because what I said previously was particularly profound or clever, not because the wise and gentle souls who have offered their essays have misread my work and I want to make corrective, and not because the paper titles that carry my name justifies such an act of hubris. In fact, to cite myself before I get to the citation I’ve been discussing, I’ve argued in A Methodology of the Heart that you should, “Quote yourself only to point out the error of your earlier thinking” (p. 144) and, quite honestly, I have no intention of doing that here. Nevertheless, I still want to start with an ostentatious and embarrassing self-citation. I once wrote, “Be grateful when, correctly or not, you are quoted” (p. 144) and as I write at the end of this public act of citation, I am indeed grateful and humbled.
Pelias, R. (2006), "On Being Read", Denzin, N. (Ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 29), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-2396(06)29006-9Download as .RIS
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