Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 7 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Organisational autoethnography: possibilities, politics and pitfalls

Guest Editors: Sally Sambrook, Andrew F. Herrmann

Reconstructing my identity: An autoethnographic exploration of depression and anxiety in academia

Elaine Campbell

The purpose of this paper is to offer an insight into mental health illness in academia, and its impact on academic identity.

The post-re/productive: researching the menopause

Vanessa Beck, Jo Brewis, Andrea Davies

The purpose of this paper is to consider the impact of these experiences on the authors’ work and on the authors.

“Resisting the Ban”: A story and commentary about the morality and pragmatism of nurses policing a “smoke free” policy

Eve Jonrad

The purpose of this paper is to present an evocative story “Resisting the Ban” which illustrates the ethical and pragmatic issues that nurses face when contending with…

Communication and ritual at the comic book shop: The convergence of organizational and popular cultures

Andrew F. Herrmann

The purpose of this paper is to examine the rituals and communicative practices that simultaneously create community, out-groups and perceptions of stigma at a local comic…

Culture, consent and confidentiality in workplace autoethnography

Catherine Lee

The purpose of this paper is to examine the author’s experiences as a school teacher and a lesbian. It considers the culture and discourses of power in the school and the…

Field relationships and data collecting: dilemmas encountered in a construction organization

Michael Nycyk

This paper is an autoethnographic account of field dilemmas encountered while undertaking research in a construction organization. The purpose of this paper is to provide…

From “clientilism” to transformational leadership? An autoethnographic journey from Soviet Georgia to the UK

Liana Beattie

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the ethnographic tradition in the educational leadership literature through providing an autoethnographic critical analysis…

Service and leadership in the university: duoethnography as transformation

Esther Fitzpatrick, Sandy Farquhar

The purpose of this paper is to use duoethnography to explore experiences of service as work in the university, an institution increasingly shaped by neoliberal values…

Encountering the postcolonial in academia

Ryan A. D’Souza, Mahuya Pal

The purpose of this paper is to problematize dominant discourses of diversity in academia that are constructed with Eurocentric ideals that demand assimilation with…

Of being a container through role definitions: Voices from women leaders in organisational autoethnography

Claude-Hélène Mayer, Michelle May

The purpose of this paper is to reflect critically on the roles that women leaders in higher education institutions (HEIs) take on. Therefore, a systems psychodynamic view…

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