Academic journal article Storytelling, Self, Society

Storytelling and Narrative Ethnography: The Pioneering Work of Bud Goodall and Nick Trujillo

Academic journal article Storytelling, Self, Society

Storytelling and Narrative Ethnography: The Pioneering Work of Bud Goodall and Nick Trujillo

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In the latter half of 2012, academia lost two pioneering scholars, Bud Goodall and Nick Trujillo. Whether called narrative ethnographers, new ethnographers, or autoethnographers, Goodall and Trujillo were at heart storytellers. They told stories: about their families, about their pasts, about our culture, about the joys and the sorrows and the secrets in our lives. Importantly, they connected their stories to ours. They did not only tell their stories, they told ours as well. Whether they told stories of baseball, grandmothers, policemen, rock 'n' roll, terrorism, small towns, or big cities-or were performing their alter-ego roles as Dick Diver and Gory Bateson in "the one and only mythic band in America" The Ethnogs-Goodall and Trujillo's influence goes beyond one discipline.

Storytelling and Narrative Ethnography: The Pioneering Work of Bud Goodall and Nick Trujillo will explore the interrelationships among storytelling, identity, and larger cultural narratives. Contributors are expected to use autoethnography, personal narrative, and reflexivity to illustrate the impact of Goodall and Trujillo upon their own work as storytelling performers, qualitative researchers, and cultural critics. And, of course, to reflect upon their passing.

This issue will have three unique features. First, it will be grounded in academic analysis, written by prominent scholars in multiple disciplines including, performance, communication, sociology, terrorism studies, gender studies, political science, and education. …

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