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Vol. 1 No. 2 (2018)

Critical Autoethnography Conference 2016: A Factionalized Review

October 30, 2018


In this factionalised script, I provide a review of the Critical Autoethnography (CAE) Conference, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, July 21-22, 2016. Participants gathered from across the globe to discuss the themes of affect, animacies, and objects from a critical autoethnographic vantage point.


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