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My dysphoria blues: Or why I cannot write an autoethnography

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posted on 16.08.2018, 13:47 by Saoirse Caitlin O'Shea
In this essay I would like to ask if we are concerned with writing about difference or writing differently. I attempt to present an account of my on-going experience of dysphoria and consider how I write about that experience. I reveal how my writing has no epiphany, is repetitive and in its characterless depiction of others is a 2-dimensional, monologue that fails the conventions of an evocative autoethnographic account. My writing is ‘bad writing’ but what should become of it? Does a concern with style, whether or not over content, based on taste preclude some stories and different ways of writing? Should I be excluded from academe and silenced, or can room be found for a tasteless account like mine? I end my essay by provocatively owning the label of bad writing.

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Management Learning, 2018

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Management Learning

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SAGE Publications (UK and US)

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1350-5076

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1461-7307

Copyright date

2018

Available date

07/09/2018

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1350507618791115

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en

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