Autiethnography

  • Martine Mussies Utrecht University
Keywords: Autism, Autoethnography, Disability, Ethnography, Fan art, Gaming, Intersectionality, Ministeck Stalin

Abstract

Autoethnography may be regarded as writing of and about the self as embedded in culture; however, neurotypical status affects autoethnographic perception, and such so-called autiethnographies can cross the boundaries of humanism by providing examples of metahumanist subjectivity. As an autistic gamer, I engage with games in a different way, showcasing how (dis)abled gaming, neurotypicality, fannishness, and sociopolitical responses are never independent from one another. Autiethnographies blur the limitations of science and creative writing, and may be expressed through other forms of communication, such as a performance, a podcast, or a work of visual art.

Published
2020-06-15