Autoethnography through the folk tale lens

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All peoples use stories to make sense of their existence. This is a story about how we can use stories to tell stories about ourselves and share them with others. The stories used here are both of the mundane and the magical. The story told is about seeing the magic in the mundane. What is more familiar, more everyday than a fairy tale? And what is more magical? The magic of the fairy tale is in its characters and plots, and also in how they reflect the patterns of human lives in similar ways in different cultures around the world. This story is about using the fairy tale to make sense of everyday personal experience in a way that also speaks to others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizational Ethnography
EditorsMonika Kostera, Nancy Harding
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781786438102
ISBN (Print)9781786438096
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2021


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