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Analyzing Vietnamerica

Although the assignment Analyzing Vietnamerica was the most time consuming, it is by far one of the best of the assignments. I completely had no idea of what an “autoethnography” was until I was forced to grasp the Carolyn Ellis article. After grasping the meaning of postmodernism and auto ethnography, I completely knew what I would write about. Through my analysis of assessing whether Vietnamerica was autoethnographic, I showed how this text embodies the post modernist goals and ideas. I argue that Vietnamerica is somewhat autoethnographic , but I further that argument to show how it is not to support my postmodern claim. I found examples of how GB Tran actually argues for and against the term “autoethnography”, which proves that it did not completely fulfill the auto ethnography model. I am happy with my final product and I hope you guys are too. Here it is!

Analyzing Vietnamerica

I have published my Analyzing Vietnamerica project. I found that this was the most time consuming project that we had this semester. I had to first read the Carolyn Ellis essay several times to understand what an autoethnography was and then decide if Vietnamerica was one. After deciding that Vietnamerica was an autoethnography, I had to develop an argument with examples from Vietnamerica. This part was difficult because Vietnamerica is extremely confusing. If you would like to read my argument visit the project here.

,Greer

Analyzing Vietnamerica

FullSizeRenderFor my Analyzing Vietnamerica project I wanted to let the Ellis text speak for itself, which enabled the aspects of Vietnamerica that I focused on to come out seamlessly along the way. I think I did a good job explaining the aspect that were autoethnographic, and had a strong counter argument to show that Tran was just telling the story of him and his family.  I believe that something like an autoethnography requires a certain kind of intentionality and foresight, and I do not believe Tran was trying to make an autoethnography.  I tried to show, and I think I was pretty successful, that memoirs by nature, especially in the case of Vietnamerica (or ones of immigrant families), will inevitably incorporate aspects of autoethnography.  Either way, I hope you enjoy my project. You can find my Analyzing Vietnamerica project here. And you can find the assignment page for this project here. (slo2slo3)