This review explores how critical autoethnography as a qualitative research tool can be used to capture some of the social and material realities embedded in the processes of embodiment and performance and its implication for queer of color critique. Using African immigrant queer identity performances as an example, I elaborate how autoethnography can be used to highlight multiple, complex and sometimes contradictory identity negotiation strategies used by African queer migrants to navigate simultaneous systems of privilege and oppression. I show that identities of African queer migrants are ongoing processes riddled with constant negotiation and re-negotiation with systems with power which autoethnography can be used to illuminate.
Asante, Godfried A.
"(De) stabilizing the Normative: Using Critical Autoethnography as Intersectional Praxis to (Re) conceptualize identity performances of Black Queer immigrants,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 14, Article 9.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol14/iss1/9