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ZAPATA SEPULVEDA, Pamela. Interpretive autoethnography as qualitative methodology to humanize social research in latin americ an transboundary contexts. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2017, vol.6, n.spe, pp.49-58. ISSN 1688-8375.

Abstract: This paper aims to connect the present moment of contemporary Qualitative Inquiry with the Latin American qualitative inquiry audience from an interdisciplinary approach. In order to do so, the main statements that place the QI in present times will be presented, specifically the tradition of interpretative autoethnography understood as a form of critical research that seeks to sensitize, to evoke and to transform realities through experimental writing as a way of investigating. This methodology, widely used in research projects in English speaking countries to address injustices and problems that affect the lives of voiceless people, allows to relay knowledge from the self, the ethno, to the social. In this paper, a bibliographical review about the method is conducted and addresses an example taken from field work experience in the project Fondecyt regular Nº 1160869 "Relationships and social interactions of children of immigrants and Chilean children in the schools of Arica". The applications and contributions of this methodology for social research are discussed through the voice of a Latin American woman who develops her research line from a border region, and how these methodologies can address the caretaking of the participants of the study

Keywords : interpretive autoethnography; experimental text; storytelling; interdisciplinary research; migration and childhood; everyday life.

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