What is auto ethnography?

What is auto ethnography?
Your job is to teach outsiders about your culture through both personal and empirical research, but perhaps, too, to help people within your culture better understand themselves. In “Arts of the Contact Zone,” Mary Louise Pratt defines an autoethnographic text as a text in which people undertake to describe themselves in ways that engage with representations others have made of them” (Pratt).The target audience for your autoethnography is outsiders to your culture who may or may not have a positive or accurate understanding of your culture. In other words, autoethnographies “speak back” to outsiders who have misunderstood or misrepresented your culture.