Another worthy piece that has just been published in the Educational Researcher (vol. 41, #6, pp 209-219), if Hughes, Pennington, and Makris' "Translating autoethnography across the AERA standards: Toward understanding autoethnographic scholarship as empirical research"
The authors review the emergence of autoethnography as a form of research, which is a valuable literature review. Their main task, however, is to conduct a review of autoethnography in regard to the standards of scholarship released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). They conclude with a rubric that they think would be workable to use in evaluation autoethnographic research publications to insure they meet AERA standards.
I have to say that my first response to seeing this was to be worried...I haven't completed reading it, but I think it is definitely important for qualitative researchers to consider the material. I will have more to say later.