Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Stories of Keeping the City Out of the Suburbs

  • Kurtz K. Miller Miami University
Keywords: suburbanization, white flight, currere, autobiographical storytelling, curriculum fragments

Abstract

This manuscript utilizes autobiographical storytelling to merge the author's educational experiences of living in suburbia with a handful of “curriculum fragments” (Poetter, 2017) into a coherent counternarrative to challenge the traditional Whiteness of the suburbs. The counternarrative interweaves other people's experiences as well as observations using Pinar's "Method of Currere" (1975) to create an imagined future for the full integration of suburbia.

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Published
2020-01-31