Dwelling in/on the Drive: Life Writing in a Mixed and Mixing Commons

Nane Jordan, Erika Hasebe-Ludt

Abstract


Through the literary practice of métissage, two educators situated within a West Coast Canadian urban neighbourhood braid different strands of stories that explore notions of migration, home, place, and familial relations. The authors draw from their own and others’ lived experiences while working with life writing of teachers and students in this mixed and mixing cosmopolitan site. They create dialogues with the multiple local issues and identities in this commons through narratives and images. Through and in these dialogues, they investigate the significance of life writing in creating new curricular and literacy theories and practices that seek to reshape education towards more inclusive and just schools and communities.


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