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Deborah Mutnick. Inscribing the World: An Oral History Project in Brooklyn.

Mutnick, Deborah. "Inscribing the World: An Oral History Project in Brooklyn." CCC 58.4 (2007): 626-647.


This essay reports on a university-school oral history project at an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. It theorizes the dialectic of place and history as expressed in the voices of the school community and goes on to suggest some tenets for a public sphere pedagogy rooted in material rhetoric and economic geography.

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