Kendred Spirits: an Autoethnographic Account of Composing Closeness Between Bars

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dc.contributor Guyotte, Kelly W.
dc.contributor Wilson, Elizabeth K.
dc.contributor Freeman, Lee
dc.contributor Simon, Cassandra E.
dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Latrise P.
dc.contributor.author Kidd, Briana Gilbert
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-23T14:34:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-23T14:34:22Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.other http://purl.lib.ua.edu/181506
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003945
dc.identifier.other Kidd_alatus_0004D_14628
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8177
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this dissertation is to share an ongoing story of reflection, Love, and growth as acts of creative resistance. Since 2013, my life has been animated by Love for secondary students whose stories continue to shape every aspect of my own. As the pages of this study illustrate, my Spirit has borne witness to the life and literacies of one particular student, Kentrelle Ty'Carter Washington, whose soul—whose story—I consider permanently fused with mine. Though Kentrelle and I are separated by systems and circumstances that would have his story—his humanity, his body, his spirit—and our access to one another erased, our ongoing relationship allows us to resist this erasure as we share, analyze, and expand our own and one another’s embodied literacies through writing. Together, our humanity—both Kentrelle’s and mine—becomes more urgent. Together, we compose closeness. Together, we write ourselves into one another’s worlds. Together, we resist. With/in a critical autoethnographic ontomethodology, the author uses bricolage and storytelling to illustrate and analyze how her relationship with a former student has expanded both of their racial, relational, and reflexive literacies. In other words, this is the ongoing story of the author’s expanding conceptualization of literacies as she and a former student have learned to compose closeness between bars.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject autoethnography en_US
dc.subject incarceration en_US
dc.subject literacy en_US
dc.subject proximity en_US
dc.subject storytelling en_US
dc.subject writing en_US
dc.title Kendred Spirits: an Autoethnographic Account of Composing Closeness Between Bars en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Curriculum and Instruction
etdms.degree.discipline Education
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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