We Got Flint Babies Through the Grueling 80s: A Moment of Autoethnography

Mitchell Atkinson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


I look back on some of my own experiences as a child in Flint, Michigan. This chapter makes use of a variety of phenomenological and sociological resources. The phenomena discussed range from couches wrapped in plastic, to eggs, to the shattering of bottles and the brandishing of Bibles. Moments indicative of alterization and communal resilience are weaved together through the development of novel concepts, such as the digestian epiphany.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContributions To Phenomenology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameContributions To Phenomenology
ISSN (Print)0923-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1915


  • Color
  • Eggs
  • Family
  • Flint
  • Neighborhood
  • Poetry
  • School
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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