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Title: Matrilineal Narratives: Learning from Voices and Objects
Contributor(s): Nye, Adele  (author)orcid ; Barker, Lorina  (author); Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19631
Abstract: The matrilineal line is a precious connection although it is sometimes disrupted and marked by absence. In this paper we explore notions of generational connections and loss among women in our families. Three women scholars from a regional university, we are interested in the agency of objects, as discussed by Eva Domanska in 2005, and their role in feminist research. In particular we consider the entanglements between matrilineal voice and objects that produce possibilities for care and nurturing across generations. Through our conversations, we discovered that our grandmothers' and great-grandmothers' stories shared threads of similarity. We tell these stories through the collective biography of poems and prose leveraged from significant objects that highlight the "generational nurturing," researched by Nye. We disclose our attempts to reconstruct and reconnect with the women of our matrilineal lines across decades. We embed new layers in our retelling of old stories to our daughters and nieces.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Hecate, 41(1&2), p. 180-190
Publisher: Hecate Press
Place of Publication: St Lucia, Australia
ISSN: 0311-4198
1839-4213
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
950299 Communication not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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