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Autobiographical Memory in an Aboriginal Australian Community

Culture, Place and Narrative


Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 1-21
  3. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 22-32
  4. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 33-53
  5. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 54-73
  6. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 74-94
  7. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 95-114
  8. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 115-135
  9. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 136-156
  10. Anne Marie Monchamp
    Pages 157-164
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 165-190

About this book


This book shares and analyses the stories of Opal, a senior Alyawarra woman. Through her stories the reader glimpses the harsh colonial realities which many Aboriginal Australians have faced, highlighting the cultural embeddedness of autobiographical memory from a philosophical, psychological and anthropological perspective.


Aboriginal Australia Memory Autobiographical Colonialism Narrative Self Construal Culture Place Interdependent Allocentric Interdisciplinary community culture memory philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Australia

About the authors

Anne Marie Monchamp is an independent researcher currently living in Sydney, Australia. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, she has a keen interest in culture and has done fieldwork in the Australian central desert community of Alpurrurulam. She has an MA in anthropology and a PhD in philosophy.

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