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The sentimental community: A site of belonging. A case study from central Australia

Holcombe, Sarah


The concept of 'community' has a deep genealogy, extending from the classical social science literature of the nineteenth century to its wide and confused employment in policy contexts and textual analyses discourses. This paper will focus on one aspect of a community whose lineage extends theoretically from the communal concept of a 'consciousness of kind'. In the desert community of Mount Liebig, known locally as Amunturmgu, the sentimentalised elements of this shared consciousness have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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