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And I still love them: On touching loss

Abstract
In this article, the author performs a re-membering practice that incorporates a relational materialist theory. It traces the disturbances that follow in the wake of three deaths in her family. Written in an autoethnographic voice, the article is a polyphonic composition of the narrative therapy approach of re-membering entangled with the spacetimematter of silence, speaking, sitting, staying, presence, absence, loss of momentum, dreams, trees, books, cardiac pace-makers, writing, breath, ashes, murmuring, suffering. Thus, the dispersed agencies of bodies, human and non-human, reinvigorate a linguistic practice and the author's personal and professional life.
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2017
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Wiley
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© 2017 The Authors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd on behalf of Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.