Situating the Greenham archaeology: an autoethnography of a feminist project


Marshall, Yvonne, Roseneil, Sasha and Armstrong, Kayt (2009) Situating the Greenham archaeology: an autoethnography of a feminist project. Public Archaeology, 8, (2-3), 225-245. (doi:10.1179/175355309X457240).

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This paper discusses an ongoing investigation into the material cultural legacy and memory of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. Using an autoethnographic approach it explores how a project at Greenham became an exercise in feminist practice, which aimed to stay close to the spirit and ethics of its subject of study, the women-only, feminist space of Greenham. We draw on principles from feminist and post-positivist scholarship to argue for the importance of refl exively exploring personal investments and situatedness in relation to research. The paper offers three narratives, one by each author, of our involvement with, and relationship to, the archaeological and ethnographic work at Greenham. It thereby also presents an account of how the objectives and methodologies of the research developed and changed over time.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1465-5187 (print)
1753-5530 (electronic)
Keywords: autoethnography, greenham common, feminist archaeology epistemology, contemporary archaeology, ethnography
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 79848
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:02
Contact Email Address: ymm@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79848

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