The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Situating the Greenham archaeology: an autoethnography of a feminist project

Situating the Greenham archaeology: an autoethnography of a feminist project
Situating the Greenham archaeology: an autoethnography of a feminist project
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.
autoethnography, greenham common, feminist archaeology epistemology, contemporary archaeology, ethnography
1465-5187
225-245
Marshall, Yvonne
98cd3726-90d1-4e6f-9669-07b4c08ff1df
Roseneil, Sasha
5b75c0cd-308e-4cf3-b5ec-09e4a65b7763
Armstrong, Kayt
4bb9430b-bf0b-4f2f-8595-ed94b346effa
Marshall, Yvonne
98cd3726-90d1-4e6f-9669-07b4c08ff1df
Roseneil, Sasha
5b75c0cd-308e-4cf3-b5ec-09e4a65b7763
Armstrong, Kayt
4bb9430b-bf0b-4f2f-8595-ed94b346effa

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

Record type: Article

Abstract

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.

PDF PUA12_Marshall_et_al.pdf - Version of Record
Restricted to Repository staff only

More information

Published date: August 2009
Keywords: autoethnography, greenham common, feminist archaeology epistemology, contemporary archaeology, ethnography

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 79848
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79848
ISSN: 1465-5187
PURE UUID: 7f1c1331-37d6-473f-b71c-86ac219951bb

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 22 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:16

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Yvonne Marshall
Author: Sasha Roseneil
Author: Kayt Armstrong

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×