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Out on the Ice with Ruth: Taking Chances Together

Author(s): Margaret Conkey

Year: 2015

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Although we had previously been colleagues at different institutions, it was when we were both on the faculty at Berkeley (starting in 1987) that we elaborated our mutual "you go first" relationship in our research and teaching. I had once corralled Ruth into participating in a Women in Anthropology kind of seminar while still at Binghamton (1977), but it was with her now famous "kicking and screaming" foray to the Wedge for the conference that became the volume, Engendering Archaeology, that we first began to bait each other to try new ideas, issues, and practices. I will discuss some of our collaborative and "out on the ice" adventures and the impacts that such a relationship can have and how it has been integral to the flourishing of the feminist practice of archaeology.

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Out on the Ice with Ruth: Taking Chances Together. Margaret Conkey. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395006)


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America