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Emancipating Practices? Investigating a situated feminism

Author(s): Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh

Year: 2014

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Based on the examples of some projects by the Swedish archaeologist and social reformer Hanna Rydh (1891-1964), this paper discusses the question of a situated feminism. The examples demonstrate that the emancipating potential connected to feminist articulations is related to time- and place-specific conditions, thus illuminating feminism’s paradox in relation to the general and the specific. These early missions have implications for the research of a feminist archaeology attempting to explore the emancipating potential of material phenomena in various societies. It is argued that it is fruitful to discuss feminism in terms of emancipating agency and material culture in relation to practice-oriented research questions.


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Emancipating Practices? Investigating a situated feminism. Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437190)


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