Women’s Labor and Scholarship Production in Archaeology: Celebrating the Mentorship of Rita P. Wright
Rita Wright’s transformative work on gender and women’s labor in West, Central, and South Asia provided an important framework for the archaeological study of craft production and the organization of labor. This interrogation of gendered practice was complemented by a parallel investigation of equity in academic archaeology, particularly through the work of the SAA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology. In addition to her research and professional service, another significant contribution is Wright’s mentorship and support of female students and junior scholars. Although this work is rarely rewarded or acknowledged, here we highlight examples of the guidance she has provided over the years as a way of recognizing and appreciating the tremendous impact she has had on the place of women in archaeology. We also discuss the influence of her work on recent projects in India.
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Women’s Labor and Scholarship Production in Archaeology: Celebrating the Mentorship of Rita P. Wright. Teresa Raczek, Namita Sugandhi. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443910)
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