Dwelling at the margins, action at the intersection? Feminist and indigenous archaeologies, 2005

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Article Title

Dwelling at the margins, action at the intersection? Feminist and indigenous archaeologies, 2005

Journal Title

Archaeologies

Author(s)

Conkey, Margaret W.

Month of Publication

August

Year of Publication

2005

Volume Number

1

Issue Number

1

Article Pages

9-59

Web Address (URL)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11759-005-0003-9

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SpringerLink

Language

English

Notes

Please note: this abstract has been translated from Spanish and French for reference on this website - this is not an official translation of the author or publisher.

Abstract: This article explores the possible intersections between the ways we can consider feminist archaeology and Indigenous archaeology. This essay goes from a history of intersectionality in Western thinking to a consideration of these two archaeologies, their differences and their common interests and poses the question: what can we do to approach them intersectionally? Two dimensions of archaeological interpretation are integral to studies of both feminist and indigenous archaeologies: 1) the place and the role of experience, and 2) the use of oral tradition and storytelling. This article suggests some decolonizing methodologies and counter-investigations for archaeology. Finally, we discuss two aspects of intersectional and collaborative archaeological research that can be particularly enriching: our understanding of gender roles and of spatial archaeology. In suggesting that these two archaeologies work to transform archaeological practice, this article hopes to encourage the future development of a collective transformative conscience.

Abstract published in Spanish and French. The full article is published in English.

Additional tags: intersectionality; feminist archaeology; Ingidenous archaeology; decolonizing methodologies

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