#MeeToo in Archaeology

#MeToo in Archaeology

 

Für die American Anthropological Association Meetings in San Jose, California und für die  2019 wieder stattfindenen Meetings der Society for American Archaeology in Albuquerque, New Mexico wurde #MeToo in Archaeology vorgeschlagen.

Achtung: es geht um sexualisierte Gewalt. Sollte dir das auf Grund eigener Erfahrungen zuviel sein, dann ließ bitte nicht weiter.

 

Aber lassen wir die Initiator*Innen selber zu Wort kommen:

#MeToo in Archaeology is a proposed panel for the 2018 American Anthropological Association Meetings in San Jose, California and for the 2019 Society for American Archaeology Meetings in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

#MeToo in Archaeology will provide a platform for people to anonymously share their stories of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual violence directly experienced on archaeological projects and/or within the archaeological community.

The #MeToo movement and the political moment it captures were explored in anthropological context in the May/June 2018 edition of AAA’s Anthropology News, building off of the term’s 2006 inception by Tarana Burke and its viral takeoff in late 2017. The movement has brought stories of sexual violence – which are often ignored or untold – out into a public conversation and demonstrated just how prevalent those stories are. When done well, the #MeToo movement and its offshoots commit to an intersectional framework that is sensitive to the dynamics of race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic inequality underlying sexual violence. Making space for survivors to share their stories through the #MeToo conversation does more than simply acknowledge and validate their experiences: this conversation is a first step in a much longer path towards structural change.

We believe it is time to bring this conversation to archaeology. Archaeology has for too long offered safe harbor to perpetrators of sexual harassment and violence; this has long been known anecdotally and has been confirmed in recent years by more systematic research. Perpetrators of sexual violence in archaeology may rely on positions of power and authority to harass and otherwise attack students and colleagues – and too often these situations are exacerbated by fieldwork settings, where social expectations may feel lax, murky, or seemingly removed from the norms of the “real world”. Survivors of sexual violence in archaeology may feel pressure to keep silent about their experiences for many (valid) reasons. We hope to provide a platform where survivors can share their truths of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and sexual violence that they have experienced in archaeology in a way that is safe and anonymous, while still bringing those experiences to the attention of the academy and to the public.

We are calling for submission of true first-hand accounts, written in the first person and in conversational prose, of 5-10 minutes that tell your personal story of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and/or sexual violence you have directly experienced as an archaeologist and/or working in an archaeological setting (e.g., field school, field project, lab, etc.). Narratives should change or avoid proper nouns, and all submissions will be kept anonymous. Selected stories will be read aloud by a panel of archaeologists at the 2018 AAA meeting and the 2019 SAA meeting.

#MeToo in Archaeology claims a space for conversations about sexual violence and pushes our discipline to confront the work we need to do to make archaeology a more intersectional and more feminist field. If you are submitting and already have a particular archaeologist in mind who you would like to read your story aloud at the AAA or SAA meeting, feel free to identify that person in your response (though this is optional).

Hierfür ist ein Google Documents angelegt worden.

Was ist nochmal #MeToo ?

Mitte Oktober 2017 erfuhr der Hashtag me too im Zuge der öffentlichen und juristischen Anklagen an Harvey Weinstein

( US- amerikanischer Filmproduzent) große Aufmerksamkeit. Weinstein wurde von mehreren Produzent*Innen und Schauspieler*Innen und weiteren beschuldigt sexualisierte Gewalt ausgeübt zu haben ( inzwischen auch verurteilt).

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Warum braucht es ein #MeToo in Archaeology?

Im Zuge unseren Videos zu Gender- und feministischer Archäologie 
haben wir bereits vorsichtig thematisiert, dass Diskrimierungsmomente auf Grund von Gender und Sex auch innerhalb unseres Faches stattfinden. Wir waren überrascht, dass einige der Kommentare unter dem Video dies vehement vereint haben. Nur weil du nicht selber von einem Problem betroffen bist, heißt das nicht, dass es nicht existiert.

Das angedachte Panel bei den American Anthropological Association Meetings in San Jose, California und bei den  Meetings der Society for American Archaeology in Albuquerque, New Mexico gehen noch weiter- es geht neben Diskrimierung auf Grund von Sex und Gender ebenso um sexualisierte Gewalt.

Solltest du diese erlebt haben oder jemanden kennen innerhalb des Faches und das Bedürfniss haben davon zu berichten ist dies möglich, z.B. in dem weiter oben genannten Google Dokument.

 

ein weiterer interessanter Beitrag findet sich hier:

http://www.succinctresearch.com/metoo-in-cultural-resource-management-archaeology/

 

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