The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale / Edition 1

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Overview

Using archaeological materials recovered from a housesite in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explores how one extended African-American family engaged with competing and conflicting mothering ideologies in the post-Emancipation South.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415945691
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/3/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Wilkie is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Creating Freedom (Louisana State University Press 2000) and Ethnicity, Community and Power (University of South Carolina Press 1994).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Prologue
1 Why an Archaeology of Mothering? 1
2 The Perryman Family of Mobile 15
3 African-American Mothering and Enslavement 55
4 Mothering and Domesticity in Freedom: Ideology and Practice 79
5 Midwifery as Mother's Work 119
6 The Mother or Not to Mother 147
7 Midwifery and Scientific Mothering 177
8 Conclusions: The Many Ideologies of African-American Motherhood 209
Bibliography 221
Index 235
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