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

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

by Laurie A. Wilkie
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ISBN-13: 9780415945707
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/18/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 953,339
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1. Why an Archaeology of Mothering?
2. The Perryman Family of Mobile
Narrative Interlude: Editor's Note / Georgia Thompson
3. African American Mothering and Enslavement
Narrative Interlude: Marsoline Collins
4. Mothering and Domesticity in Freedom: Ideology and Practice
Narrative Interlude: Christine Freeman
5. Midwifery as Mother's Work
Narrative Interlude: Olive Johnson
6. To Mother or Not to Mother
Narrative Interlude: Liza Peter and Molly Givens
7. Midwifery and Scientific Mothering
Narrative Interlude
8. Conclusions: The Many Ideologies of African-American Motherhood

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