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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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).
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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
8. Conclusions: The Many Ideologies of African-American Motherhood