Description - The Archaeology of Mothering by Laurie A. Wilkie
Remarkablly, motherhood is a subject that has largely been ignored by archaeologists who focus on gender and history - until now. Using archaeological materials recovered from a housesite in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explopes how one extended African-amreican family engaged with competing and conflicting mothering ideologies in the post-Emancipation South. The female head of this household, Lucrecia Perryman, turned to midwifery to support her family and as a midwife, became a vehicle for transmitting cultural, social and political knowledge regarding mothering performance and practice to the broader African-American community
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Author Biography - Laurie A. Wilkie
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).