Description - The Archaeology of Mothering by Laurie A. Wilkie
Remarkably, motherhood is a subject that has largely been ignored by archaeologists who focus on gender and history. Using archaeological materials recovered from a house site in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explores how one extended African-American 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).