By Barbara Katz Rothman
Weaving jointly the sociological, the old, and the non-public, Barbara Katz Rothman seems to be on the modern American kin throughout the lens of race, race in the course of the lens of adoption, and all-race, relatives, and adoption-within the context of the altering meanings of motherhood.
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She looks like my grandmother, the one who had polio as a child, weighed down by her body. Ken was the husband of Suki, Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi, my ﬁrst sociology teacher. And so it goes, an inventory of my life in my objects, my things. I think about moving to smaller space and losing not these things, but the stories and thoughts and memories each contains. Would I ever, ever think of Mrs. Herman, my junior high teacher if I didn’t have the mushroom-decorated porcelain bowl she gave me as a wedding present?
And so ﬁrst I need to look at these things themselves. What is motherhood? What does it mean now, today, in America? It’s a lot about choice these days, choices women make to become mothers, and then the consequences of those choices for their lives. “Choice” is a market term, a consumer idea. Motherhood itself, I’ll be showing, is increasingly placed within a consumerist frame. And adoption: what is that? It’s about children, right? But adoption has been used historically to connect grown men, to establish dynasties.
We had a home birth and midwifery movement in the United States in the 1970s and onward. My ﬁrst child, Daniel, was born in 1974; a year later Ina May Gaskin had published Spiritual Midwifery,18 which became the bible of that movement. In the early days of a social movement, people often draw upon the academy for justifying arguments. Scholarship and academic work are used to buttress social movements, to provide the intellectual scaƒolding on which to build a movement. We— those of us seeking to change the way birth was practiced in the United States—drew upon available scholarship to show that change was necessary.
Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption by Barbara Katz Rothman