For her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to women / Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English.Material type: TextSeries: Anchor library of women's studies: Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1979, c1978Description: xiv, 369 p. ; 18 cmISBN: 0385126514; 9780385126519Subject(s): Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Maternal and infant welfare -- United States -- History | Women's health services -- Social aspects -- United States -- History | Medical ethics -- United States -- History | Women's rights -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 305.42 LOC classification: HQ1426 | .E38 1979Other classification: 71.33
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The romantic solution -- The rise of the experts -- Witches, healers, and gentleman doctors -- Science and the ascent of the experts -- The reign of the experts -- The sexual politics of sickness -- Microbes and the manufacture of housework -- The century of the child -- Motherhood as pathology -- The fall of the experts -- From mashochistic motherhood to the sexual marketplace -- Afterword: the end of the romance.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsBarbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.
(Publisher Fact Sheets) Political activist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana on August 26, 1941. She studied physics at Reed College and graduated in 1963. She received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Rockefeller University in 1968. Rather than pursuing a career in science, however, she decided to focus on social change.
Ehrenreich has written columns and contributed articles to publications including Time Magazine, The Progressive, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms, The New Republic, Harper's Magazine, and The Nation. She taught essay writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and 2000.
Ehrenreich has written many books, with 2001's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America and 2005's Bait and Switch, The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream both becoming New York Times bestsellers. Nickel and Dimed examines working-class poverty, while Bait and Switch discusses white-collar unemployment. Her next bestseller was in 2014 with Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything.
In 1998 Ehrenreich was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association, and she received the Nation Institute/Puffin Foundation Prize for Creative Citizenship in 2004.
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