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Feminism and nursing : an historical perspective on power, status, and political activism in the nursing profession / Joan I. Roberts and Thetis M. Group.

By: Roberts, Joan I.
Contributor(s): Group, Thetis M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995Description: xxiv, 369 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0275949168 (alk. paper); 9780275949167 (alk. paper); 0275951200 (pbk.); 9780275951207 (pbk.).Subject(s): Nursing -- Social aspects | Feminism | Nursing -- Political aspects | Nurses -- Political activity | Nursing -- History | NursingAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Feminism and nursing.DDC classification: 610.73
Contents:
Ch. 1. "Awake, Ye Women, Awake!" Perspectives on Florence Nightingale -- Ch. 2. Nursing Leaders as Activists and Feminists -- Ch. 3. The Paradox: Nurses as Healers in "Men's Horrible Wars" -- Ch. 4. The Lively Debate: Nurses and Suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Social Reform -- Ch. 5. "What We May Become": The Sounds of Transition -- Ch. 6. The Turning Point: Nurses Connect with the Women's Movement -- Ch. 7. Poking Heads out of Their Apolitical Bonnets: Nurses Zero in on Gender, Power, and Leadership in the 1970s -- Ch. 8. "Ride the White Horse Yourself!" Women's Culture, Feminism, and Nursing in the 1980s -- Ch. 9. Where Will Nurses' Militancy Lead?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-355) and index.

Ch. 1. "Awake, Ye Women, Awake!" Perspectives on Florence Nightingale -- Ch. 2. Nursing Leaders as Activists and Feminists -- Ch. 3. The Paradox: Nurses as Healers in "Men's Horrible Wars" -- Ch. 4. The Lively Debate: Nurses and Suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Social Reform -- Ch. 5. "What We May Become": The Sounds of Transition -- Ch. 6. The Turning Point: Nurses Connect with the Women's Movement -- Ch. 7. Poking Heads out of Their Apolitical Bonnets: Nurses Zero in on Gender, Power, and Leadership in the 1970s -- Ch. 8. "Ride the White Horse Yourself!" Women's Culture, Feminism, and Nursing in the 1980s -- Ch. 9. Where Will Nurses' Militancy Lead?

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Roberts and Group examine the feminist roots (1900-80) of the nursing profession. They note that the notion of "independent practitioner" assumes independent females. They maintain that ideas do not evolve from one point of time and progress in a linear fashion to a final conception; rather, nursing ideas of feminism, gender, race, class, and power are sculpted by the social context, shifting thought collectives, and multiple institutions such as hospitals, medicine, and business. The book begins, as it must, with Florence Nightingale. Her writing, philosophy, feminist ideas, and perceptions of nursing work are examined. The authors provide an exhaustive review of Nightingale scholarship, as well as a precise analysis of "the recognized founder of nursing." The chapters continue across time from the Progressive Era to the World Wars, the brash 1960s, and the conservative Reagan Era. The last chapter considers current relationships among gender, power, and leadership within nursing and the feminist future of professional nursing. A thoughtful and well-written book with an impressive bibliography, appropriate for professional nursing students and nurse-scholars. General; undergraduate through professional. D. B. Hamilton; Western Michigan University

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<p>JOAN I. ROBERTS, social psychologist, is Professor Emerita of Child, Family, and Community Studies at Syracuse University. A pioneer in Women's Studies in higher education, she is the author of numerous books and articles on gender issues, discrimination, the anthropology of education, and problems in urban education.</p> <p>THETIS M. GROUP is Professor Emerita of Nursing at Syracuse University where she was dean of the School of Nursing for 10 years. She has published numerous articles in professional nursing journals.</p>

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