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Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders] : The Sexual Politics of Sickness

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara.
Contributor(s): English, Deirdre.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Contemporary Classics: Publisher: New York : The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2011Description: 1 online resource (145 p.).ISBN: 9781558616967.Subject(s): Women Health | Women --Health and hygiene --Sociological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Complaints & Disorders [Complaints and Disorders] : The Sexual Politics of SicknessDDC classification: 306.461082 | 362.1/9/81 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Introduction; Introduction: A Perspective on the Social Role of Medicine; Women and Medicine in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries; THE HISTORICAL SETTING; The "Sick" Women of the Upper Classes; THE CULT OF FEMALE INVALIDISM; THE DOCTORS STAKE IN WOMEN'S ILLNESS; THE "SCIENTIFIC" EXPLANATION OF FEMALE FRAILTY; THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE OVARY; MEDICAL TREATMENTS; SUBVERTING THE SICK ROLE; The "Sickening" Women of the Working Class; BIOLOGICAL CLASS WARFARE; THE SPECIAL DANGER OF WORKING-CLASS WOMEN; PROSTITUTES AND VENEREAL DISEASE
THE MIDDLE-CLASS OFFENSIVE: PUBLIC HEALTHTHE MIDDLE-CLASS OFFENSIVE: BIRTH CONTROL; WOMEN "UPLIFT" WOMEN; Notes on the Situation Today (1973); From Here On: Concluding Thoughts; Bibliography; Copyright Page
Summary: New edition of this bestselling book about the history of sexism in the medical profession.
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Title Page; Introduction; Introduction: A Perspective on the Social Role of Medicine; Women and Medicine in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries; THE HISTORICAL SETTING; The "Sick" Women of the Upper Classes; THE CULT OF FEMALE INVALIDISM; THE DOCTORS STAKE IN WOMEN'S ILLNESS; THE "SCIENTIFIC" EXPLANATION OF FEMALE FRAILTY; THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE OVARY; MEDICAL TREATMENTS; SUBVERTING THE SICK ROLE; The "Sickening" Women of the Working Class; BIOLOGICAL CLASS WARFARE; THE SPECIAL DANGER OF WORKING-CLASS WOMEN; PROSTITUTES AND VENEREAL DISEASE

THE MIDDLE-CLASS OFFENSIVE: PUBLIC HEALTHTHE MIDDLE-CLASS OFFENSIVE: BIRTH CONTROL; WOMEN "UPLIFT" WOMEN; Notes on the Situation Today (1973); From Here On: Concluding Thoughts; Bibliography; Copyright Page

New edition of this bestselling book about the history of sexism in the medical profession.

Description based upon print version of record.

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Barbara 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. <p> (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. <p> 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. <p> 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. <p> 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. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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