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Into our own hands : the women's health movement in the United States, 1969-1990 / Sandra Morgen.

By: Morgen, Sandra.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2002Description: xv, 284 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0813530709 (hbk.); 9780813530703 (hbk.); 0813530717 (pbk.); 9780813530710 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women's health services -- United States | Women's health services -- Political aspects -- United States | Feminism -- United StatesDDC classification: 362.1/98/0973 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
In the beginning. One conceiving history -- Foundational stories and movement making -- On their own women of color and the women's health movement -- Into our own hands : feminist health clinics as feminist practice -- The politics of change in women's health movement organizations. Against the odds : patterns of organizational change in feminist clinics in the 1970s and 1980s -- The changer and the changed : the women's health movement, doctors, and organized medicine -- Neither friend nor foe : the state, the movement, and the changing political landscape --The three Rs : Reagan, retrenchment, and operation rescue in the 1980s -- The politics of race and class : dreams of diversity, dilemmas of difference -- Afterword: The movement in the 1990s : accomplishmentsand continuing challenges.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-271) and index.

In the beginning. One conceiving history -- Foundational stories and movement making -- On their own women of color and the women's health movement -- Into our own hands : feminist health clinics as feminist practice -- The politics of change in women's health movement organizations. Against the odds : patterns of organizational change in feminist clinics in the 1970s and 1980s -- The changer and the changed : the women's health movement, doctors, and organized medicine -- Neither friend nor foe : the state, the movement, and the changing political landscape --The three Rs : Reagan, retrenchment, and operation rescue in the 1980s -- The politics of race and class : dreams of diversity, dilemmas of difference -- Afterword: The movement in the 1990s : accomplishmentsand continuing challenges.

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Anthropologist Morgen (sociology, Univ. of Oregon) spent 25 years gathering information and the last ten years analyzing her research, which includes interviews with 45 feminist health care activists, organizers, and service providers; women's health clinic newsletters and other primary documents; a 1990 survey of 50 women's health organizations; and two years of fieldwork in a feminist health clinic in the late 1970s. She focuses on efforts to change routine gynecological and reproductive health care from 1969 through the early 1990s. The book is divided into two parts: history, background, and specific foundational stories (e.g., Boston Women's Health Book Collective), and politics, in which she describes and explains the many external and internal power struggles involving the medical establishment, state policy, local communities, paid staff and volunteers, affirmative action, Reaganomics, the New Right, and Operation Rescue. She also reviews, notes, cites, and indexes numerous scholarly and popular articles about the movement. Highly recommended for graduate students, researchers in women's studies and public health policy, and professionals. E. R. Paterson SUNY College at Cortland

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Sandra Morgen is director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon

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