For her own good: 150 years of the experts' advice to women

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Anchor Press, 1978 - Social Science - 325 pages
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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Ehrenreich and English look at what kind of advice we've been given for the last two hundred years. Although they provide a good deal of social, political, economic, and general background to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A history of how the status of women has changed since the Industrial Revolution, when the modern gender roles were delineated based on the new divisions of labor. Very well researched, and well ... Read full review

Contents

two Witches Healers and Gentleman Doctors
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three Science and the Ascent of the Experts
62
four The Sexual Politics of Sickness
91

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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.

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