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

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Anchor Press, 1978 - Family & Relationships - 325 pages
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Review: For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women

User Review  - Syd - Goodreads

Fascinating medical and economic history to be found in here. As a broad-brush history of white American women's relationship with the "experts," it does a great job explaining how and why attitudes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Though the title would more appropriately be For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of Experts' Advice to Middle and Upperclass White Women (and I think the authors would agree), this is still a great read. Really eye-opening. Read full review

Contents

two Witches Healers and Gentleman Doctors
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three Science and the Ascent of the Experts
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FOUR The Sexual Politics of Sickness
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About the author (1978)

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War and Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America