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Glass Mountain Pamphlet #0002: Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness

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   In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors analyze the biomedical rationale used to justify the wholesale sex discrimination throughout our culture-in education, in jobs, and in public life. Ever since Hippocrates, male medics have treated women as the "weaker" sex. By the late 19th century, when the authority of religious documents had waned, the ultimate rationale for sex discrimination became solely biomedical. In this intriguing pamphlet, the authors raise the diffuclt question: "How sick-or well-are women today?" They assert that feminists today want more than "more": "We want a new style, and we want a new substance of medical practice as it relates to women."

About the Author

Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the 2002 New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. She has written nearly twenty books, and has been a columnist for Time magazine and the New York Times. She has contributed to The Progressive, Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., The New Republic, Z Magazine, In These Times, and Salon.com. Deirdre English is the former editor of Mother Jones magazine. She has written for the Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue, and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780912670201
Subtitle:
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Author:
English, Deirdre
Publisher:
The Feminist Press at CUNY
Location:
Old Westbury, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Medical ethics
Subject:
Obstetrics
Subject:
Gynecology
Subject:
History of medicine, Modern.
Subject:
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Women's Studies
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Saddle-sewn
Series:
Glass Mountain Pamphlet
Series Volume:
0002
Publication Date:
19930101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 0.2 in 4 oz

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
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