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Witches, Midwives & Nurses: A History of Women Healers (Contemporary Classics by Women)

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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work.

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposandeacute; on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.

Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, and, most recently, This Land is Their Land.

Deirdre English, the former editor of Mother Jones, is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Synopsis:

A bestseller for decades, this contemporary classic gets a substantial new introduction by the authors.

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:
9781558616615
Author:
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Author:
English, Deirdre
Subject:
History
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Contemporary Classics by Women
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 BandW photographs
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 x 0.4 in 4 oz

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