For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Social Science - 410 pages
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The authors present provocative new perspectives on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.
  

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User Review  - Chelce Snider - Goodreads

This book was amazing. It went through a timeline of advice that, as the book shows, has done almost nothing for women, but a whole lot for men. One of the most interesting sections of this book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Baker - Goodreads

Scary :( It's like you can't win. Read full review

Contents

one In the Ruins of Patriarchy
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two WtfcJies Healers and Gentleman Doctors 37
76
foub The Sexual Politics of Sickness m
111
five Microbes and the Manufacture of Housework
155
The Domestic Void The Romance of the Home Domestic
196
seven Motherhood as Pathology
231
The Expert Allies with the Child The Doctors Demand
258
Obligatory Oedipus Complex Communism and the Crisis
276
to the Sexual Marketplace
295
Midcentury Masochism Gynecology as Psychotherapy
325
The End of the Romance 2004
341
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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.

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.

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