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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For Her Own Good is an interesting tale: the evolution of the relationship of women and experts and all its twists, turns, and cul-de-sacs. It is difficult to imagine a more fraught relationship in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frrobins - Goodreads

This books documents the history of the women question since industrialization took women's work out of the home and into the factory. It ends with a call to take the focus off the individual and to ... Read full review

Contents

one In the Ruins of Patriarchy
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two WtfcJies Healers and Gentleman Doctors 37
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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
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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
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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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