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  - 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


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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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