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

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ISBN-10: 1400078008

ISBN-13: 9781400078004

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Deirdre English, Barbara Ehrenreich

List price: $16.00
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A provocative new perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Foreword (2004)
In the Ruins of Patriarchy
The Woman Question
The New Masculinism
Feminist and Domestic Solutions
Science and the Triumph of Domesticity
The Rise of The Experts
Witches, Healers, and Gentleman Doctors
The Witch Hunts
The Conflict over Healing Comes to America
Healing as a Commodity
The Popular Health Movement
Lady Doctors Join the Competition
Science and the Ascent of the Experts
The Moral Salvation of Medicine
The Laboratory Mystique
Medicine and the Big Money
Exorcising the Midwives
The Reign of The Experts
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
A Mysterious Epidemic
Marriage: The Sexual-Economic Relation
Femininity as a Disease
Men Evolve, Women Devolve
The Dictatorship of the Ovaries
The Uterus vs. the Brain
The Rest Cure
Subverting the Sick Role: Hysteria
Microbes and the Manufacture of Housework
The Domestic Void
The Romance of the Home
Domestic Scientists Put the House in Order
The Crusade Against Germs
The Manufacture of New Tasks
Feminism Embraces Domestic Science
“Right Living” in the Slums
Domesticity Without the Science
The Century of the Child Discovery of the Child
The “Child Question” and the Woman Question
The Mothers’ Movement
The Experts Move In
Motherhood as Pathology The Expert Allies with the Child
The Doctors Demand Permissiveness
Libidinal Motherhood
Bad Mothers
“Momism” and the Crisis in American Masculinity
The Obligatory Oedipus Complex
Communism and the Crisis of Overpermissiveness
The Fall of The Experts
From Masochistic Motherhood to the Sexual Marketplace Mid-century Masochism
Gynecology as Psychotherapy
Revolt of the Masochistic Mom
The Rise of the Single Girl
Spread of the Singles Culture
Popular Psychology and the Single Lifestyle
Afterword: The End of the Romance (2004)