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Author Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Title Complaints and disorders : the sexual politics of sickness / Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English.

Publication Info. New York : Feminist Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1082 E33C    Check Shelf
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 173 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series Contemporary classics
Contemporary classics (Feminist Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "From prescribing the "rest cure" to diagnosing hysteria, the medical profession has consistently treated women as weak and pathological. Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English's concise history of the sexual politics of medical practices shows how the biomedical rationale was used to justify sex discrimination throughout the culture, and how its vestiges are evident in abortion policy and other reproductive rights struggles today"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: A perspective on the social role of medicine -- Women and medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries -- The "sick" women of the upper classes -- The "sickening" women of the working class -- Notes on the situation today (1973) -- From here on: concluding thoughts.
Subject Women -- Health and hygiene -- Sociological aspects.
Women's Health -- United States -- history.
History, 19th Century -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Prejudice -- United States.
Social Conditions -- United States -- history.
Socioeconomic Factors -- United States -- history.
Women's Rights -- United States -- history.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01176773
Added Author English, Deirdre.
ISBN 9781558616950 (paperback)
1558616950 (paperback)
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