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Witches, midwives, and nurses : a history of women healers /
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York City : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, c2010.
description
108 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
ISBN
9781558616615
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imprint
New York City : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, c2010.
isbn
9781558616615
catalogue key
8042713
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-107)
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, and most recently, Bright-Sided. Deirdre English, the former editor of Mother Jones, is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text looks at the history of medical practice, argues that the suppression of female healers began with the European witch hunts, and describes the sexism of the current medical establishment.
Main Description
A bestseller for decades, this contemporary classic gets a substantial new introduction by the authors.
Main Description
As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses , first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic expos on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches. Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch , and, most recently, This Land is Their Land . Deirdre English , the former editor of Mother Jones , is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Main Description
As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses , first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolizationof medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches. Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch , and, most recently, This Land is Their Land . Deirdre English , the former editor of Mother Jones , is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Main Description
As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work.Witches, Midwives, and Nurses , first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch , and, most recently, This Land is Their Land .Deirdre English , the former editor of Mother Jones , is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Main Description
First published by the Feminist Press in 1973, Witches, Midwives Nurses is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in the demonizing of women healers. With insight and originality, the authors have woven together stories about the witch hunts of the Middle Ages, the emergence of the Popular Health Movement, and an analysis of the contemporary state of medicine in relation to women's right. In a new introduction written for this special edition, Ehrenreich and English discuss how this crucial text emerged, how much has changed, and how "for all our gains, we clearly have our work cut out for us." Book jacket.
Main Description
First published in 1973, this is an essential work on the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunts. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing fears and fantasies. They build on their classic expos of the demonisation of women healers and the political and economic monopolisation of medicine, bringing it up to date with today's changing attitudes to these issues.
Main Description
First published in 1973, this is an essential work on the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunts. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé of the demonisation of women healers and the political and economic monopolisation of medicine, bringing it up to date with today's changing attitudes to these issues.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Second Edition: The Backstoryp. 7
Introduction to the First Editionp. 25
Witchcraft and Medicine in the Middle Agesp. 31
Women and the Rise of the American Medical Professionp. 61
Conclusionp. 99
Bibliographyp. 105
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