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For her own good: two centuries of the experts advice to women

Author: Ehrenreich, Barbara Publisher: Anchor Books, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 410 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1400078008Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HQ500 .E47 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index


For Her Own Good Two Centuries of the Expert's Advice to Women Contents Foreword (2004) ONE In the Ruins of Patriarchy xi 3 The Woman Question · The New Masculinism · Feminist and Domestic Solutions · Science and the Triumph of Domesticity THE RISE OF THE EXPERTS TWO Witches, Healers, and Gentleman Doctors 37 The Witch Hunts · The Conflict over Healing Comes to America · Healing as a Commodity · The Popular Health Movement · Lady Doctors Join the Competition THREE Science and the Ascent of the Experts 76 The Moral Salvation of Medicine · The Laboratory Mystique · Medicine and the Big Money · Exorcising the Midwives THE REIGN OF THE EXPERTS FOUR The Sexual Politics of Sickness 111 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 FIVE Microbes and the Manufacture of Housework 155 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 SIX The Century of the Child 201 Discovery of the Child · The "Child Question" and the Woman Question · The Mothers' Movement · The Experts Move In SEVEN Motherhood as Pathology 231 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 T HE F ALL OF THE EX P E RT S EIGHT From Masochistic Motherhood to the Sexual Marketplace 295 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) Notes Index 363 389 409 341 Acknowledgments

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