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Complaints and disorders : the sexual politics of sickness

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich; Deirdre English
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press, 2011.
Series: Contemporary classics (Feminist Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2011011650
(OCoLC)708544298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich; Deirdre English
ISBN: 9781558616967 1558616969
OCLC Number: 948171179
Description: 1 online resource.
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.
Series Title: Contemporary classics (Feminist Press)
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English.

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"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.

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