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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Works: 211 works in 789 publications in 13 languages and 42,087 library holdings
Genres: History  Creative nonfiction  Documentary films  Biography  Humor  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: HD4918, 305.569092
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Publications about Barbara Ehrenreich
Publications by Barbara Ehrenreich
Most widely held works by Barbara Ehrenreich
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,656 libraries worldwide
Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor. Author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in blue-collar America. What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead
Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,987 libraries worldwide
Ehrenreich enters the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a job--undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and--again and again--rejected. This book highlights the people who've done everything right, yet have become vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding "surplus" employees--plunging them into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers--and little security even for those who have jobs. --From publisher description
Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
33 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,580 libraries worldwide
A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage
For her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to women by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
63 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,421 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A provocative new perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other
Global woman : nannies, maids, and sex workers in the new economy by Barbara, Ed Ehrenreich( Book )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,818 libraries worldwide
In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide. Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed. Each year, millions leave Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and other third world countries to work in the homes, nurseries, and brothels of the first world. This broad-scale transfer of labor associated with women's traditional roles results in an odd displacement. In the new global calculus, the female energy that flows to wealthy countries is subtracted from poor ones, often to the detriment of the families left behind. The migrant nanny--or cleaning woman, nursing care attendant, maid--eases a "care deficit" in rich countries, while her absence creates a "care deficit" back home. Confronting a range of topics, from the fate of Vietnamese mail-order brides to the importation of Mexican nannies in Los Angeles and the selling of Thai girls to Japanese brothels, "Global woman offers an unprecedented look at a world shaped by mass migration and economic exchange on an ever-increasing scale. In fifteen vivid essays--of which only four have been previously published--by a diverse and distinguished group of writers, collected and introduced by best selling authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, this anthology reveals a new era in which the main resource extracted from the third world is no longer gold or silver, but love
Blood rites : origins and history of the passions of war by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
39 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,667 libraries worldwide
"In Blood Rites, renowned social critic Barbara Ehrenreich confronts a subject that has challenged thinkers from Homer to Freud: What draws our species to war and even makes us see it as a kind of sacred undertaking? Ehrenreich takes us on an original journey from the grasslands of prehistoric Africa to the trenches of Verdun, from the spectacular human sacrifices of precolonial Central America to the carnage and holocaust of twentieth-century "total war."" "Sifting through the fragile records of prehistory, Ehrenreich discovers the wellspring of war in an unexpected place - not in a "killer instinct" unique to the males of our species, nor in our Paleolithic hunting tradition, but in the blood rites early humans performed to reenact their terrifying experience of predation by stronger carnivores. It is in these ancient blood rites that Ehrenreich finds the first form of organized, socially sanctioned violence - and the spiritual antecedent of war." "Moving into historical time, Ehrenreich traces the evolution of war from the sacred undertaking of a privileged warrior caste to the central rite of the mass religion we know today as nationalism and shows the persistence of ancient fears in the most modern rituals and passions of war."--Jacket
The worst years of our lives : irreverent notes from a decade of greed by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
Ehrenreich here reprints a selection of her elegantly satirical essays that were originally published in Ms., Mother Jones and other journals during the Reagan years, articles in which she skewers political figures and others for causing a decay in human values. A strong sense of the ridiculous informs Ehrenreich's attack on those she judges guilty: phony evangelists, moneyed polluters and developers, Wall Street bandits, officials heedless of the poor. There are pieces on Nancy Reagan's memoir My Turn and on Oliver North as warrior prince of the secret government. The book has its critics, but Ehrenreich could also promote healthy rebellions in her role as someone who doesn't suffer fools at all, let alone grudgingly.--adapted from Publishers Weekly
Witches, midwives, and nurses : a history of women healers by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
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 rights. 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."--Back cover
The hearts of men : American dreams and the flight from commitment by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
31 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
An explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds over the past 20 years
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
To discover how others exist on minimum wage, the author leaves her home, takes the cheapest lodgings she can find, and accepts whatever jobs she's offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she works variously as a waitress, nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She learned many things, including the fact that one job is not enough: you need at least two if you intend to live indoors.--
The sixties the years that shaped a generation ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
This documentary features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Messe III and Bobby Seale
Fear of falling : the inner life of the middle class by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the professional middle class from the liberal elite of the 1960s to the yuppies of the 1980s and the amount of power and influence they wield over the American culture
Complaints and disorders; the sexual politics of sickness by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
"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
Re-making love : the feminization of sex by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Long March, short spring; the student uprising at home and abroad by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
18 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Pink Ribbons, Inc. ( visu )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 803 libraries worldwide
Pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer prevention movement, are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefitting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the epidemic by selling known carcinogens?
The American health empire: power, profits, and politics. [A report from the Health Policy Advisory Center (Health-PAC)] by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Living with a Wild God a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything by Barbara Ehrenreich( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In middle age, the author came across the journal she had kept during her adolescence. She set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of 'mystical' experiences. A staunch atheist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her lifelong search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, it brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that torment all
Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
From the New York Times Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist, and advocate for social justice. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, she recounts her quest-beginning in childhood-to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on? Why are we here? In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never, in all the intervening years, written or spoken about it to anyone. It was the kind of event that people call a "mystical experience"-and, to a steadfast atheist and rationalist, nothing less than shattering. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. The result is both deeply personal and cosmically sweeping-a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition. With her signature combination of intellectual rigor and uninhibited imagination, Ehrenreich offers a true literary achievement-a work that has the power not only to entertain but amaze
At the heart of work and family : engaging the ideas of Arlie Hochschild by Anita Ilta Garey( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"At the Heart of Work and Family presents original research on work and family by scholars who engage and build on the conceptual framework developed by well-known sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. These concepts, such as 'the second shift, ' 'the economy of gratitude, ' 'emotion work, ' 'feeling rules, ' 'gender strategies, ' and 'the time bind, ' are basic to sociology and have shaped both popular discussions and academic study. The common thread in these essays covering the gender division of housework, childcare networks, families in the global economy, and children of consumers is the incorporation of emotion, feelings, and meaning into the study of working families. These examinations, like Hochschild's own work, connect micro-level interaction to larger social and economic forces and illustrate the continued relevance of linking economic relations to emotional ones for understanding contemporary work-family life"--Provided by publisher
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Barbara 1941-
Barbara Ehrenreich American writer and journalist
Barbara Ehrenreich Amerikaans journalist
Barbara Ehrenreich Amerikaans journaliste
Barbara Ehrenreich amerykańska pisarka i dziennikarka
Barbara Ehrenreich US-amerikanische Publizistin und Investigativjournalistin
Barbara Ehrenreichová
Ehrenreich, Barbara, 1941-
Ehrenreich, Barbara Alexander
Ehrenrich, Bárbara
Эренрейх, Барбара
אהרנריך, ברברה
ארנרייך, ברברה
ארנריך, ברברה
ברברה ארנרייך
עהרנרייך, ברברה
ערענרייך, ברברה
에런라이크, 바버라 1941-
에렌라이히, 바바라 1941-
エーレンライク, バーバラ
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