9781558616615

Witches, Midwives, & Nurses

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  • ISBN13:

    9781558616615

  • ISBN10:

    1558616616

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: Feminist Pr

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

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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