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Morgen (sociology, U. of Oregon) presents a thoroughly researched account of the United States' women's health movement, from its heady beginnings in the late 1960s. Including interviews with more than 40 movement activists, she describes how early grassroots efforts shifted power and responsibility from the medical establishment into women's hands as health care consumers, providers, and advocates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813530710
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Pt. I In the Beginning
1 Conceiving History 3
2 Foundational Stories and Movement Making 16
3 On Their Own: Women of Color and the Women's Health Movement 41
4 Into Our Own Hands: Feminist Health Clinics as Feminist Practice 70
Pt. II The Politics of Change in Women's Health Movement Organizations
5 Against the Odds: Patterns of Organizational Change in Feminist Clinics in the 1970s and 1980s 109
6 The Changer and the Changed: The Women's Health Movement, Doctors, and Organized Medicine 120
7 Neither Friend nor Foe: The State, the Movement, and the Changing Political Landscape 153
8 The Three Rs: Reagan, Retrenchment, and Operation Rescue in the 1980s 181
9 The Politics of Race and Class: Dreams of Diversity, Dilemmas of Difference 206
Afterword: The Movement in the 1990s: Accomplishments and Continuing Challenges 232
App. 1 Persons Interviewed 239
App. 2 Clinics and Organizations Surveyed 241
Notes 243
References 253
Index 273
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