Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness

Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness

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Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness by Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

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 this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558616967
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Contemporary Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the 2002 New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. She has written nearly twenty books, and has been a columnist for Time magazine and the New York Times. She has contributed to The Progressive, Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., The New Republic, Z Magazine, In These Times, and Salon.com.

Deirdre English is the former editor of Mother Jones magazine. She has written for the Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue, and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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