Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers (Second Edition)

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers (Second Edition)

by Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

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Overview

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment, rooted in witch hunters and the rise of capitalism.

As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of healthcare in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn't work.

First published by the Feminist Press in 1973, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new and updated edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English delve into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today's changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558616615
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Contemporary Classics Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 45,142
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 5.36(h) x 0.24(d)

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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