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Witches, Midwives, & Nurses : A History of Women Healers (Paperback) (Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre

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As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of health care 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.

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by The Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves 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.

Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the New York Times bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, and, most recently, This Land is Their Land.

Deirdre English, the former editor of Mother Jones, is a professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

As another agonizing attempt is made to shift the future of health care in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched this system--which is failing--is.

Witches, Midwives Nurses, first published by the Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch-hunts. In this new edition, Ehrenreich and English add an entirely new section delving into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé of the demonization of women healers, and the political and economic monopolization of medicine.
Number of Pages: 108
Genre: Medical, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Women's Health
Series Title: Contemporary Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2010
TCIN: 12273861
UPC: 9781558616615
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-8657
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