For her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to women  pbk

Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

Are women by their very nature as frail, as prone to disease, as vulnerable and as inept as the experts appear to believe? In For Her Own Good, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English dismantle 150 years of scientific and medical advice to women and ask why it was that women were apparently so eager to accept the opinion of 'professionals' on every aspect of their lives - be it health care, childcare, motherhood, diet, housework, or sex. Were the rules and logic of scientific progress, supposedly working for the good of humanity at large, as impartial as they were claimed to be? Or were the expert opinions in fact just another weapon in the arsenal of patriarchy - an effective device to subjugate adn neutralise women? Ehrenreich and English supply a fascinating perspective on female history in this brilliant account of pundits and their victims over the last century and a half. 'An outspoken new book' Observer 'This sorry tale is told wittily and without rancour' British Medical Journal 'A splendidly bold and readable review of medical, psychological and social theory since the industrial revolution' The Guardian

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書名 For her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to women
著作者等 English Deirdre
Ehrenreich Barbara
巻冊次 pbk
出版元 Pluto Press
刊行年月 1979
ページ数 x, 325 p.
大きさ 21cm
ISBN 0861040627
NCID BA03487109
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス