Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
University of Georgia Press
Publish Date
July 15, 2018
Pages
182
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780820354750
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About the Author

DEIRDRE COOPER OWENS is an associate professor of history at Queens College, CUNY. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a residential postdoctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia and an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellowship.

Reviews

Working at the intersection of race, class, gender, and health, Owens presents a crucial platform for future researchers. This an intensive and sometimes uncomfortable read.--Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Deirdre Cooper Owens explores how 19th-century doctors on Southern plantations and in northern hospitals, both progressed medicine, and also solidified racialized stereotypes that have dictated treatment of patients for centuries--Bitch Magazine
Deirdre Cooper Owens has added a well-wrought book to the growing literature on the medical exploitation of African American girls and women.--Lawrence B. Goodheart "Journal of American History "
Medical Bondage builds on several decades' worth of excellent scholarship on the experiences of enslaved women, health, and medicine under American slavery, a literature that has explored white medicine's commodification, exploitation, and racialization of the enslaved, as well as the autonomy, creativity, and resilience of black healers and sufferer. . . Indeed, the author's brave, provocative, and tireless promotion of this troubling history is to be admired and respected.--The Journal of African American History