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Barbara Ehrenreich has written and lectured widely on subjects related to health care and women's issues. She has contributed articles to The Nation, The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review, among others. She is the author of Re-making Love: The Feminization of Sex (with Elizabeth Gess and Gloria Jacobs); Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War; Fear of Failing: The Inner Life of the Middle Class; Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy (co-edited with Arlie Russell Hochschild); The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment; and Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.
Deirdre English is a writer, filmmaker, and teacher. She has taught women's studies at the State University of New York. Her award-winning films D.C.III and The Year of the Tiger have been widely distributed. She lives in San Francisco.
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English are the authors of three classic studies of women and health care: Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers; Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness; and The American Health Empire: Power, Profits and Politics.