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Ehrenreich, Barbara

Works: 200 works in 624 publications in 9 languages and 26,578 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Humor  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: HD5708.55.U6, 155.232
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Ehrenreich
Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ehrenreich enters the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a job--undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and--again and again--rejected. This book highlights the people who've done everything right, yet have become vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding "surplus" employees--plunging them into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers--and little security even for those who have jobs. --From publisher description
Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage
For her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to women by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexualität / Geschichte
Witches, midwives, and nurses : a history of women healers by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published by the Feminist Press in 1973, Witches, Midwives & Nurses is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in the demonizing of women healers. With insight and originality, the authors have woven together stories about the witch hunts of the Middle Ages, the emergence of the Popular Health Movement, and an analysis of the contemporary state of medicine in relation to women's rights. In a new introduction written for this special edition, Ehrenreich and English discuss how this crucial text emerged, how much has changed, and how "for all our gains, we clearly have our work cut out for us."--Back cover
This land is their land : reports from a divided nation by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's second work of satirical commentary reflects on one of the cruelest decades in memory, the 2000s, in which she finds a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty. Her first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, was about the Reagan era. The one problem was the title: couldn't some prophetic fact-checker have seen that the worst years of our lives, far worse, were still to come? Here they are, the 2000s, and in this book she subjects them to biting and incisive satire. Taking the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory, she finds lurid extremes all around. While members of the moneyed elite can buy congressmen, many in the working class can barely buy lunch. While a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, the poor often go without health care for their children. And while the corporate C-suites are now nests of criminality, the less fortunate are fed a diet of morality, marriage, and abstinence. Her anecdotes are as sardonic as they are spot-on: pet insurance for your kids; Salvation Army fashions for those who can no longer afford Wal-Mart; and rage against those who have given us a nation scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty
The worst years of our lives : irreverent notes from a decade of greed by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ehrenreich here reprints a selection of her elegantly satirical essays that were originally published in Ms., Mother Jones and other journals during the Reagan years, articles in which she skewers political figures and others for causing a decay in human values. A strong sense of the ridiculous informs Ehrenreich's attack on those she judges guilty: phony evangelists, moneyed polluters and developers, Wall Street bandits, officials heedless of the poor. There are pieces on Nancy Reagan's memoir My Turn and on Oliver North as warrior prince of the secret government. The book has its critics, but Ehrenreich could also promote healthy rebellions in her role as someone who doesn't suffer fools at all, let alone grudgingly.--adapted from Publishers Weekly
The hearts of men : American dreams and the flight from commitment by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds over the past 20 years
Nickel and dimed on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich( Recording )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To discover how others exist on minimum wage, the author leaves her home, takes the cheapest lodgings she can find, and accepts whatever jobs she's offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she works variously as a waitress, nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She learned many things, including the fact that one job is not enough: you need at least two if you intend to live indoors.--
The sixties the years that shaped a generation( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary features interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Messe III and Bobby Seale
Re-making love : the feminization of sex by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de omwenteling die op seksueel gebied bij vrouwen heeft plaatsgevonden gedurende de laatste 30 jaar
Long March, short spring; the student uprising at home and abroad by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink Ribbons, Inc( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink ribbons, the symbol of the breast cancer prevention movement, are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefitting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the epidemic by selling known carcinogens?
The snarling citizen : essays by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, her first since the best-selling The Worst Years of Our Lives, Barbara Ehrenreich delves into the soul of the 1990s in search of the American zeitgeist after "The Decade of Greed." What she finds is a sour passivity. Only a homicidal car-rental spokesman or penis-severing small-town manicurist can induce a brief outbreak of giddiness. The youthful, pumped-up look has given way to menopause chic, and our biggest hope for a national health program is that it will provide coverage for Dr. Jack Kevorkian's services. Even channel surfing may have to be automated soon if the current listlessness continues
Bait and switch [the (futile) pursuit of the American dream] by Barbara Ehrenreich( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the world of white-collar unemployment as seen through the eyes of the unemployed, describing the woes of "surplus" employees who are forced to confront the realities of financial hardship with few social supports or security
Bright-sided [how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America] by Barbara Ehrenreich( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Ehrenreich presents a scathing critique on America's culture of optimism. Here, she reveals how Evangelicalism and health care is unwittingly undermining American potential and growth by offering hope to the public. Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude
Kipper's game by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della Markson is searching for her son, a brilliant, nihilistic computer hacker who has invented an addictive computer game. Her former professor, Alex MacBride, an academic has-been desperately in need of a publication and a drink, is looking for the papers of an obscure, long-dead neurobiologist. As they stumble through a suburban landscape littered with broken marriages and blighted careers, they discover that their personal quests are of great interest to mysterious others, and that they have been drawn into a grand design full of wondrous possibilities and perilous meanings. For Della and Alex live in a hyper-real world of strange portents and accelerating decay. Caterpillars are destroying the trees. A cracked but eerily lucid evangelist preaches apocalypse on a pirate frequency. And in the renowned biological research institute where Della and Alex work, escaped laboratory animals roam the corridors, hazardous wastes leak unchecked, and a lethal new disease is outwitting the researchers. In this menacing yet unsettlingly familiar environment, the search for Della's son and Alex's missing papers turns out to hinge on the ancient quest for the ultimate purpose of human intelligence and life. A startling feat of the imagination from one of our sharpest social observers, Kipper's Game is a daring and sophisticated adventure at the interface of science and metaphysics, human love and the equally human hunger for knowledge
Smile or die : how positive thinking fooled America and the world by Barbara Ehrenreich( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the dark side of the 'have a nice day' nation, Barbara Ehrenreich savagely attacks the tyranny of positive thinking in the United States. From contemporary religion to business and the economy, Ehrenreich argues that the insistence on being cheerful actually leads to a lonely and dangerous inwards focus
This land is their land reports from a divided nation by Barbara Ehrenreich( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Barbara Ehrenreich wrote her take on the Reagan era, The Worst Years of Our Lives, she had no idea that the truly worse years were still two decades away. Now she takes on modern day-corporate America, the wealthy elite, and a lopsided economy with razor sharp wit and biting humor
Wage slaves not getting by in America( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living
Living with a Wild God a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything by Barbara Ehrenreich( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In middle age, the author came across the journal she had kept during her adolescence. She set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of 'mystical' experiences. A staunch atheist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her lifelong search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, it brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that torment all
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Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream
Alternative Names
Alexander, Barbara 1941-

Barbara Ehrenreich American writer and journalist

Barbara Ehrenreich Amerikaans journalist

Barbara Ehrenreich amerykańska pisarka i dziennikarka

Barbara Ehrenreich US-amerikanische Publizistin und Investigativjournalistin

Barbara Ehrenreichov

Ehrenreich, Barbara, 1941-

Ehrenreich, Barbara Alexander

Ehrenrich, Brbara

Эренрейх, Барбара

אהרנריך, ברברה

ארנרייך, ברברה

ארנריך, ברברה

ברברה ארנרייך

עהרנרייך, ברברה

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エーレンライク, バーバラ

Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined AmericaFor her own good : 150 years of the experts' advice to womenWitches, midwives, and nurses : a history of women healersThis land is their land : reports from a divided nationThe hearts of men : American dreams and the flight from commitmentNickel and dimed on (not) getting by in AmericaRe-making love : the feminization of sexThe snarling citizen : essays