Ehrenreich, Barbara

Ehrenreich, Barbara

(1941–  ) sociologist, author; born in Butte, Mont. An independent writer, she became known for her outspoken feminist-socialist analyses of contemporary issues, particularly health and the politics of gender and class. In addition to numerous articles in both popular and professional publications, she wrote books including For Her Own Good (coauthored, 1978) and The Worst Years of Our Lives (1990). She cochaired the Democratic Socialists of America (1983).