Women Founders: Sociology and Social Theory, 1830-1930 - A Text with Readings

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This book presents the often overlooked contributions of 15 extraordinary women sociologists of the 19th and early 20th centuries: their work, history and voices. Lengermann and Niebrugge-Brantley's thorough text is designed to give students a complete picture of each woman's contribution to sociology and social theory; they offer for each subject a biographical background, a thematic analysis of the social theory, and selections from the woman's own writings. The structure of the book allows instructors to craft their teaching around the text, by focusing each chapter on one specific sociologist, instructors are free to incorporate the text as they like, serving as either a supplement to sociology and women's studies courses, or as a primary text.

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Brings together in one text hard to find selections from the women founders. (See table of contents below.)
Text relates women's social theory to their activist and policy-oriented work.
First-time translations of the sociology and social theory of Marianne Weber with an analytical essay that situates Marianne Weber's work in relation to that of her husband Max and Georg Simmel
Analytic essays feature significant biographical materials, intellectual history, careful analyses of key theoretical arguments in each woman's work, and locates each women both in the conventional canon and in the developing tradition of feminist social theory.
Bibliographic guides provide starting point for further research and visual aids summarize women's relation to male sociologists, major historical developments , and each other.
An ideal supplementary text for courses in sociology, social theory, feminist theory, the history of sociology, the sociology of gender, and a variety of courses in women's studies, policy studies, women's history, history of the social sciences and social work.

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Patricia Madoo Lengermann is Research Professor of Sociology at The George Washington University, where she taught for 25 years, chaired the department's graduate program and served as director of the Women's Studies Program. She holds a visiting appointment at Wells College. Originally from Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dr. Lengermann earned a Bachelor's degree in history and a Master's in Public Administration at Oxford University and a Master;s and Ph.D. in sociology at Cornell University. She has published numerous books, such as Definitions of Sociology, and Gender in America, as well as publishing articles in the British Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Sociological Inquiry, and Teaching Sociology. Jill Niebrugge-Brantley currently teaches sociological theory and women's studies at Wells College. She earned her Bachelor's at Pomona College and her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. She is a former professor and administrator at Northern Virginia Community College, and has also taught at The George Washington University, American University, and George Mason University as well as authoring numerous journal articles. Lengermann and Niebrugge-Brantley have been writing and teaching feminist sociological theory together since 1985, and have co-authored several other works.

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