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Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice

Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration

Editors: Shields, Patricia (Ed.)

  • Historical theories of peace are dominated by a males, this book recovers an important, neglected, often suppressed  mother-of-the-field
  • Addams ideas of positive peace are well positioned to inform contemporary problems in peace building
  • This is the first book to examine how Addams practicing pragmatism influenced sociology, social work and public administration
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This book examines the life and works of Jane Addams who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams led an international women's peace movement and is noted for spearheading a first-of-its-kind international conference of women at The Hague during World War I. She helped to found the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom. She was also a prophetic peace theorist whose ideas were dismissed by her contemporaries. Her critics conflated her activism and ideas with attempts to undermine the war effort. Perhaps more important, her credibility was challenged by sexist views characterizing her as a “silly” old woman. Her omission as a pioneering, feminist, peace theorist is a contemporary problem. This book recovers and reintegrates Addams and her concept of “positive peace,” which has relevancy for UN peacekeeping operations and community policing.

 Addams began her public life as a leader of the U.S. progressive era (1890 - 1920) social reform movement. She combined theory and action through her settlement work in the, often contentious, immigrant communities of Chicago. These experiences were the springboard for her innovative theories of democracy and peace, which she advanced through extensive public speaking engagements, 11 books and hundreds of articles. While this book focuses on Addams as peace theorist and activist it also shows how her eclectic interests and feminine standpoint led to pioneering efforts in American pragmatism, sociology, public administration and social work.  Each field, which traces its origin to this period, is actively recovering Addams’ contributions.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Life of Jane Addams

    Shields, Patricia M.

    Pages 2-16

  • Jane Addams: Public Philosopher, and Practicing, Feminist Pragmatist

    Shields, Patricia M.

    Pages 17-29

  • Jane Addams: Peace Activist and Peace Theorist

    Shields, Patricia M.

    Pages 30-42

  • Jane Addams: Pioneer in American Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration

    Shields, Patricia M.

    Pages 43-67

  • Bibliography of the Works of Jane Addams

    Shields, Patricia M.

    Pages 68-87

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50646-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $99.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50644-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration
Editors
  • Patricia Shields
Series Title
Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50646-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50646-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50644-9
Series ISSN
2509-5579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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