The Women Founders: Sociology and Social Theory, 1830-1930 : a Text/reader

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Patricia M. Lengermann, Jill Niebrugge-Brantley
McGraw-Hill, 1998 - Social Science - 330 pages
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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About the author (1998)

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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