Harriet Martineau

Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Author: Michael R. Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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The Essays in this volume explore the work of Harriet Martineau from a sociological perspective, highlighting her theoretical contributions in the areas of the sociology of labor, gender and political economy. The contributors each offer a contextual, theoretical and methodological assessment of her work beginning with the opportunities and challenges of utilizing Martineau pedagogically in the sociology classroom.

The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine

Author: F. Collyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 710

View: 790

This wide-reaching handbook offers a new perspective on the sociology of health, illness and medicine by stressing the importance of social theory. Examining a range of classic and contemporary female and male theorists from across the globe, it explores various issues including chronic illness, counselling and the rising problems of obesity.

Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines

Nineteenth-century intellectual powerhouse

Author: Valerie Sanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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One of the foremost writers of her time, Harriet Martineau established her reputation by writing a hugely successful series of fictional tales on political economy whose wide readership included the young Queen Victoria. She went on to write fiction and nonfiction; books, articles and pamphlets; popular travel books and more insightful analyses. Martineau wrote in the middle decades of the nineteenth century, at a time when new disciplines and areas of knowledge were being established. Bringing together scholars of literature, history, economics and sociology, this volume demonstrates the scope of Martineau's writing and its importance to nineteenth-century politics and culture. Reflecting Martineau's prodigious achievements, the essays explore her influence on the emerging fields of sociology, history, education, science, economics, childhood, the status of women, disability studies, journalism, travel writing, life writing and letter writing. As a woman contesting Victorian patriarchal relations, Martineau was controversial in her own lifetime and has still not received the recognition that is due her. This wide-ranging collection confirms her place as one of the leading intellectuals, cultural theorists and commentators of the nineteenth century.

Mirrors and windows

essays in the history of sociology

Author: Janusz Mucha

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 953

The Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophy

Author: A. C. Grayling

Publisher: Thoemmes Pr

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3606

View: 665

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy employs a wide construal of 'philosophy' that was common in former centuries. Its biographical entries include writers on mainstream philosophical topics whose individual contribution was small (for example, writers of textbooks or minor critics of major figures). But the encyclopedia also includes celebrated figures from other intellectual domains (e.g. poets, mathematicians, scientists and clergymen) who had something to say on topics that count as broadly philosophical. This interdisciplinary approach, coupled with sophisticated indexing and cross-referencing, makes CEBP easily accessible to students and specialists across a huge range of subjects. It will become a highly important resource to support teaching and research in literature, history, classics, cultural studies, politics, economics, language, aesthetics, psychology and science, as well as in mainstream philosophy itself.

American Sociological Review

Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher:

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Category: Sociology

Page:

View: 910

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: Bert N. Adams

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 577

A concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive theory text, given the range of ideas, historical context, and theorists discussed. Unlike other books of the type, Classical Sociological Theory focuses on how the pivotal theories contributed not only to the development of the field, but also to the evolution of ideas concerning social life.