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Women Theorists on Society and Politics

Lynn McDonald, editor

 

$54.95 Hardcover, 336 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-88920-290-0

Release Date: May 1998

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$42.95 Paper, 336 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-88920-316-7

Release Date: May 1998

 

   

Revolution, abolition of slavery, public health care, welfare, violence against women, war and militarism — such issues have been debated for centuries. But much work done by women theorists on these traditional social and political topics is little known or difficult to obtain. This new anthology contains significant excerpts not normally included in standard collections.

Women Theorists on Society and Politics brings together scarce, previously unpublished and newly translated excerpts from works by such women theorists as Emilie du Ch<^a>telet, Germaine de Sta<:e>l, Catharine Macaulay, Mary Wollstonecraft, Flora Tristan, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, Beatrice Webb and Jane Addams. It focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers, but also includes some selections from as early as the Renaissance and late seventeenth century.

Introductions to the material, biographical background and secondary sources enhance this important collection. Women Theorists on Society and Politics provides essential theory on standard topics and a balance to the anthologies of feminist writing now more commonly available.

Lynn McDonald, a professor of sociology at the University of Guelph, is the author of The Early Origins of the Social Science and The Women Founders of the Social Sciences. She is a former Member of Parliament and a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. She is senior editor for the collected works of Florence Nightingale (in progress).

Reviews

“This fascinating volume includes material that has not hitherto been published...or appeared in English...and makes difficult texts more accessible by translating the works of early theorists into modern English so that readers can concentrate on content rather than form.”

— Margaret Conrad, Canadian Book Review Annual

Women Theorists on Society and Politics

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Florence Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notes: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 2, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale’s Theology: Essays, Letters and Journal Notes: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 3, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale on Mysticism and Eastern Religions: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 4, Gérard Vallée, editor

Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 5, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 6, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale’s European Travels: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 7, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale on Women, Medicine, Midwifery and Prostitution: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 8, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale on Health in India: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 9, Gérard Vallée, editor

Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 10, Gérard Vallée, editor

Florence Nightingale’s Suggestions for Thought: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 11, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale: The Nightingale School: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 12, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 13, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 14, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale on Wars and the War Office: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 15, Lynn McDonald, editor

Florence Nightingale and Hospital Reform: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 16, Lynn McDonald, editor