By Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie P. Demos
Quantity 12 involves fourteen unique essays by way of multi-national and multi-disciplinary students. 4 speak about and study the nineteenth Century writings of Harriet Martineau (British Author), thought of to be early examples of sociology and gender stories. a number Martineau's writings are explored together with her serious evaluation of the Salem witch hunts and her letters to a tender Irishman. numerous essays concentrate on gendered implications of the nation, for instance, the eu Union or the jap ecu Bloc. a 3rd set specialise in gender and social associations and a few examine family-related concerns together with energy relatives relating to race, childbearing, the impression of non secular fundamentalism, concerns with regards to getting older, health and wellbeing and medication, and sport.Some are in response to shows given on the foreign Sociological organization Congress in Durban, South Africa in July, 2006. Others are drawn from the Martineau Society operating Seminar at nationwide collage of eire at Maynooth in may possibly, 2007. carrying on with within the culture verified via the "Advances in Gender learn" sequence, it explores gender as a social establishment and social build. The essays supplement each other of their subject exam, concerns and topics, including nuance to modern Gender experiences
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But clearly this was neither Nightingale’s interest nor intent. The two friends relied on the skills and discretions of the other, a remarkable alliance with few parallels in the history of sociology. In 1961 Martineau understandably referred to England and Her Soldiers as ‘‘our book,’’ and reported on its enthusiastic reception in America (Martineau to Nightingale, 20 September 1861/2007, Vol. 4, p. 288). The book’s general acceptance, especially in the United States, prompted Nightingale to send further information and statistics on the topic of health and military performance (Martineau to Fanny Wedgewood, 21 October 1861/1983, p.
In this type of study, in contrast to her early non-ﬁction, her own illnesses and bodily difﬁculties are invisible. Her sympathy with the sick and ill, nonetheless, helped her maintain her interest in the topic and her sense of mission to document and discuss it. Martineau was aided in this work through a close alliance with Florence Nightingale and together they created a public sociology with $ An earlier draft of the chapter was presented at the Third Harriet Martineau Society Working Conference, 24 May 2005, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
The term ‘‘civilizing mission’’ – admittedly, one fraught with ambiguities – implies an inherent native ‘‘barbarity’’ that must be corrected by the colonizer; without doubt, some imperialists promoted that attitude. But Martineau was among those who operated out of a genuine concern with facilitating social reform and progress; according to this ideology, the ‘‘haves’’ are by deﬁnition under a social and spiritual obligation to extend economic equity, social reforms, industrialization, and modernization to the ‘‘have nots,’’ an obligation as binding in terms of India and Ireland as to black slaves in the West Indies and Africa and white slaves in England’s industrial North.
Advancing Gender Research from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries by Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie P. Demos