By Patricia Shields
This booklet examines the lifestyles and works of Jane Addams who was once offered the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams led a global women's peace circulate and is famous for spearheading a first-of-its-kind overseas convention of girls on the Hague in the course of international conflict I. She helped to came across the Women's foreign League of Peace and Freedom. She was once additionally a prophetic peace theorist whose rules have been disregarded by way of her contemporaries. Her critics conflated her activism and concepts with makes an attempt to undermine the battle attempt. maybe extra very important, her credibility was once challenged through sexist perspectives characterizing her as a “silly” previous lady. Her omission as a pioneering, feminist, peace theorist is a modern challenge. This ebook recovers and reintegrates Addams and her thought of “positive peace,” which has relevancy for UN peacekeeping operations and neighborhood policing.
Addams all started her public existence as a pacesetter of the U.S. revolutionary period (1890 - 1920) social reform move. She mixed conception and motion via her cost paintings within the, usually contentious, immigrant groups of Chicago. those reviews have been the springboard for her leading edge theories of democracy and peace, which she complex via vast public talking engagements, eleven books and 1000's of articles. whereas this booklet makes a speciality of Addams as peace theorist and activist it additionally indicates how her eclectic pursuits and female point of view resulted in pioneering efforts in American pragmatism, sociology, public management and social paintings. every one box, which strains its starting place to this era, is actively recuperating Addams’ contributions.
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Extra info for Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration
The Women’s Peace Party, established in 1915, used a common suffrage tactic and took the unlikely step— demonstrated for peace. (Sklar 2003: 92). Addams and the many women who worked with her such as Aletta Jacobs, Grace Abbott, Lillian Wald and Rosika Schwimmer used their passion and skills learned through suffrage activism to organize the women’s international peace conference (Sullivan 1993; Wiltsher 1985). It must be noted that the still strong Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom provides evidence of her visionary leadership.
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Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration by Patricia Shields