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Craig Calhoun

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226090948

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.001.0001

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Feminist Sociology in the Twentieth-Century United States: Life Stories in Historical Context

Feminist Sociology in the Twentieth-Century United States: Life Stories in Historical Context

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(p.480) [Fourteen] Feminist Sociology in the Twentieth-Century United States: Life Stories in Historical Context
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Sociology in America
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Barbara Laslett

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0014

This chapter explores feminist sociology in the twentieth-century U.S. using primarily three volumes of life stories—the biography of Elsie Clews Parsons, the sociologist turned anthropologist who received her PhD from Columbia University in 1899; the biography of Jessie Bernard, whose life and sociological work spanned most of the twentieth century; and a volume of primarily autobiographical essays collected from women involved in building contemporary feminist sociology. The analysis suggests how and why this intellectual innovation emerged as it did at two points in U.S. history, during the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, and why it was silent from then until the 1970s.

Keywords:   feminism, American sociology, feminist sociology, Elsie Clews Parsons, Jessie Bernard

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