Advancing Gender Research from the Nineteenth to the by Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie P. Demos

By Marcia Texler Segal, Vasilikie P. Demos

Quantity 12 contains fourteen unique essays through multi-national and multi-disciplinary students. 4 talk about and research the nineteenth Century writings of Harriet Martineau (British Author), thought of to be early examples of sociology and gender reviews. a number Martineau's writings are explored together with her severe evaluate of the Salem witch hunts and her letters to a tender Irishman. a number of essays specialise in gendered implications of the kingdom, for instance, the eu Union or the jap ecu Bloc. a 3rd set specialize in gender and social associations and a few examine family-related matters together with strength relatives relating to race, childbearing, the impression of non secular fundamentalism, concerns with regards to getting older, well-being and drugs, and sport.Some are in line with shows given on the overseas Sociological organization Congress in Durban, South Africa in July, 2006. Others are drawn from the Martineau Society operating Seminar at nationwide college of eire at Maynooth in might, 2007. carrying on with within the culture validated by way of 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, matters and topics, including nuance to modern Gender stories

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In ‘‘Ireland and her Queen,’’ she notes: A well-fed people, encouraged in industry, could have certainly obtained political equality in a short time; whereas no amount of political liberty could have released the soil from the burden of a crowded population which it could not feed. Under such circumstances, Ireland might well be the nightmare of successive cabinets, the dread of every parliament, and the cause of heartache to every kindly-hearted man. (Martineau, 1861a, p. 344) Her statement clarifies her claim that Ireland’s problems are social – land tenure customs, for example – rather than political.

Give them work, she urges, give them wages, and give them time to sort out the new circumstances facing post-famine, earlyindustrial Ireland. Most importantly, give them access to educations suitable for and relevant to modern society. Throughout all her writing on Ireland, it is education to which Martineau consistently points as the permanent remedy for the various ills comprising the Irish Question: ‘‘we must look for hope and help to that power which will never disappoint us – to education.

Retrospect of Western travel. London: Saunders & Otley. Martineau, H. (1839). Martyr age of the United States. Boston: Weeks, Jordan. Martineau, H. (1861a). Ireland and her Queen. Once a Week, 21(September), 343–348. Martineau, H. (1861b). The Young Repealer. Atlantic Monthly, XIII(September), 337–345. Martineau, H. (1873). As much as I can remember of the story of young Mr. Langtree. University of Birmingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections, #HM1393. Martineau, H. (1983). In: G. ), Autobiography (2 Vols).

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