By Patricia Shields
This e-book examines the lifestyles and works of Jane Addams who was once presented the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). Addams led a world women's peace stream and is famous for spearheading a first-of-its-kind foreign convention of girls on the Hague in the course of international battle I. She helped to came upon the Women's foreign League of Peace and Freedom. She used to be additionally a prophetic peace theorist whose principles have been brushed aside by way of her contemporaries. Her critics conflated her activism and concepts with makes an attempt to undermine the battle attempt. possibly extra vital, her credibility was once challenged by means of sexist perspectives characterizing her as a “silly” previous lady. Her omission as a pioneering, feminist, peace theorist is a modern challenge. This e-book recovers and reintegrates Addams and her suggestion of “positive peace,” which has relevancy for UN peacekeeping operations and group policing.
Addams begun her public lifestyles as a pacesetter of the U.S. innovative period (1890 - 1920) social reform flow. She mixed thought and motion via her cost paintings within the, usually contentious, immigrant groups of Chicago. those studies have been the springboard for her leading edge theories of democracy and peace, which she complicated via broad public conversing engagements, eleven books and thousands of articles. whereas this publication specializes in Addams as peace theorist and activist it additionally exhibits how her eclectic pursuits and female viewpoint resulted in pioneering efforts in American pragmatism, sociology, public management and social work. every one box, which lines its starting place to this era, is actively improving Addams’ contributions.
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