The Women Founders of the Social Sciences

9780773523494: Paperback
Release Date: 15th May 1994

Number of Pages: 287

Series Women's Experience Series

McGill-Queen's University Press

The Women Founders of the Social Sciences

Paperback / £25.99

Ground-breaking and original, this book debunks the myth that empirical social science has been dominated by its male founders and methodologists. The author re-analyses the critical role British, French and American women played in creating the field from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Included are Mary Astell, Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Martineau, Beatrice Webb, Catharine Macauley, Florence Nightingale, Madame de Staël and Jane Addams.