Jane Addams The Long Road of Woman's Memory

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Presents a musing on the role of memory and myth in women's lives. This title explores the catalytic function of cautionary tales in reviving older women's sense of agency. Through conversations with women who had lost sons on the battlefield, it emphasizes the importance of voicing a female perspective on war.

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Jane Addams (1860 – 1935) was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. Beside presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, she was the most prominent reformer of the Progressive Era and helped turn the nation to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health, and world peace. She said that if women were to be responsible for cleaning up their communities and making them better places to live, they needed the vote to be effective in doing so. Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. She is increasingly recognized as a member of the American pragmatist school of philosophy. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Book Description University of Illinois Press, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Wild rumors of a Devil Baby - a child who has miniature horns and a forked tail and appears in retribution for a husband s cruelty - at Hull-House brought a flood of curiosity-seekers to Jane Addams door. To her surprise, many of the most adamant about seeing the Devil Baby were older, working-class, immigrant women. These women, usually rather withdrawn from the community, seemed to spring to life in response to this apocryphal story - and to be inspired to tell stories of their own. The tales they shared with Addams in the wake of the Devil Baby were more personal and revealing than any they had previously told her: stories of abusive mates, lost or neglectful children, and endless, ill-paid menial labor endured on behalf of loved ones. In response to these sometimes wrenching conversations, Addams wrote The Long Road of Woman s Memory , an extended musing on the role of memory and myth in women s lives. As Addams records the difficult recollections of these women she ponders the transformation of their experiences - so debilitating and full of anguish - into memories devoid of rancor and pain. She explores the catalytic function of cautionary tales in reviving older women s sense of agency. Through moving conversations with women who had lost sons on the battlefield, she emphasizes the importance of voicing a female perspective on war. The women s stories, graphically depicting the conditions in which they lived and labored and the purposefulness that sustained them, are gracefully woven together with Addams insights on the functioning and purpose of memory. Seen in the context of Addams personal connection with these diverse women and their stories, her larger efforts to bring about equity and social justice appear all the more courageous and vital. Charlene Haddock Seigfried s new introduction sets Addams observations in the context of pragmatist and feminist traditions. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780252070242

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