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Jane Addams Sociology

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Ezra Torres

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Alex Jane Addams Background Information Born September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois

Graduated Rockford Female Seminary in 1881

Granted a bachelor’s degree after the school was accredited as Rockford College for Women1882 1889: Established first settlement house in Near West, called the Hull House with Ellen G. Starr in Chicago

A progressive social settlement that sought to reduce poverty through offering social services and educational opportunities to the poor immigrants and laborers of working-class Chicago. Hull House Raised money
Advocated for needs of the neighborhood
Convinced other young women to help
Took care of children
Nursed the sick
Listened to the thoughts of troubled people residing in the home Addam's Role in the Hull House In 1931, Addams became the first American female
recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Final Thoughts Jane Addams was a leader in:
developing settlement houses for the poor and immigrants
giving women a voice in society
voicing her anti-war beliefs and promoting peace efforts

Paved the way for future social workers (especially females) and gave them confidence in their ability to make concrete changes Ezra Ryan Jeff Morgan John Background
Information Went Off to Medical School Traveled to Europe
Toynbee Hall in London A Modern King Lear (1894)* [labour disputes]
Ethical Survivals in City Politics (1894)*
Democracy and Social Ethics (1902)
Newer Ideals of Peace (1907)
The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets (1907)
Twenty Years at Hull House (1910) [autobiography]
A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil (1912) [women, sociology, history, suffrage]
Women at the Hague (1915) [Women's International League for Peace and Freedom]
The Long Road of Woman's Memory (1916)
Peace and Bread in Times of War (1922) [women, pacifism]
The Second Twenty Years at Hull House (1930) [autobiography]
The Excellent Becomes the Permanent (1932)
My Friend Julia Lathrop (1935) [biography] Published Works Howlett, Charles F. "Jane Addams and the Promotion of Peace and Social Justice Among the Masses." (n.d.): n. pag. Print.
Addams, Jane. Newer Ideals of Peace,. New York: Macmillan, 1907. Print.
Ockerbloom, Mary M. "Works by Jane Addams (1860 - 1935)." Bibliography: Works by Jane Addams. A Celebration Of Women Writers, Fall 2011. Web. 01 June 2013. "The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well­ being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty."(NASW, 2008, p. 1)

Jane Addams’ work with the Hull house redefined social ethics. Her social ideology has greatly influenced the core values of the National Association of Social Workers. Sociology Today She also preached three
“ethical principles”:
Teach by example,
Practice cooperation,
Practice social democracy.

Not only does this apply to social organizations but it has been encouraged by our society to abide by these social principles as a matter of social etiquette. Continued… "Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers." National Association of Social Workers . National Association of Social Workers, n.d. Web. 2 Jun 2013. <http://socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp>. Contributed Greatly

Although she had many disadvantages being a women sociologist, she still had many accomplishments.

She was a inspiration to sociologists and women everywhere, showing society that women are just as intellectual as men. Jane Addams Contributions to Sociology Jane was a leader of women sociologists ranging between 50 and 100 followers.

They had many networks of professional ties, institutions, and social activism.

Thanks to Jane, the hull house became a meeting place for sociologists to discuss great social problems.

This lead to the work on promoting women’s rights, child labor laws, and mediating during the 1910 Garment Workers’ Strike. Jane Addams Contributions to Sociology Addams worked in many reform groups
The first juvenile-court law
Tenement-house regulation
An hour work day for women
Factory inspection
Worker compensation Jane Addams Contributions to the Field of Sociology Work Cited
Addams had a very strong sociological eye and was able to use it to bring many sociological problems to attention.

She fought for the justice of immigrants and African Americans, researched on the causes for poverty and crime, and supported women suffrage.
Some of the projects that the hull house opened were the Immigrants' Protective League, the Juvenile Protective Association, and the first juvenile court in the United States. Discussion How many of us believe that “a woman is capable of being a leader”?
How do we think the ability for a woman to be a public leader has changed from the 1900’s to today?
What are some reasons why women weren’t, or are, socially accepted to be leaders in America?
Do we still believe that a man is more powerful than a woman?

Have the roles of men and woman changed since the 1900’s?

Where do we see the roles of man and woman going 10, 20, 50 years down the line?
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