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Addams, Jane

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By: Vessela Misheva | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length: 5 | DOI: |
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Jane Addams is a classical American sociologist who played an important role in the emergence and institutionalization of sociology in North America at the turn of the 20th century. She was the founder and the leader of a sociological movement consisting of American women, as well as immigrants and men, who responded to her call, followed her, and came to reside at Hull-House—a settlement house located in one of the poor immigrant neighborhoods in Chicago. Working from Hull-House, Addams laid the foundation of an indigenous American tradition in sociology that was radically different from that of classical sociology in Europe at the time. She pioneered the microapproach in sociology and articulated the main methodological principles of microsociological research. Addams became the architect of a humanistic ...

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