Mabel Agnes Elliott

Mabel Agnes Elliott : Pioneering Feminist, Pacifist Sociologist

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Mabel Agnes Elliott: Pioneering Feminist, Pacifist Sociologist provides a history of the life and career of the late Mabel Agnes Elliott (1898-1990), a pioneering female sociologist largely forgotten despite her achievements and contributions. A native of Iowa, Elliott earned three degrees in Sociology from Northwestern University. In addition to her career as a sociologist, she was a feminist and a pacifist whose occasional criticism of criminal policies in the United States led to the creation of an FBI file. Despite being largely disregarded by her male colleagues, Elliott wrote a wildly successful textbook, Social Disorganization, that published four editions over thirty years. After starting her career at the University of Kansas and working there for twenty years, she moved to Chatham College in Pennsylvania in 1949 where she was appreciated for her singular abilities. Among her many achievements, she was the first nwoman to be elected Presidet of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in 1957.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073912952X
  • 9780739129524

About Kathryn McGonigal

Kathryn McGonigal is an assistant professor at Fort Hays State University. John F. Galliher is professor of sociology and director of the Peace Studies program at Missouri University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Snapshot of a Life Chapter 3 Chapter 2. A Photo Gallery: The Seasons of Mabel A. Elliott Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Women in Social Science in the Early Twentieth Century Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Elliott's Career at the University of Kansas: Colleagues and Publications Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Finding a Home at Chatham College: Students and Publications Chapter 7 Chapter 6. The Misappropriation of Mabel A. Elliott's Social Disorganization Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Summary and Conclusionsshow more