Although Annie Marion MacLean, teacher, sociologist, and leader, gained international fame as an expert on working women's issues, her significant contributions are overlooked by contemporary scholarship. MacLean was extraordinary by any standard�her level of education; her precedent-setting behaviors, research, methodological innovations, public impact, and writing; her dedication to women's freedom and social justice; and her love for family and friends.
MacLean was a vigorous and creative exponent of the forceful spirit of Chicago sociologists. As a graduate of the department of sociology at the University of Chicago, MacLean became one of the founders of the discipline. MacLean was an ally and friend to other sociologists in Chicago who were both students and faculty at the university and at another world-class institution, the social settlement Hull-House. She gained fame as an expert on working women, using ideas to expand their options and respond to their need for social justice.
Mary Jo Deegan documents the life, accomplishments, and works of this noted scholar. Deegan explores such topics as Annie Marion MacLean and sociology at the University of Chicago and Jane Addams' Hull-House, MacLean and feminist pragmatism, women and the sociology of work and occupations, women's labor unions and the feminist pragmatist welfare state, the sociology of immigration and race relations, and MacLean's legacy to sociology and society. Her inspiring story will be of interest to those exploring the roots of the discipline of sociology.
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1. Annie Marion MacLean and Sociology at the University of Chicago and Hull-House
2. The Real Annie of Prince Edward Island
3. MacLean, Feminist Pragmatism, and the Schools of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Hull-House
4. Women and the Sociology of Work and Occupations: Fusing the HHSS, the CSS, and Critical Qualitative Methods
Reading 4A: Two Weeks in Department Stores
Reading 4B: The Sweat-Shop in Summer
Reading 4C: The Diary of a Domestic Drudge
Reading 4D: With Oregon Hop Pickers
Reading 4E: The Chicago Garment Makers
5. Women and the Sociology of Work and Occupations: Fusing the HHSS, the CSS, and Critical Quantitative Methods
Reading 5A: Life in the Pennsylvania Coal Fields, with Particular Reference to Women
Reading 5B: Industrial Conditions for Women
6. Women's Labor Unions and the Feminist Pragmatist Welfare State: Fusing the FCSS and the HHSS
Reading 6A: Factory Legislation for Women in the United States
Reading 6B: France and Welfare Services
Reading 6C: Trade Unionism versus Welfare Work for Women
Reading 6D: Restrictions on the Freedom of Speech of Wage-Earning Women
7. Women's Organizations and the Sociology of Social Movements: Fusing the FCSS and the HHSS
Reading 7A: Social Service�A New Profession for Women
Reading 7B: A Progressive Club of Working Women
Reading 7C: Homes for Young Women: The Eleanor Clubs of Chicago
Reading 7D: Fifty Years of the Y.W.C.A.
8. The Sociology of Immigration and Race Relations: Fusing the HHSRR and the CSRR
Reading 8A: A Town in Florida
Reading 8B: Where Color Lines Are Drawn
9. Socioautobiography: Disability and Everyday Life�Perfecting the Critical Experiential Method
Reading 9A: Diagnosing the Disease of Mary Ann
Reading 9B: Cheero!
Reading 9C: This Way Lies Happiness
10. Socioautobiography: Teaching and Everyday Life Perfecting the Experiential Method
Reading 10A: The Plight of the Rich Man in a Democracy
Reading 10B: "Love My Dog!"
Reading 10C: Twenty Years of Sociology by Correspondence
Reading 10D: Conveying Personality at Long Range
Reading 10E: A Teacher
Reading 10F: Albion Woodbury Small: An Appreciation
11. MacLean's Legacy to Sociology and Society