Science, Reform, and Politics in Victorian Britain: The Social Science Association 1857-1886

Science, Reform, and Politics in Victorian Britain: The Social Science Association 1857-1886

by Lawrence Goldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521036518

ISBN-13: 9780521036511

Pub. Date: 04/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Lawrence Goldman examines the origins of social policies in the mid-Victorian period from the 1850s to the 1880s. He focuses on the Social Science Association (the SSA), a remarkable organization whose debates on Victorian society attracted many eminent and powerful contributors. The Association is famous for its influence over many different social policies,…  See more details below

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Lawrence Goldman examines the origins of social policies in the mid-Victorian period from the 1850s to the 1880s. He focuses on the Social Science Association (the SSA), a remarkable organization whose debates on Victorian society attracted many eminent and powerful contributors. The Association is famous for its influence over many different social policies, including the emancipation of women. It was the first and most important arena for the pioneer British feminists. Goldman depicts the SSA in the context of its age, and explains its relevance to politics, social life and intellectual development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521036511
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note on citations in the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction: the contexts of the Social Science Association; Part I. Politics: 1. The origins of the Social Science Association: legal reform, the reformation of juveniles, and the property of married women in 'the Age of Equipoise'; 2. The Social Science Association and the structure of mid-Victorian politics; 3. Organising the Social Science Association; Part II. Reform: 4. Liberalism divided and feminism divided: women and the Social Science Association; 5. Transportation, reformation and convict discipline: the Social Science Association and Victorian penal policy 1853–71; 6. Victorian socio-medical liberalism: the Social Science Association and state medicine; 7. Labour and capital: the Social Science Association, trade unionism, and industrial harmony; 8. The Social Science Association and middle-class education: secondary schooling, endowments, and professionalism in mid-Victorian England; 9. The Social Science Association and the making of social policy; Part III. Science: 10. Social science in domestic context: popular science, sociology, and a 'science of reform'; 11. Social science in comparative international context; Part IV. Decline: 12. The decline of the Social Science Association: Liberal division, specialisation, and the end of Equipoise; Conclusion: the Social Science Association and social knowledge; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.

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