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Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature: v. 5

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature: v. 5
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This is the main source of Nightingale's work on the methodology of social science and her views on social reform. Here we see how she took her 'call to service' into practice: by first learning how the laws of God's world operate, one can then determine how to intervene for good. There is material on medical statistics, the census, pauperism and Poor Law reform, the need for income security measures and better housing, on crime, gender and the family. Her comments on a new edition of The Dialogues of Plato are given, with their impact on the revision of the next edition. We see Nightingale's condemnation of Plato's 'community of wives', with her stirring approval of love (even outside marriage!), marriage and the family. In this volume also her views on natural science, education and literature are reported. Nightingale was an astute behind-the-scenes political activist. Society and Politics publishes (much of it for the first time) her correspondence with such leading political figures as Queen Victoria, W E Gladstone and J S Mill. There are notes and essays on public administration and personal observations on various members of royalty, prime ministers and ministers, and Indian viceroys. Nightingale's support of the vote for women (contrary to much in the secondary literature) is here shown. Correspondence and notes on British general elections from 1834 to 1900 is reported, with letters to and for (Liberal) political candidates and fierce condemnations of Conservatives.

Author Biography

Lynn McDonald is a professor of sociology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canadas largest womens organisation, and a former Member of Parliament. She herself has been a public health advocate. As a Member of the Canadian Parliament, she succeeded in getting the Non-smokers Health Act adopted in 1988 as a private members bill. It not only made Parliamentary history (aside from the fact that McDonald was the first Ms in the House of Commons) but it also made Canada a leader in the tobacco wars. She is the author of several books on women theorists.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2003
Contributor
Edited by Lynn McDonald
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
Illustrations, maps, ports.
Imprint
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Pages
896
Dimensions
160x235x53
ISBN-13
9780889204294
Product ID
2245335

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