Carol Nackenoff, Richter Professor of Political Science, and Wendy Chmielewski, George Cooley Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection are among the editors of Jane Addams and the practice of Democracy, new this year.
Using a rich array of newly available sources and contemporary methodologies from many disciplines, the ten original essays in this volume give a fresh appraisal of Addams as a theorist and practitioner of democracy. In an increasingly interdependent world, Addams’s life work offers resources for activists, scholars, policy makers, and theorists alike. This volume demonstrates how scholars continue to interpret Addams as a model for transcending disciplinary boundaries, generating theory out of concrete experience, and keeping theory and practice in close and fruitful dialogue.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection holds the largest collection of Jane Addams’s papers and other material related to Addams and her work for peace.