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Was George Herbert Mead a Feminist?

Mitchell Aboulafia
Hypatia
Vol. 8, No. 2, Feminism and Pragmatism (Spring, 1993), pp. 145-158
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810342
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Was George Herbert Mead a Feminist?
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Abstract

George Herbert Mead was a dedicated progressive and internationalist who strove to realize his political convictions through participation in numerous civic organizations in Chicago. These convictions informed and were informed by his approach to philosophy. This article addresses the bonds between Mead's philosophy, social psychology, and his support of women's rights through an analysis of a letter he wrote to his daughter-in-law regarding her plans for a career.

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