Harriet Martineau

First feminine Sociologist:

About me:

She was born on June12, 1802 in Norwich, England. She was 6 out of 8 children and grew up in a middle class family. At a young age she was against the proper feminine behavior that her mother enforced. As she grew older with a different outlook on life than most women this inspired her too become the first female sociologist. As she wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective.


Auguste Comte:

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.

Herbert Spencer: How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

Karl Marx: The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

Emile Durkheim:

To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.

Max Weber:

Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.

Jane Addams: Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics

W.E.B. DuBois:The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.

What's on your mind:

Martineau examined social class, religion, suicide, national character, domestic relations and how these elements affected social problems and individuals. Martineau was also very active in women's rights, the fight against slavery and the struggle of the common worker.

Status box:

-In todays century Harriet would be trying to promote more equality between the sexes in the business area

-unequal pay between sexes is ridiculous!