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Quantity 12 contains fourteen unique essays via multi-national and multi-disciplinary students. 4 speak about and learn the nineteenth Century writings of Harriet Martineau (British Author), thought of to be early examples of sociology and gender experiences. quite a number Martineau's writings are explored together with her severe evaluation of the Salem witch hunts and her letters to a tender Irishman. numerous essays concentrate on gendered implications of the country, for instance, the eu Union or the jap eu Bloc. a 3rd set specialise in gender and social associations and a few examine family-related concerns together with energy relatives relating to race, childbearing, the impression of spiritual fundamentalism, concerns with regards to getting older, overall healthiness and drugs, and sport.Some are according to displays given on the overseas Sociological organization Congress in Durban, South Africa in July, 2006. Others are drawn from the Martineau Society operating Seminar at nationwide college of eire at Maynooth in may perhaps, 2007. carrying on with within the culture validated through the "Advances in Gender learn" sequence, it explores gender as a social establishment and social build. The essays supplement each other of their subject exam, matters and issues, including nuance to modern Gender stories

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Harriet Martineau’s Irish Romance 31 Langtrey proved to be a gentleman of good education, though orphaned and poor; ‘‘he aspired to a literary life’’ (Martineau, 1861b, p. 338) but was compelled to earn his living tutoring a young Dublin woman, whose father was a local dignitary. When the two fell in love, he was dismissed and, worse, taken to court by the girl’s outraged father on false charges; although the charges were dismissed, Langtrey was disgraced, impoverished, ill, and threatened with eviction.

4, p. 88). Martineau confronts racist stereotypes condemning the ‘‘shiftless’’ Irish by re-asserting the claim she advanced in 1832s ‘‘Ireland’’: that the spirit of ennui generated by chronic poverty stems from unrelieved futility and hopelessness rather than inherent racial depravity, a perspective she extends to plantation slaves, the industrial working-poor, and other economically oppressed groups. Her conclusion to Letters from Ireland asserts: ‘‘There was a time when Ireland gave light – intellectual and moral – to the nations of northern Europe y She had a reputation for scholarship and sanctity before England and Scotland were distinctly heard of.

But Martineau was among those who operated out of a genuine concern with facilitating social reform and progress; according to this ideology, the ‘‘haves’’ are by definition under a social and spiritual obligation to extend economic equity, social reforms, industrialization, and modernization to the ‘‘have nots,’’ an obligation as binding in terms of India and Ireland as to black slaves in the West Indies and Africa and white slaves in England’s industrial North. England had serious issues with social oppression at home, no less than in its colonies, as Martineau’s writing repeatedly attests.

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