Jessie Taft


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An early Chicago sociologist who wrote her doctoral thesis on ‘The Women's Movement from the Standpoint of Social Consciousness’ (1913)—with George Herbert Mead as her doctoral chair. The most influential of her numerous subsequent publications addressed issues of social work (see V. Robinson, Jessie Taft: Therapist and Social Work Educator, 1962).

Subjects: Philosophy.

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