Romano, Mary Ann
About the editor: Dr. Romano received her PhD in Sociology from New York University. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Molloy College, Rockville Centre. She is the author of Beatrice Webb: The Socialist with a Sociological Imagination (Mellen 1998).1998 0-7734-8312-8
This volume captures the sociological imagination of Beatrice Webb by enlarging upon two of her most notable contributions. First, she applied the scientific method of observation, experiment, hypothesis, and verification to the study of social problems. Second, an outgrowth of the first contribution, she, along with her husband Sidney Webb, turned government into a science in the interest of furthering socialist doctrine to combat social problems. This book will interest scholars in historical sociology, the sociology of knowledge, sociological theory, political sociology, and gender roles.2002 0-7734-7083-2
Over the years a number of sociologists have been constantly overshadowed, going almost virtually unnoticed by the discipline. The purpose of this work is to resurrect those sociologists by attempting to bring them into the mainstream.