Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

By Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School Julie Meyer, a pioneering scholar in the sociology of labor, was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on January

Hannah Arendt, “Reflections on Violence”

It is, I think, a rather sad reflection on the present state of political science that our language does not distinguish between such key terms as power, strength, force, might, authority, and, finally, violence—all of which refer to distinct phenomena. To use them as synonyms not only indicates a certain deafness to linguistic meanings, which would be serious enough, but has resulted in a kind of blindness with respect to the realities they correspond to. Behind the apparent confusion lies a firm conviction that the most crucial political issue is, and always has been, the question of Who rules Whom? Only after one eliminates this disastrous reduction of public affairs to the business of dominion will the original data concerning human affairs appear or rather reappear in their authentic diversity.

Source : The New York Review of Books, February 27, 1969 Issue

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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Many at The New School would agree that it is difficult to graduate from the university without hearing the name Hannah Arendt. Working primarily

Frieda Wunderlich

Frieda Wunderlich

Frieda Wunderlich was one of ten German professors brought to the United States by the New School for Social Research in 1933 to form

Ann Snitow

Category : Psychology, Women
Ann Snitow

Ann Snitow received her BA from Cornell University, and PhD in Literature from the University of London. She is currently a director of the

Sara Ruddick

Category : Philosophy, Women
Sara Ruddick

Sara Ruddick (born Sara Elizabeth Loop; February 17, 1935 – March 20, 2011)[1] was an important feminist philosopher and the author of Maternal Thinking:

Emily James Smith Putnam

Category : Founding, Women
Emily James Smith Putnam

Emily James Smith Putnam, née Emily James Smith (born April 15, 1865, Canandaigua, New York, U.S.—died September 7, 1944, Kingston, Jamaica), American educator and

Elsie Clews Parsons

Category : Anthropology, Founding, Women
Elsie Clews Parsons

Elsie Clews Parsons, née Elsie Worthington Clews (born November 27, 1875, New York, New York, U.S.—died December 19, 1941, New York City), American sociologist

Clara Mayer

Category : Education, Sociology, Women
Clara Mayer

Clara Woolie Mayer was an educator associated with the New School for Social Research for nearly 30 years. Ms. Mayer was the New School’s

Gerda Lerner

Category : History, Women
Gerda Lerner

Gerda Lerner (April 30, 1920 – January 2, 2013) was a historian, author and teacher. She was a professor emeritus of history at the

Doris Humphrey

Category : Arts, Women
Doris Humphrey

Doris Humphrey, (born Oct. 17, 1895, Oak Park, Ill., U.S.—died Dec. 29, 1958, New York, N.Y.), pioneer in American modern dance and an innovator

Karen Horney

Category : Psychology, Women
Karen Horney

Karen Danielsen studied medicine at the universities of Freiburg, Göttingen, and Berlin, taking her M.D. degree from the last in 1911. (In 1909 she