Jessie Bernard

Writer, Author

1903 – 1996

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Who was Jessie Bernard?

Jessie Shirley Bernard was a sociologist and noted feminist scholar. She was a persistent forerunner of feminist thought in American sociology and her life's work is characterized as extraordinarily productive spanning several intellectual and political eras. Bernard studied and wrote about women's lives since the late 1930s and her contributions to social sciences and feminist theory regarding women, sex, marriage, and the interaction with the family and community are well noted. She has garnered numerous honors in her career and has several awards named after her, such as the Jessie Bernard Award. Jessie Bernard was a prolific writer, having published 15 sole-authored books, 9 co-authored books, over 75 journal articles, and over 40 book chapters.

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Born
Jun 8, 1903
Minneapolis
Also known as
  • Jessie Shirley Bernard
  • Jessie Sarah Ravitch
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Minnesota
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Died
Oct 6, 1996
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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