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Introduction
In retrospect, society has undergone various dynamics that has seen the society transform from primitive form of social disorder to a more orderly society that embraces democracy and respect for human rights. Conventionally, the society that existed during the medieval and stone age times was fraught with lots of chaos, and people fighting against each other. The society was characterized with the ideology of the survival for the fittest. People scrambled for limited resources that were available. As a result, the weakest members of the society were disadvantaged and faced with the threat of extinction (Furfey, 2005). People later recognized the importance of putting the social chaos to a stop and signing social contracts that would enable members of the community to co-exist peacefully. Members of the society transferred their rights to some few individuals who were bestowed with the duty of leading the society. This era paved way for the formation of various democratic societies, and increased interest in social studies by various sociologists (Coady, 2005). One such sociologist is Mary Wollstonecraft, whose sociological work largely transformed subsequent studies, formation, ideologies and inclinations of the society towards women, education and human rights (Browning et al, 1999). This essay is going to critically evaluate the works of Mary Wollstonecraft as well as a critical analysis of the socialist contribution to the sturdy of the society. The essay will also evaluate the impacts of the sociologist’s ideas on current sociological studies regarding the society.

Discussion Background information Mary Wollstonecraft was born on 27th April 1759 and died on 10th September 1797. She was considered a prolific writer, a staunch advocate for women rights and a philosopher. Mary has…...

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