Today, there has been an increased concern towards the classical sociological theories. This has not been the case due to the importance of these theories in terms of their historical contexts, but due to the fact that they have become living documents which come with complete relevance in influencing how people live and co-exist with one another (Appelrouth & Edles, 2008). Past contributions to the field of sociological theories has been something important which has been able to influence the modern day theorist in achieving a better social world.
Therefore, this great work brought forth by the classical thinkers of the past has continued to play a very big role in inspiring modern sociologists towards realization of their goals. This has been the major reason why majority of the present contemporary sociologists and thinkers have been seeking for ways through which they can reinterpret some of these classics thus being able to apply them within the present day scenes. There has been a great contribution to the sociological theories. This research paper is therefore aimed in analyzing some of the major contributions of women to modern sociological theories and how such contributions have been very important to the society.
In 1859 Charles Darwin published, On the Origin of Species; in 1879, Wilhelm Wundt established the first laboratory for psychology. In 1900, Sigmund Freud published his first book on psychoanalysis, Die Traumdeutung (The Interpretation of Dreams) . From Sigmund Freud’s works flowed the works of Jung, Adler, and others. Although the greatest contributions to sociological theories have been brought forth by man, it is something worth noting that women have also made greater contributions to these theories. To begin with, it is something important to note that the contributions by female thinkers towards sociological theories are something that has been overlooked for the past