User:Roger A. Lohmann/Contributed Pages

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Contributed Pages

The following is a recap of most of the pages I've started, or contributed to in different ways.


As an Editor, I've signed off on:

  • Agriculture, history: Add brief definition or description
  • Approved Article Anti-Saloon League: The leading American Prohibitionist organization. [e]
  • Approved Article Jane Addams: (1860-1935) A pioneer American settlement worker and founder of Hull House. [e]
  • Approved Article Louis D. Brandeis: (1856-1941) A highly influential American lawyer and theorist of Antitrust during the Progressive Era. [e]
  • Approved Article Charles A. Beard: (1874–1948) one of the most influential American historians of the early 20th century; leader of the "Progressive School" of historiography. [e]
  • Approved Article Butler: Manages all affairs of a household and servicing of principals and guests, providing the service themselves and/or hiring and supervising outside contractors, vendors, housekeeping staff, chef, chauffeur, valet, or personal assistant or secretary. [e]
  • Approved Article Andrew Carnegie: 1835-1919, Scottish-American steel maker, philanthropist and peace activist [e]
  • Approved Article Caterpillar Club: An informal association whose members have successfully used a parachute to bail out of a disabled aircraft. [e]
  • Approved Article Scarborough Castle: Ruined stone castle on the east coast of Yorkshire, England, begun in mid-twelfth century. [e]
  • Approved Article Merle Curti: (1897–1997) American "Progressive" historian and a leader in social and intellectual history. [e]
  • Democrat Party: Add brief definition or description
  • Approved Article William Ewart Gladstone: (1809-1898) The great Liberal prime minister of Britain's 19th century golden age of parliamentary government. [e]
  • Approved Article Great Society: A set of liberal domestic programs proposed or enacted in the United States between 1963-1969. [e]
  • Approved Article Richard Hofstadter: (1916–1970) Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian at Columbia University. [e]
  • Approved Article Industrial Revolution: A period of major economic transformation in Britain from the 1750s to the 1830s, characterized by the growth of a new system comprising factories, railroads, coal mining and business enterprises using new technologies. [e]
  • Approved Article The Social Capital Foundation: A Brussels-based NGO promoting social capital and social cohesion. [e]
  • Approved Article Frederick Jackson Turner: (1861–1932) Influential early 20th century American historian. Formulated the Turner Thesis (Also known as the Frontier Theory) [e]
  • Approved Article Folk saint: A deceased person or spirit that is venerated as a saint but who has not been officially canonized by the Church. [e]
  • Approved Article Great Siege of Scarborough Castle: Major English Civil War conflict of 1645; after five months of defence, the Royalist garrison finally surrendered to Parliamentary forces. [e]
  • Approved Article Social capital: Productive assets arising out of social relations, such as trust, cooperation, solidarity, social networks of relations and those beliefs, ideologies and institutions that contribute to production of goods. [e]
  • Approved Article Edwin E. Witte: (1887-1960), an economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who developed the Social Security Act of 1935 and is known as "the 'Father' of Social Security." [e]
  • Approved Article Arthur J. Altmeyer: A key figure in the design and implementation of the U. S. Social Security system for the first 40 years of the program. [e]

Disambiguation Pages

Approved, Finished or Nearly Finished

Approved or Fully Developed Articles

  • Approved Article Civil society: The space for social activity outside the market, state and household; the arena of uncoerced collective action around shared interests, purposes and values. [e]

I've done what I can with these:

  • Developed Article Anonymity: Condition of being unknown, without a name or lacking an identity. [e]
  • Developing Article Commercial state: The concept, sometimes associated with Adam Ferguson's concept of civil society, refers to a political state devoted primarily to the promotion and advancement of commercial interests. Adam Smith referred to this as commercial society. [e]
  • Developed Article Giving circles: Form of philanthropy by a group of members who pool their funds and information in collective or joint donations; often contributing to organizations or causes in their community. [e]
  • Developing Article History of scientific organizations and institutions: Chronology of the development and history of scientific associations. [e]
  • Stub Political system: Recursive structures for transforming existing values into political demands and supports which provoke authoritative decisions allocating values and lead to consequences which, in turn, provoke new patterns of demands and supports. [e]
  • Developed Article Society for Social Progress (German): Add brief definition or description

Brief Biographies

Imported (from Wikipedia)

  • Developing Article Adam Ferguson: (1723-1816) philosopher and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment, sometimes called the "father of sociology." [e]
  • Developing Article David Hume: (1711—1776) Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian. [e]
  • Stub Adam Smith: Scottish moral philosopher and political economist (1723-1790), a major contributor to the modern perception of free market economics; author of Wealth of Nations (1776). [e]
  • Developing Article Scottish Enlightenment: A period in 18th century Scotland characterized by a great outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments. [e]


Current Projects

  • Stub Hull House: Chicago settlement house established in September, 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr in a house on Halstead Street built by Charles Hull. [e]
  • Stub Social Security in the USA: The largest federal social welfare program in the United States. [e]
  • Developing Article Public: Shared by, open or available to everyone, well or generally known, universally available or without limit, done or made on behalf of the community as a whole, open to general or unlimited viewing or disclosure, frequented by large numbers of people or for general use, or places generally open or visible to all pertaining to official matters or maintained at taxpayer expense. [e]
  • Stub Social world: Any particular system or network of social knowledge, awareness and relations. [e]
  • Developing Article Coal mining: A term that encompasses the various methods used to extract the carbon-containing rock called coal from the ground. [e]

Sociology Core Article Stubs

  • Stub Bureaucracy: Collective organizational structure, procedures, protocols and set of regulations in place to manage activity, usually in large organizations and government. [e]
  • Stub Socialization: Process by which individuals learn skills, attitudes, values, and patterns of behaviour that enable them to function within a particular culture. [e]
  • Stub Social act: A basic unit of social behaviour. [e]
  • Stub Social group: Three or more persons who interact with one another regularly, hold expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. [e]
  • Stub Social organization: The people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships. [e]

Starts & Stubs

  • Stub Applied social sciences: Applied social sciences are those social science disciplines, professions and occupations which seek to use basic social science research and theory to improve the daily life of communities, organizations and persons. [e]
  • Stub Citizen: A legally recognized member of a political or civil community. [e]
  • Stub Civic culture: Related political and social attitudes crucial to the success of modern democracies. [e]
  • Developing Article Commons theory of voluntary action: A theory that focuses on the role of associations and assemblies in social commons and human-managed natural commons like agricultural fields, fishing grounds and forests. [e]
  • Developing Article Company town: A rural village, town or small urban community founded by officials of an industrial company or corporation and wholly or mostly owned by the company/corporation. Company towns were a common feature of industrialization in the U.S. during the 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in the manufacturing, timbering and mining industries. [e]
  • Stub Fundraising: Process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. [e]
  • Developing Article Gerontology (social sciences and humanities): The study of human aging in any of the social science or applied social science disciplines or in such humanities as History or English [e]
  • Stub Household: The organization of persons living together in a residence. A single family household includes only related family members of one family and any resident household employees and retainers, like live-in cooks, housekeepers, au pairs, etc. The U.S. census also tabulates households of unrelated individuals (often termed "roommates"). [e]
  • Stub Hutong: Narrow twisting lanes, alleyways, and passages (hutong) formed by the outer walls of private residential compounds(siheyuan) of traditional Beijing, and the neighborhoods with these characteristics. [e]
  • Stub Jazz (software): A fully-integrated software suite for the Apple Macintosh 512K introduced in 1985 by the Lotus Development Company. [e]
  • Stub Membership organization: An organization with explicit procedures, criteria or processes of recognizing or designating members. [e]
  • Stub Neighborhood (social science): A residential unit larger than a single residence (whether a single-family house or an apartment complex) and smaller than a city. [e]
  • Developed Article Nonprofit corporation: Any of a number of types of corporation recognized by tax authorities as subject to nondistribution constraints. [e]
  • Developing Article Nonprofit board: A board of directors, governors or trustees responsible for managing the affairs of a nonprofit organization. See also nongovernmental board or voluntary board. [e]
  • Developing Article Nonprofit management: Responsibility for directing and controlling the affairs of a nonprofit organization. Under U.S. law in most states and territories, primary responsibility for managing the affairs of a nonprofit corporation is vested in the board [e]
  • Developing Article Nonprofit Terminology: Terms often used interchangeably to refer to organizations and services not bought and sold in markets or directly controlled by governments. Terms like nonprofit, not-for-profit and nongovernmental emphasize slightly different facets of phenomena occurring 'outside' markets and governments. [e]
  • Developing Article Review (journal): A periodical publication specializing in soliciting and publishing reviews and critiques of other publications in a science, discipline, or profession. [e]
  • Developing Article Rain garden: Rain gardens functions like native forests to slow, soak up, and filter polluted urban runoff from downspouts, driveways, parking lots and other hard surfaces. [e]
  • Stub Rural poverty: The factors of rural society, rural economy and rural political systems that give rise to the poverty found there. [e]
  • Developing Article Social enterprise: Any organization or program that advances a social mission through entrepreneurial, earned income strategies; the category of social enterprise may, in specific uses, transcend more conventional profit/nonprofit and government/nongovernment distinctions. [e]
  • Stub Social group: Three or more persons who interact with one another regularly, hold expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. [e]
  • Social Work: Helping persons, groups or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning by working with them directly or by creating social conditions favorable to that end. [e]
  • Stub Third sector: A sector or category of organizations and associations operating outside of government or markets (and, thus, in a third place or space). [e]
  • Stub Underground Courier: Software program produced for the Apple Macintosh in 1985-87. [e]
  • Stub Writing: The process of recording thoughts or speech in a visually or haptically retrievable manner. [e]

Editorial Efforts

I've also made contributions to:

  • Developing Article Academy: The name traditionally associated with Plato's philosophy school just north of Athens; thought by some sources to have been the name of a grove of trees. In modern usage the term often refers to higher education as an ideal type. [e]
  • Stub Fundraising: Process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. [e]
  • Developing Article Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, consisting of 30 articles with definitions of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. [e]
  • Developed Article Journalism: Practice of writing about daily events of interest to people - politics, international affairs, sports, etc. [e]
  • Developing Article Nongovernmental organization: A term used in much of the world to describe third sector organizations in terms of their location outside of formal government. [e]
  • Developing Article Ulster Volunteer Force: The name of one, and possibly two separate, loyalist paramilitary forces in Northern Ireland near the beginning and end of the twentieth century. [e]
  • Developing Article Gerontology: Biomedical, sociological and psychological study of aging. [e]


A few other preliminary projects are also underway in my sandbox