Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland

Edited by: Jennifer Redmond, Sonja Tiernan, Sandra McAvoy, Mary McAuliffe

Contributions by: Maria Luddy

This innovative collection offers a new understanding of sexual and gender politics in Ireland throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Leading experts in the field contribute to a captivating and controversial debate on sexuality in Irish society, and specifically include explorations of lesbian histories, the treatment of intersex persons in Ireland, the patriarchal system, prostitution, sex education, and the ongoing and divisive issue of abortion. Ireland's relationship between the Church and State is investigated and questioned, along with the 'double standards' attitude towards women and their position within the law. New arguments made throughout the book offer a re-examination of our understanding of the Irish State and how it has treated, and continues to treat, its people on the basis of gender. The book contains insightful questions that challenge the concept of masculinity, femininity, and 'otherness' within Irish society. It also includes a fascinating study of activists from various campaigns that surround the progression of 'Pro-Choice' and 'Pro-Life' since 1983. [Subject: History, Irish Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Politics]

Publication Date: 4/20/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9780716532859

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