Gender and Sexuality in Ireland

The history of sexuality in Ireland remains relatively understudied, but that is not to say that it has never been considered. Now, in the 4th instalment of the 'Irish perspectives' collaboration between Pen & Sword and History Ireland, a range of experts explore Irish history from the perspective of the broad concept of sexuality.

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The history of sexuality in Ireland remains relatively understudied when compared with the more well-worn paths of political and military history, but that is not to say that it has never been considered. Now, in the fourth instalment of the 'Irish perspectives' collaboration between Pen and Sword and History Ireland, a range of experts explore Irish history from the perspective of the broad concept of sexuality, in both theory and practice.

From the legalities that defined gender roles in the middle ages and early modern periods, to women’s role in political life and civil society, Gender and Sexuality in Ireland provides a comprehensive overview of the nation's understanding and relationship with sexuality and patriarchy. Population change, prostitution, incarceration, infanticide, abortion and homophobia are all considered alongside attempts to impose - and ignore - Catholic morality in independent Ireland.

Struggles for women’s rights and reproductive rights, the culture wars of the 1980s, and Irish people simply trying to have good sex lives, the essays gathered here cast light on aspects of Ireland's past that are often overlooked in more mainstream narratives of Irish history.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Published On: 25 September 2019
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
  • ISBN / EAN: 9781526736796
  • Page Count: 147