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Regulating Sexuality Women in Twentieth-Century Northern Ireland

by Leanne McCormick

Regulating Sexuality Women in Twentieth-Century Northern Ireland Synopsis

This is a groundbreaking examination of the attempts to regulate female sexuality in twentieth-century Northern Ireland, which opens up new and exciting areas of a previously neglected history. A wide-ranging study, it explores the sexual experiences of women in the context of the distinctive religious, political and social circumstances of Northern Ireland during the twentieth century. The commonality of attitudes of the Catholic Churches toward the control of female sexuality is revealed, along with the similarity of views concerning female behaviour. While the ways in which various authorities tried to control female behaviour are explored, it is also argued that women were not simply victims, but employed a variety of survival strategies and active agency, no matter how difficult their circumstances were. This work will appeal not only to an academic audience but also to non-academic readers interested in a new and exciting view of Northern Ireland's past. -- .

Regulating Sexuality Women in Twentieth-Century Northern Ireland Press Reviews

a groundbreaking examination of the attempts to control female sexuality from the 1900s to the 1960s.' -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719085109
Publication date: 1st April 2011
Author: Leanne McCormick
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 264 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Leanne McCormick

Leanne McCormick is a Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster. -- .

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