Women and the Irish Nation: Gender, Culture and Irish Identity, 1890-1914

Hardcover | November 27, 2012

byD. A. J. MacPherson

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Women and the Irish Nation is a groundbreaking study of women's associational and print culture, which demonstrates the gendered nature of women's public activism in debates about Irish identity in early twentieth-century Ireland. It examines women's involvement in organizations such as the United Irishwomen, the Gaelic League and the Sinn Féin movement, demonstrating how access to public activism was often highly gendered. Through associational activities and writing for newspapers, women participated in debate about Irish identity by focusing on "feminine" topics, such as housewifery, cookery and fashion. While operating within the constraints of Edwardian gender ideology, Irish women demonstrated considerable agency in negotiating access to the public space of the press or national associations, often subverting and challenging conventional "womanly" behaviour. Illustrating how Irish political culture was gendered during this period of intense debate about Irish identity this book will appeal to readers interested in Irish history, women's and gender studies

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Women and the Irish Nation is a groundbreaking study of women's associational and print culture, which demonstrates the gendered nature of women's public activism in debates about Irish identity in early twentieth-century Ireland. It examines women's involvement in organizations such as the United Irishwomen, the Gaelic League and the ...

D. A. J. MACPHERSON is a lecturer in History at the Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands. He has published articles on Irish women's history in Irish Historical Studies, Women's History Review, and Immigrants and Minorities and is currently writing a book about women's participation in the Orange Order.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10.16 × 5.69 × 0.84 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230294375

ISBN - 13:9780230294370

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Women, Gender and National Identity: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
The Irish Homestead: Women, National Identity and Print Culture
The United Irishwomen
The Gaelic League
Sinn Féin
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index