Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland

Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland

by Lisa Smyth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754635929

ISBN-13: 9780754635925

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The book provides a new sociological framework through which the significance of conflict over abortion and reproductive freedom is connected to conflict over national identity. It also offers a distinctive in-depth consideration of the connection between gender and nationhood, particularly in terms of its impact on women's status as citizens; within the nation-state;…  See more details below

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The book provides a new sociological framework through which the significance of conflict over abortion and reproductive freedom is connected to conflict over national identity. It also offers a distinctive in-depth consideration of the connection between gender and nationhood, particularly in terms of its impact on women's status as citizens; within the nation-state; within the European Union; and as members of a global civil society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754635925
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Abortion politics, the nation-state and globalization1
2Abortion and reproductive freedom22
3The politics of authenticity : nationality, gender and Irishness33
4National entrepreneurs : a moral panic emerges49
5Abortion, official nationhood and gendered citizenship73
6The X case and the familial 'pro-life' nation91
7The X case and the republican democratic nation-state104
8Towards a liberal democratic political culture?120
Conclusion : women in the nation-state140

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