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Regulating sexuality [electronic resource] : women in twentieth-century Northern Ireland / Leanne McCormick.

Author/Creator:
McCormick, Leanne.
Publication:
Manchester, U.K. ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (2 p.)
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Subjects:
Women -- Sexual behavior -- Northern Ireland.
Women -- Northern Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Northern Ireland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 authoritie
Contents:
'Dirty girls and bad houses' : prostitutes and prostitution
'Angels who have lost their way' : the work of rescue and reform homes
'Modesty is the sister of virtue' : moral prevention work with girls
'People should keep a grip of themselves' : treatment and prevention of VD
'One Yank and they're off' : interaction between US Troops and Northern Irish women, 1942-1945
'Confused with prejudice and muddled thinking' : preventing pregnancy.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-78170-266-7
1-84779-326-6
OCLC:
818847342