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Women Divided : Gender, Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland - Rosemary Sales

Women Divided

Gender, Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland


Published: 3rd July 1997
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The ongoing Irish peace process has renewed interest in the current social and political problems of Northern Ireland. In bringing together the issues of gender and inequality, "Women Divided," a title in the "International Studies of Women and Place" series, offers new perspectives on women's rights and contemporary political issues.
"Women Divided" argues that religious and political sectarianism in Northern Ireland has subordinated women. A historical review is followed by an analysis of the contemporary scene-- state, market (particularly employment patterns), family and church--and the role of women's movements. The book concludes with an in-depth critique of the current peace process and its implications for women's rights in Northern Ireland, arguing that women's rights must be a central element in any agenda for peace and reconciliation.

"Rosemary Sales' Women Divided is a comprehensive sociological study of women in Northern Ireland and the national politics that complicate their realities and problematize the idea of a politics based on gender identity.--Begona Aretxaga, University of Texas at Austin."

Glossaryp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Rise and Fall of Stormontp. 12
Explaining the Conflictp. 46
British Policy Under Direct Rulep. 74
Social Policy and Social Divisionsp. 108
Employment Inequality in the 1990sp. 136
Engendering Changep. 169
Women and the 'peace Process'p. 195
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9780415137669
ISBN-10: 0415137667
Series: International Studies of Women and Place
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd July 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1