Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland

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Ashgate, 2005 - Political Science - 187 pages
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Situating the abortion question in the global context of human rights politics, as well as international social movements, Lisa Smyth analyses the formation and transformation of abortion politics in Ireland from the early 1980s to the present day. She considers whether or not the shifting connections between morality, rights and nationhood promise a new era of gender equality in the context of nation-state citizenship.

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Contents

Abortion Politics the NationState and Globalization
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Abortion and Reproductive Freedom
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Nationality Gender and Irishness
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Copyright

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