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Ireland's Magdalen laundries and the nation's architecture of containment

Author: James M Smith
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Magdalen laundries were workhouses in which many Irish women and girls were effectively imprisoned because they were perceived to be a threat to the moral fiber of society. Focusing on the ten  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M Smith
ISBN: 9780268041274 026804127X
OCLC Number: 145732912
Description: xx, 275 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the politics of sexual knowledge: the origins of Ireland's containment culture and the Carrigan Report (1931) --
The Magdalen asylum and history: mining the archive --
The Magdalen in nineteenth-century Ireland --
The Magdalen asylum and the state in twentieth-century Ireland --
The Magdalen Laundry in cultural representation: memory and storytelling in contemporary Ireland --
Remembering Ireland's architecture of containment: "telling" stories on stage, Patricia Burke Brogan's Eclipsed and Stained glass at Samhain --
(Ef)facing Ireland's Magdalen survivors: visual representations and documentary testimony --
The Magdalene sisters: film, fact and fiction --
Monuments, Magdalens, memorials: art installations and cultural memory --
Conclusion: history, cultural representation ... action? --
Appendix --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: James M. Smith.
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