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Origins of the Magdalene laundries : an analytical history

Author: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The convents, asylums, and laundries that once comprised the Magdalene institutions are the subject of this examination of "Magdaleneism." The book focuses on the devolution of the significance of Mary Magdalene as a metaphor for the organization: from an affluent, strong supporter of Jesus to a simple, fallen woman"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Mary Magdalene, Saint; Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Maria Magdalena.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
ISBN: 9780786444465 0786444460
OCLC Number: 473124810
Description: vii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Mary Magdalene and the rise of magdalenism --
Mary Magdalene and the Mother Mary --
The rhetorical framing of the Magdalene and women in the early Middle Ages --
Medieval prostitution, regulation, and repentance --
The state, colonization, and the female as citizen --
Ancient Irish law and women's status in precolonial Ireland --
The colonization of Ireland and her women --
The rise of the Irish Magdalene laundries --
The rise of the English Magdalenes and the Magdalen-House --
The twentieth century Magdalene laundries.
Responsibility: Rebecca Lea McCarthy.

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Presents an account of the convents, asylums, and laundries that once comprised the Magdalene institutions. Examining the laundries within the context of a growing world capitalist economy, this work  Read more...

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