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Sexualities and Irish society : a reader

Author: Máire Leane; Elizabeth Kiely
Publisher: Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland : Orpen Press, ©2014.
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Draws on a variety of theoretical approaches and employs a range of analytic techniques to examine a wide range of topics relating to sexualities as they are socially constructed and regulated in Irish society today. The book is intended to be useful to high school, indergraduate, and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines where the study of sexualities is of importance. It is also intended as a useful  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Máire Leane; Elizabeth Kiely
ISBN: 1909518476 9781909518476
OCLC Number: 880456593
Description: xx, 519 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Maire Leane and Elizabeth Kiely --
Section 1: Historical sexualities --
'Bring forth abundantly in the Earth, and multiply therein' (Genesis 9:7): Aspects of Irish discourse on contraception (1837-1908) / Sandra McAvoy --
Embodied sexualities: Exploring accounts of Irish women's sexual knowledge and sexual experiences, 1920-1970 / Maire Leane --
Section 2: Sexual rights and activism --
'We'll have what they're having': Sexual minorities and the law in the Republic of Ireland / Fergus Ryan --
The pursuit of gay and lesbian sexual citizenship rights, 1980-2011 / Paul Ryan --
Legal recognition of preferred gender identity in Ireland: An analysis of proposed legislation / Tanya Ni Mhuirthile --
Section 3: Lesbian and Gay parenting --
Out at the school gate: Visibility, sexuality and the Lesbian mother / Angela O'Connell --
Vigilant Dads: Exploring Gay men's parenting experiences in contemporary Ireland / Fiachra O Suilleabhain --
Section 4: Sexual identities --
becoming and unbecoming heterosexual --
Hiding in plain sight? Male heterosexuality in the Irish school text / Cliona Barnes --
Coming out of heterosexuality, coming into lesbianism in Ireland / Christine Gaffney --
Section 5: Sexualiites --
Medical and therapeutic interventions --
Disorders of sexual development (DSDs) and the elimination of sexual 'ambiguity' / Natalie Delimata --
'Sexual addiction': Medical diagnosis or social construct? An Irish perspective / Ben Hughes --
Section 6: Children and young people's sexualities --
Lessons in sexual citizenship: The politics of Irish school-based sexuality education / Elizabeth Kiely --
Children's constructions of 'Porn' in an Irish primary school: Implications for boys / Alison Afra and Jean quigley --
Section 7: Sexualities and disabilities --
Rights and recognition --
Constructing the sexualities of people with intellectual disabilities / Grace Kelly --
Towards sexual citizenship: Dispelling the myth of disabled people's asexuality / Selina Bonnie --
Section 8: Commercialised and commodified sexualities --
The cheap lock and the master key: Raunch culture's double standard and its impact on Irish Women's sexual lives / Sara Stokes --
Redefining prostitution as sex work on the Irish Agenda / Teresa Whitaker.
Responsibility: edited by Máire Leane and Elizabeth Kiely.
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Draws on a variety of theoretical approaches and employs a range of analytic techniques to examine a wide range of topics relating to sexualities as they are socially constructed and regulated in Irish society today. The book is intended to be useful to high school, indergraduate, and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines where the study of sexualities is of importance. It is also intended as a useful resource for activists, campaigners, health workers, and service providers. -- Provided by publisher.

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