Gender, Identity and the Irish Press, 1922-1937: Embodying the Nation (Irish Studies v. 2)

Gender, Identity and the Irish Press, 1922-1937: Embodying the Nation (Irish Studies v. 2)

By: Louise Ryan (author), Margaret Ward (preface_author)Hardback

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This study of the Irish Press from 1922-1937 demonstrates the ways in which particular gendered symbols, archetypes and images were used to embody notions of Ireland and Irishness: from emigration to unemployment, from militant Republicanism to the sinful pleasure of the jazz age.


Acknowledgements ix Preface by Margaret Ward xi Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Chapter 2: Fashionable Bodies 37 Section 1: The Modern Girl 37 Section 2: Reach for the Skies - Adventurous women and the Irish Press 69 Chapter 3: Working Bodies 91 Section 1: The Business Girl and the Woman in Industry 92 Section 2: Emigrant Girls and the Absent Body 109 Section 3: Woman, Citizen and Worker - the Constitution of 1937 126 Chapter 4: Maternal Bodies: Family, Home, Motherhood and the Nation 151 Section 1: Spinning Wheels and Country Cottages 154 Section 2: Disorderly Bodies: Representations and Explanations of Domestic and Family Deviance 167 Section 3: Mothering the Nation 191 Chapter 5: Rebellious Bodies 205 Section 1: Representations of Republican Women in the Campaign for Irish Independence 206 Section 2: Militant Women in the Post-Civil War Period 221 Chapter 6: Concealing Bodies: Newspaper Representations of Infanticide 253 Conclusion 289 Bibliography 295 Index 301

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  • ISBN13: 9780773472983
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780773472983
  • ISBN10: 0773472983

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