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Gendering Ethno-nationalist Politics in Northern Ireland

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Ashe, Fidelma (2007) Gendering Ethno-nationalist Politics in Northern Ireland. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30 (5). pp. 766-786. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/01419870701491804


This article examines and develops a comparison of the Holy Cross School conflict and the campaign by Robert McCartney's sisters and partner to bring those responsible for his murder to justice in Northern Ireland. Both events involved women who identify with the Irish nationalist community in public protest. The article employs a feminist theoretical framework to investigate the ethno-gender dynamics of these particular manifestations of women's political protest. By engaging in a comparative analysis of both protests, the article exposes how these specific expressions of women's political agency and the political discourses and images that they stimulated were influenced by, reflected and disturbed notions about the role of women in nationalist societies.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Gender; Northern Ireland; Women's Protests; Feminism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
ID Code:14576
Deposited By:Dr Fidelma Ashe
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 11:35
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:49

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