Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in by Lisa Smyth

By Lisa Smyth

Abortion politics are contentious and divisive in lots of components of the realm, yet nowhere extra so than in eire. Abortion and state examines the relationship among abortion politics and hegemonic struggles over nationwide identification and the geographical region within the Irish Republic. Situating the abortion query within the worldwide context of human rights politics, in addition to foreign social pursuits, Lisa Smyth analyses the formation and transformation of abortion politics in eire from the early Nineteen Eighties to the current day. She considers even if the transferring connections among morality, rights and nationhood promise a brand new period of gender equality within the context of countryside citizenship. The ebook offers a brand new sociological framework in which the importance of clash over abortion and reproductive freedom is attached to clash over nationwide id. It additionally deals a particular in-depth attention of the relationship among gender and nationhood, quite when it comes to its impression on women's prestige as electorate; in the geographical region; in the eu Union; and as individuals of an international civil society.

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