Women Divided: Gender, Religion, and Politics in Northern Ireland


The ongoing Irish peace process has renewed interest in the current social and political problems of Northern Ireland. In bringing together the issues of gender and inequality, Women Divided offers new perspectives on women's rights and contemporary political issues.

Women Divided argues that religious and political sectarianism in Northern Ireland has subordinated women. A historical review is followed by an analysis of the contemporary scene -- state, market, family and church -- and the role of women's movements. The book concludes with an in-depth critique of the peace process and its implications for women's rights in Northern Ireland, arguing that women's rights must be a central element in any agenda for reconciliation.
-- Integrates two highly topical issues in Northern Ireland -- gender and sectarianism


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