Women in Northern Ireland: Cultural Studies and Material Conditions

Women in Northern Ireland: Cultural Studies and Material Conditions

Women in Northern Ireland: Cultural Studies and Material Conditions

Women in Northern Ireland: Cultural Studies and Material Conditions

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In this examination of the cultural production of fiction, film, nonfiction, and drama by Northern Irish women, Sullivan looks at the depiction of family and home in those works and traces the impact of the Irish political struggle.

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Women in Northern Ireland: Cultural Studies and Material Conditions develops a method of reading women in Northern Ireland by examining their fiction, nonfiction, film, and theater through the lens of Irish cultural studies. The work draws on history, literature, cinema, economics, law, drama, and women's studies. The readership I address includes practitioners of Irish studies, women's studies, literature, film, political science, and cultural studies. The text can be of benefit to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars as well as the general public in the United States, the Republic and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Ultimately, I wish to emphasize the richly textured lives of women in Northern Ireland and to explore the possibilities for their future, as well as for the future of Irish cultural studies.

In an attempt to acknowledge the political ideologies of many people, I use the terms "the Republic of Ireland" and "Northern Ireland" whenever possible. When referring to the words, research, or data of another, I use that person's terminology when speaking about his/her research and incorporate the designations the Republic and Northern Ireland in my analysis or commentary. For . . .

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