Culture and Politics in Northern Ireland, 1960-1990

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7
Economic change and the
position of women in
Northern Ireland

Hazel Morrissey


Introduction

The purpose of this essay is to set out the relationship between economic change in Northern Ireland and the social position of women. It attempts to set out some of the main issues that affect the current and future agendas for women in the region. The essential context is the magnitude of economic restructuring that has taken place in Northern Ireland both in the recent past, and that which is yet to come with the changes associated with a single European market after 1992. It is alongside this restructuring that new ideas about the role of women have developed. As women become more economically independent, their traditional passivity is eclipsed by a new sense of responsibility and aspirations for a more active role.

This raises other questions about the status of Northern Ireland as a place apart. Is this especially true for women? Do they occupy a place apart, either from each other, or from their counterparts in Britain and Ireland? What are the economic criteria which create the divisions? Can a new Northern Irish identity be built for women around the fact that they are much closer to each other economically than to either of their counterparts in the Irish Republic or Britain?

It also suggests wider considerations about Northern Ireland, not only as a place apart from Britain and the rest of Ireland, but also within the context of Europe. Its peripheral status has important implications for the future. The increasing drive for

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Table of contents

  • Ideas and Production ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: Northern Ireland: A Place Apart? 13
  • 3: 'Why Can't You Get Along with Each Other?' 27
  • 4: Cuchullain and an Rpg-7 45
  • 5: The Labour Party and Northern Ireland in the 1960s 69
  • 6: Women in Northern Ireland 81
  • 7: Economic Change and the Position of Women in Northern Ireland 101
  • 8: Notes on the Novel in Irish 119
  • 9: Field Day's Fifth Province 139
  • 10: Intellectuals and Political Culture 151
  • Index 174
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