Maidens, mothers and rabble rousers : women's political involvement in Northern Ireland, 1790-2001

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dc.contributor.advisor Christiansen-Ruffman, Linda
dc.coverage.spatial Ireland
dc.coverage.spatial Northern Ireland
dc.creator McKane, Pamela Blythe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:59Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.other HQ1236.5 G7 M35 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22392
dc.description vi, 139, leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description 'Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Joint Women's Studies Programme at Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University.'
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 131-139).
dc.description.abstract Historically, women's political participation in Northern Ireland has long been neglected, giving the impression that women in Northern Ireland are agentless "victims" of history, and politically irrelevant to Northern Ireland and the period of its history known as the Troubles. However, by using a broad definition of politics and political participation--one which includes activities in the private and public realms--the history of women's political participation is uncovered, revealing that women have participated in a multitude of ways throughout the Troubles. Some women have participated as "maidens" or "mothers", reinforcing dominant gendered norms, while others have been "rabble rousers", challenging such norms; still others have been politically active as "maidens", "mothers" and "rabble rousers", reinforcing and challenging those dominant gendered norms. "Maidens, Mothers and Rabble Rousers: Women's political involvement in Northern Ireland, 1790-2001" seeks to uncover the history of women's political participation during the Troubles, while providing a historical context to Northern Irish women's participation.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University
dc.subject.lcc HQ1236.5.G7
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Political activity -- Northern Ireland
dc.subject.lcsh Political participation -- Sex differences -- Northern Ireland
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Northern Ireland -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Northern Ireland -- History
dc.title Maidens, mothers and rabble rousers : women's political involvement in Northern Ireland, 1790-2001
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women's Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women's Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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