The Irish Women’s Movement

From Revolution to Devolution

  • Linda Connolly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. History, Culture and … Society? Controversies in Irish Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Linda Connolly
      Pages 3-55
  3. The Movement

  4. Feminist Politics and Irish Society: Impact and Change?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Linda Connolly
      Pages 211-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-308

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the emergence, consolidation and development of the Irish women's movement, as a social movement, in the course of the twentieth century. It seek to address several lacunae in Irish studies by illuminating the processes through which the movement and, in particular, networks of constituent organisations, came to fruition as agencies of social change. The central argument advanced is that when viewed historically, the Irish women's movement is characterised by its interconnectedness and continuity: the central tensions, themes and organising strategies of the movement connects diverse organisations and constituencies, over time and space. This book will be essential reading for those interested in Irish studies, sociology, history, women's studies, and politics.


conflict conflicts culture development Direct action networks organization politics revolution social change sociology women

Authors and affiliations

  • Linda Connolly
    • 1
  1. 1.University College CorkIreland

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