Sexualities and Irish Society

Sexualities and Irish Society : A Reader

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This is the first comprehensive academic text on sexualities in Irish society.
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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 48.26mm | 771.11g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 1909518476
  • 9781909518476
  • 3,252,793

Table of contents

Contents



About the Contributors ..................................................................... xi
Introduction ...................................................................................... xvii
Máire Leane and Elizabeth Kiely
Section 1: Historical Sexualities ................................................. 1
1. ‘Bring Forth Abundantly in the Earth, and Multiply Therein’ (Genesis 9:7): Aspects of Irish Discourse on Contraception (1837–1908) ....................................................... 3
Sandra McAvoy
2. Embodied Sexualities: Exploring Accounts of Irish Women’s Sexual Knowledge and Sexual Experiences, 1920–1970........... 25
Máire Leane
Section 2: Sexual Rights and Activism ..................................... 53
3. ‘We’ll Have What They’re Having’: Sexual Minorities and the Law in the Republic of Ireland ................................................... 55
Fergus Ryan
4. The Pursuit of Gay and Lesbian Sexual Citizenship Rights, 1980–2011 ................................................................................. 101
Paul Ryan
5. Legal Recognition of Preferred Gender Identity in Ireland: An Analysis of Proposed Legislation ......................................... 127
Tanya Ní Mhuirthile
Section 3: Lesbian and Gay Parenting ...................................... 149
6. Out at the School Gate: Visibility, Sexuality and the Lesbian Mother .......................................................................... 151
Angela O’Connell
7. Vigilant Dads: Exploring Gay Men’s Parenting Experiences in Contemporary Ireland ........................................................... 173
Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin
Section 4: Sexual Identities – Becoming and Unbecoming Heterosexual ................................................................................... 191
8. Hiding in Plain Sight? Male Heterosexuality in the Irish School Context .................................................................. 193
Cliona Barnes
9. Coming Out of Heterosexuality, Coming Into Lesbianism in Ireland ........................................................................................ 213
Christine Gaffney
Section 5: Sexualities – Medical and Therapeutic Interventions .................................................................................. 235
10. Disorders of Sexual Development (DSDs) and the Elimination of Sexual ‘Ambiguity’ ........................................... 237
Natalie Delimata
11. ‘Sexual Addiction’: Medical Diagnosis or Social Construct? An Irish Perspective .................................................................. 265
Ben Hughes
Section 6: Children and Young People’s Sexualities ............. 295
12. Lessons in Sexual Citizenship: The Politics of Irish School-Based Sexuality Education ............................................ 297
Elizabeth Kiely
13. Children’s Constructions of ‘Porn’ in an Irish Primary School: Implications for Boys .................................................... 321
Alison Afra and Jean Quigley
Section 7: Sexualities and Disabilities – Rights and Recognition .................................................................................... 347
14. Constructing the Sexualities of People with Intellectual Disabilities ................................................................................. 349
Grace Kelly

15. Towards Sexual Citizenship: Dispelling the Myth of Disabled People’s Asexuality .................................................................... 373
Selina Bonnie
Section 8: Commercialised and Commodified Sexualities ... 399
16. The Cheap Lock and the Master Key: Raunch Culture’s Double Standard and Its Impact on Irish Women’s
Sexual Lives ............................................................................... 401
Sara Stokes
17. Redefining Prostitution as Sex Work on the Irish Agenda ....... 419
Teresa Whitaker
References .......................................................................................... 443
Index ................................................................................................. 505
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