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dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-22T04:23:08Z
dc.date.available2022-09-22T04:23:08Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2022-09-16T08:11:32Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58414
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/92468
dc.description.abstractMoving Histories is an original and enlightening book which details the lives of women who left Ireland after independence. Drawing on a wide range of archival material, this book traces new narratives to bring original insights into the migration of thousands of Irish women in the twentieth century. Despite having a strong tendency to leave Ireland like men, women’s migration to Britain has been less well studied. Yet Irish women could be found in all walks of life in Britain, from the more familiar fields of nursing and domestic service to teaching, factory work and more. This fascinating study also considers the public commentary made about Irish women from the pulpit, press and politicians, who thought the women to be flighty, in need of guidance and prone to moral failures away from home. The repeated coverage of the ‘emigrant girl’ in government memos and journals gave the impression Irish women were leaving for reasons other than employment. Moving Histories argues that the continued focus on Irish unmarried mothers in Britain was based on genuine concerns and a real problem, but such women were not representative. They were, rather, an indictment of the conservative socio-cultural environment of an Ireland that suppressed open discourse of sexuality and forced women to ‘hide their shame’ in institutions at home and abroad.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFN Migration, immigration & emigration
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups::JFSJ1 Gender studies: women
dc.subject.otherIreland, migration, twentieth-century history, women emigrants
dc.titleMoving Histories
dc.title.alternativeIrish Women’s Emigration to Britain from Independence to Republic
dc.typebook
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oapen.relation.isbn9781786941671
oapen.relation.isbn9781789620191
oapen.pages296
oapen.place.publicationLiverpool
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