Origins and legacies of Irish prudery: Sexuality and social control in modern Ireland

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Title: Origins and legacies of Irish prudery: Sexuality and social control in modern Ireland
Authors: Inglis, Tom
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5112
Date: May-2005
Online since: 2013-12-03T09:57:57Z
Abstract: The history of Irish sexuality remains a relatively hidden, secretive area. In recent years some light has been cast into the abyss (Inglis 1998b; McAvoy 1999; McLoughlin 1994; Meany 1991; Walshe 1997; O’Carroll and Collins 1995). Most of the recent grand histories, however, have avoided dealing with sex and sexuality directly and have focused instead on such issues as censorship, the multi-faceted role of the Catholic church, fertility control, and, more recently, the sex-abuse scandals involving the Catholic church.1 It is as if the old Catholic-church strategy of not referring directly to sex and sexuality—for fear that it might offend or undermine the innocent—still guides what historians research and write about.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish American Cultural Institute
Journal: Eire-Ireland
Volume: 40
Issue: 3 & 4
Start page: 9
End page: 37
Keywords: Catholic churchSexuality
DOI: 10.1353/eir.2005.0022
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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