HI6082 Female Activism and Feminism in Ireland, c. 1860-1985

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HI6082 Female Activism and Feminism in Ireland, c. 1860-1985

10 credits

This explores and evaluates the nature of female activism in Ireland and to situate it in the context of First and Second Wave Feminism. Through the use of selected case studies, this module explores the evolution of women’s activism in Ireland, from its Victorian beginnings in the campaigns against the Contagious Diseases Acts and for female suffrage, right through to the struggle for equal employment rights and for the control of their fertility in the 1970s and ’80s.

Module coordinator: Dr Clare O’Halloran.