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After repeal, rethinking abortion politics, edited by Kath Browne, Sydney Calkin

"The referendum to overturn Ireland's near-total abortion ban in 2018 stands as one of the most remarkable political events of recent times. The campaign to repeal the 8th amendment succeeded not only in challenging centuries of religious and patriarchal dogma, but in signalling a major transformation in Irish society itself. After Repeal explores both the campaign and the implications of the referendum result for politics, identity and culture today. Bringing together a range of international perspectives, this collection transcends geographical and disciplinary boundaries while exploring themes including activism, artwork, social movements, law, media, democratic institutions, and reproductive technologies. This work looks beyond the Irish context and to the future, offering unique insight into the wider struggle for reproductive justice around the world."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction, Sydney Calkin and Kath Browne -- Part I: The Politics of Repeal -- 1. The 2018 abortion referendum: over before it began! Theresa Reidy -- 2. Explaining repeal: a long-term view, Linda Connolly -- 3. "The only lawyer on the panel": anti-choice lawfare in the battle for abortion law reform, Fiona de Londras and Mìrǎd Enright -- 4. Abortion pills in Ireland and beyond: what can the 8th Amendment referendum tell us about the future of self-managed abortion? Sydney Calkin -- 5. Of trust and mistrust: the politics of repeal, Elzbieta Drazkiewicz-Grodzicka and Mìre Ní Mhórdha -- Part II: Campaigns and Campaigning -- 6. "Enough judgement": reflections on campaigning for repeal in rural Ireland, Mary McGill -- 7. Campaigning for choice: canvassing as feminist pedagogy in Dublin Bay North, Niamh McDonald, Kate Antosik-Parsons, Karen E. Till, Jack Callan and Gerry Kearns -- 8. #T:̀ pro-choice activism in the Irish language community, Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh -- 9. Maser's 'Repeal the 8th' mural: the power of public art in the age of social media, Lorna O'Hara -- 10. Repealing a 'legacy of shame': press coverage of emotional geographies of secrecy and shame in Ireland's abortion debate, Eric Olund -- Part III: Futures: Ireland and Beyond -- 11. Placing the Catholic Church: the moral landscape of repealing the 8th, Richard Scriven -- 12. Losing Ireland: heteroactivist responses to the 8th Amendment in Canada and the UK, Kath Browne and Catherine Jean Nash -- 13. The primacy of place: in vitro 'unborn' and the 8th Amendment, Nol︠le Cotter -- 14. Northern Ireland after repealing the 8th: democratic challenges, Lisa Smyth -- 15. Reflections after the Irish referendum: abortion, the Catholic Church and pro-choice mobilization in Poland, Dorota Szelewa
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non fiction
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1 online resource (321 pages)
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