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Occasions of sin: sex and society in modern Ireland

Occasions of sin: sex and society in modern Ireland

Ferriter, Diarmaid, 1972-

'Occasions of Sin' charts the Irish sexual experience over the course of the 20th century. In tackling the public and private worlds of Irish sex, this book is groundbreaking in its scope and ambition, covering such subjects as abortion, pregnancy, celibacy, contraception, prostitution, marriage, and popular culture. Ferriter covers such subjects as abortion, pregnancy, celibacy, contraception, censorship, infanticide, homosexuality, prostitution, marriage, popular culture, social life and the various hidden Irelands associated with sexual abuse - all in the context of a conservative official morality backed by the Catholic Church and by legislation. The book energetically and originally engages with subjects omitted from the mainstream historical narrative. The breadth of this book and the richness of the source material uncovered make it definitive in its field and a most remarkable work of social history

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Published London: Profile, 2012

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Statement of responsibility: Diarmaid Ferriter
ISBN: 1847652581, 9781847652584
Note: Originally published: 2009.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 692 p.
Subject: European history; Society & culture: general; History; Family and Relationships.; Sociology; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Social & cultural history; 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999; Ireland; Sex Social aspects Ireland.; Sex Ireland History 20th century.; General & world history; 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781861979490