Author Name: Valiulis, Maryann Gialane
Publisher : Four Courts Press
Number Of Pages: 188
Description: How did Ireland travel from the glorious Proclamation of 1916 with its promise of equality and universal citizenship to the conservative Constitution of 1937, which allowed for only a domestic identity for women? This book is a study of that journey, an overview of how specific pieces of legislation worked together to create an unequal state. Through an analysis of this legislation, which restricted women’s political and economic rights, and the gender ideology it revealed, this book looks at how the promise of the revolution was thwarted and denied. In so doing, it examines the roles of women and women’s organizations in this journey from equality to inequality and how women’s citizenship was conceptualised.