Unmarried mothers in Ireland, 1880–1973
Luddy, Maria. (2011) Unmarried mothers in Ireland, 1880–1973. Women's History Review, Vol.20 (No.1). pp. 109-126. ISSN 0961-2025Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2011.536393
This article explores the changing experiences and representation of Ireland’s unmarried mothers from 1880 to 1973. It focuses on the stigma of illegitimacy in political and cultural discourse and the representation of unmarried mothers as immoral and their children as a drain on resources. These remained constant themes within the discourse of unmarried motherhood in Ireland throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The article uses the records of philanthropic, government and religious organisations to chart the rising interest in the moral reformation of unmarried mothers at the end of the nineteenth century and rising tolerance towards them by the end of the twentieth century.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Unmarried mothers -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century, Unmarried mothers -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Women's History Review|
|Page Range:||pp. 109-126|
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