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Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Leanne Mccormick


This is an examination of the attempts to regulate female sexuality in twentieth-century Northern Ireland from the 1900s to the 1960s. Using a range of archive material, it opens up areas of a previously neglected history, and contributes to social history, women's history and the history of sexuality. The study explores a range of women's experiences, from those involved in prostitution and suspected of having VD, to the anxieties generated by the behaviour of girls and young women in general, particularly on the arrival of US troops during the Second World War. The activities of organisation ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, social history, women's history, sexuality, prostitution, VD, US troops, Second World War, falling into sin, Magdalen Asylums

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076640
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leanne Mccormick, author