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Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries – Commemoration, Gender, and the Postcolonial Carceral State - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, Gender, and the Postcolonial Carceral State

Miriam Haughton, Mary McAuliffe, and Emilie Pine


Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries brings together a range of perspectives on Magdalen history, experience, and representation and, indeed, institutionalisation in Ireland. It attends to many different manifestations of the lives and afterlives of institutional systems. The contributors seek to understand how these systems operated and how, after their closure, they have been remembered by varied stakeholders from survivors to artists to politicians. The Magdalen Laundries provide a focus for the volume as they potently illuminate the distinct social experience for vulnerable women in modern I ... More

Keywords: Magdalen history, Irish history, institutional history, gender history, commemoration, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial history, performance art, feminism, activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526150806
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526150813


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Haughton, editor
National University of Ireland

Mary McAuliffe, editor
University College Dublin

Emilie Pine, editor
University College Dublin

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