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Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland (Routledge Advances in Sociology) (Hardcover)

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This edited collection explores the dramatic transformations in intimate life that have taken place in Ireland in recent years. A new multiculturalism, availability of divorce and the introduction of civil partnership for same sex couples all herald significant changes in Irish life. Divorce and solo parenthood are no longer the taboos they once were. Women participate in employment after marriage in far greater numbers than ever before. Yet certain patterns of intimate life remain entrenched. Abortions must still be obtained abroad. Lengthy separations are required before divorce can be formalised. An emphasis on traditional family forms underpins people's experiences of infertility and assisted reproduction. The contemporary landscape for intimate life in Ireland offers fascinating insights into new and old family forms, the influence of the media, and changing cultural and social norms. This edited book explores these changes in a collection of chapters by leading scholars showcasing cutting edge theory and research.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138014527
ISBN-10: 1138014524
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 31st, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology