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Breaking Feminist Waves

Theory on the Edge

Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference

Editors: Giffney, N., Shildrick, M. (Eds.)

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Theory on the Edge brings together some of the foremost specialists working at the interdisciplinary interface between Irish Studies, feminist theory, queer theory, and gender and sexuality studies in order to trace the contemporary development of feminist thinking and activism in Ireland.

About the authors

Olga Cox Cameron, St Vincent's University Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Noreen Giffney, University College Dublin, Ireland Breda Gray, University of Limerick, Ireland Sandra McAvoy, University College Cork, Ireland Gerardine Meaney, University College Dublin, Ireland Anne Mulhall, University College Dublin, Ireland Aideen Quilty, University College Dublin, Ireland Medb Ruane, University College Dublin, Ireland Margrit Shildrick, Linköping University, Sweden Edith Shillue, independent scholar Ailbhe Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland Moynagh Sullivan, NUI Maynooth, Ireland Fintan Walsh, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK Margaret Ward, Director of the Women's Resource and Development Agency, Northern Ireland Ivana Bacik, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Eithne Luibhéid, University of Arizona, USA Debbie Ging, Dublin City University, Ireland Lisa Fingleton, artist and filmmaker Paula Burns, civil servant

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"This landmark and invaluable collection of essays shows how the shape of Irish Studies has been changed for the better by the substantial interventions that feminist and queer practices have made. It historicizes feminist and queer activism in Ireland and its diasporas, as well as showing how critically important it is to centralize perspectives that emphasize embodiment, sexuality, and gender for reading Ireland now and into the future." - Mike Cronin, Professor, Boston College, Ireland

"Irish feminism, activist, and academic, has supplied impetus for virtually all of the most remarkable social transformations that we have observed in Ireland over the past three decades, while nurturing and cross-pollinating with an array of other distinct movements vastly influential in their own right. This collection is indispensable to our understanding of a particularly dynamic, heterogeneous, and theoretically sophisticated feminist movement." - Margot Backus, Professor, University of Houston, USA

"This collection is a fitting tribute to and extension of the work of Ailbhe Smyth and her vigorous, indefatigable and lifelong commitment to feminist theory and activism. As a public intellectual, essayist, poet and feminist Smyth has been instrumental in integrating sexual difference into the Irish context and the essays here are equally engaged and curious about this persistent question for our time. Each of the contributors shares Smyth's mischievousness, passion, and her genuine and uncompromising fidelity to feminist thinking. Giffney and Shildrick have generously repaid the debts owed to Smyth politically, poetically, and philosophically and produced a volume which ensures that the edge-work she made possible can continue on far into the future." - Michael O'Rourke, Independent College, Dublin, Ireland


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory on the Edge
Book Subtitle
Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference
Editors
  • N. Giffney
  • M. Shildrick
Series Title
Breaking Feminist Waves
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31547-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137315472
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30697-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45533-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
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