Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

First Advisor

Ann Marie Fallon

Subjects

Ireland -- Social conditions -- 21st century, Irish national characteristics, Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Ireland, Ireland -- Politics and government -- 21st century

DOI

10.15760/honors.169

Abstract

Currently abortion is illegal in Ireland. This thesis uses personal and political discussions about abortion I had during a study abroad in Ireland to engage larger concepts of the institutional (Church and State) and the symbolic (justice and morality). This work seeks to highlight how the Catholic Church and the nation-state benefit from the regulation of women's bodies. Through the continued regulation of women's bodies, specifically around access to abortion, the nation-state can better control projects of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability in order maintain strict notions of citizenship and preserve Irish identity reclamation projects.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in University Honors and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15557

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