Added: February 4, 2017 – Last updated: February 4, 2017


Author: Justin Dolan Stover

Title: Families, Vulnerability and Sexual Violence During the Irish Revolution

Subtitle: -

In: Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Edited by: Jennifer Evans and Ciara Meehan

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2017

Pages: 57-75

Series: Genders and Sexualities in History

ISBN-13: 9783319441672 (print) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783319441689 (online) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Irish History | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Anglo-Irish War



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Author: Justin Dolan Stover, History Department, Idaho State, ResearchGate

Abstract: »During the Irish Revolution, individuals increasingly recognised that joining nationalist groups, membership of the Sinn Féin political party, interest in Irish language revival, or active (or suspected) service in the IRA implicated others. These considerations were not merely peripheral; anxiety over the safety of non-combatants within one’s family and community and a desire to reduce collateral damage are frequent and central themes of the independence narrative. Such anxiety could also be placed within the context of fatherly concern more broadly. Moreover, as terror became a common feature of the conflict throughout 1920, so too did the fear of sexual violence. This chapter explores the experiences of parents and their children, women and the violation of bodies and intimate space, and the vulnerability and emotional anxiety experienced during this turbulent period.« (Source: SpringerLink)


Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Ireland / Irish revolutionary period | Sexual violence: Types of rape / Wartime sexual violence | War: Irish War of Independence