Law and Gender in Modern Ireland

Law and Gender in Modern Ireland

"This is the first generalist text to tackle the intersection of law and gender in this jurisdiction for over two decades, and it could hardly have come at a more opportune moment. Among scholars and policy-makers alike, the regulation of gendered bodies, and the legal status of sexual and gendered identities, is now a highly visible fault line in public discourse. Debates over reproductive justice (exemplified by the recent referendum to remove the 8th Amendment), increased rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (including the public-sanctioned introduction of same-sex marriage) and the historic mistreatment of women and young girls have re-shaped Irish public and political life, and encouraged Irish society to re-examine long-unchallenged gender norms. While many traditional flashpoints, such as abortion and prostitution/sex work, remain, new questions have emerged, including surrogacy and the gendered experience of asylum frameworks. As policy-makers seek to enact reforms, they face a population with increasingly polarised perceptions of gender and a legal structure ill-equipped for modern realities. This volume directly addresses modern Irish debates on law and gender. Providing an overview of the existing rules and standards, as well as exploring possible options for reform, the collection stands as an important statement on the law in this jurisdiction, and as an invaluable resource for pursuing gendered social change. While the edited collection applies a doctrinal methodology to explain current statutes, case law and administrative practices, it also invokes critical gender, queer and race perspectives to identify and problematise existing (and potential) challenges"--


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