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Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements Theresa OKeefe

Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements

Theresa OKeefe

Published October 25th 2013
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265 pages
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This book examines the development of feminist identities among women active in revolutionary movements and how this identity simultaneously contributes to and conflicts with the struggle for womens emancipation. It is based on groundbreakingMoreThis book examines the development of feminist identities among women active in revolutionary movements and how this identity simultaneously contributes to and conflicts with the struggle for womens emancipation. It is based on groundbreaking interviews with women who were active in the contemporary Irish republican movement and activists in the broader womens movement.The book explores how and why women became active in the armed Irish republican movement including an intricate examination of their roles within the IRA. It documents how the gendered experiences of the conflict and of participation in republicanism fostered feminism in many women and how this newfound republican feminism was positioned relative to the broader womens movement in the Northern Ireland. This comparison raises significant questions regarding the limitations of autonomous womens organising and its ability to be inclusive.