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    Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today

    Drazkiewicz, Ela and Strong, Thomas (2020) Repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment: abortion rights and democracy today. Social Anthropology, 28 (3). pp. 561-584. ISSN 0964-0282

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    In 2018, the Irish public voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which since 1983 banned abortion in the country. While this was a watershed moment in Irish history, it was not unconnected to wider discussions now taking place around the world concerning gender, reproductive rights, the future of religion, Church–State relationships, democracy and social movements. With this Forum, we want to prompt some anthropological interpretations of Ireland’s repeal of the Eighth Amendment as a matter concerning not only reproductive rights, but also questions of life and death, faith and shame, women and men, state power and individual liberty, and more. We also ask what this event might mean (if anything) for other societies dealing with similar issues?

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Co-Edited and Co-Authored by Ela Drazkiewicz and Thomas Strong
    Keywords: abortion; reproductive rights; Ireland; social change; Repeal the 8th;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 16074
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    Depositing User: Andrew Jamie Saris
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 15:19
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Anthropology
    Publisher: European Association of Social Anthropologists.
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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