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Author Smith, James M., 1966-

Title Ireland's Magdalen laundries and the nation's architecture of containment [electronic resource] / James M. Smith.

Published Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2007.


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Physical description xx, 275 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-260) and index.
Contents Introduction: the politics of sexual knowledge: the origins of Ireland's containment culture and the Carrigan Report (1931) -- The Magdalen asylum and history: mining the archive -- The Magdalen in nineteenth-century Ireland -- The Magdalen asylum and the state in twentieth-century Ireland -- The Magdalen Laundry in cultural representation: memory and storytelling in contemporary Ireland -- Remembering Ireland's architecture of containment: "telling" stories on stage, Patricia Burke Brogan's Eclipsed and Stained glass at Samhain -- (Ef)facing Ireland's Magdalen survivors: visual representations and documentary testimony -- The Magdalene sisters: film, fact and fiction -- Monuments, Magdalens, memorials: art installations and cultural memory -- Conclusion: history, cultural representation, ... action? -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Women -- Institutional care -- Ireland -- History.
Prostitutes -- Rehabilitation -- Ireland -- History.
Church work with prostitutes -- Catholic Church.
Unmarried mothers -- Institutional care -- Ireland -- History.
Reformatories for women -- Ireland -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780268041274 (pbk. : alk. paper)
026804127X (pbk. : alk. paper)