De-Colonialising National(ist) Narratives Across the Island of Ireland: The Right To Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

This chapter explores how the paradox of contrasting sexual politics in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland sit uncomfortably, but temporarily at the table of wider processes of Europeanization and transnationalism. Next to an introduction of the countries’ sexual politics and historical legacies of ethno-religious group identity containers, also with reference to Great Britain, the chapter provides a critical de-colonial reading of the notion of the colonial and post-colonial. Finally, it brings together conceptual considerations and discussions of historically situated sexual politics in order to explain how political identities are enmeshed with mainstream (hetero-) normative national frameworks undermining a more inclusive outlook of transnational societies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParadoxical Right Wing Sexual Politics in Europe
EditorsJennifer Ramme, Cornelia Moser, Judit Takacs
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter9
Pages223-245
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-81341-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-81340-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameGlobal Queer Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Keywords

  • Queer activism
  • colonialisation
  • sectarianism and racism
  • de-colonial theory
  • same-sex marriage
  • nationalism

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