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Author Maguire, Moira (Moira J.)
Title Precarious childhood in post-independence Ireland / Moira J. Maguire.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.

Author Maguire, Moira (Moira J.)
Subject Catholic Church.
Children with social disabilities -- Government policy -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Poor children -- Government policy -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1922-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 244 pages)
Summary This study reveals the desperate plight of the poor illegitimate, and abused children in an Irish society that claimed to cherish and hold them sacred, but in fact marginalised and ignored them.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Poverty, family dysfunction, and state provision for neglected children -- Cherished equally? "Outdoor" provision for illegitimate children -- Cherished equally? Institutional provision for illegitimate children -- Legislating care and protection : the Carrigan Committee, the age of consent, and adoption -- The abused child? -- Sanctity of child life? Official responses to infanticide -- Desperate act or wilful choice? Infanticide and unwanted children.
ISBN 9781781702604 (electronic bk.)
1781702608 (electronic bk.)
9781847793256 (electronic bk.)
1847793258 (electronic bk.)
9780719080814 (hbk.)
0719080819 (hbk.)
OCLC # 808600305
Additional Format Print version: 9780719080814