Sexuality and nationality: Gendered discourses of Ireland

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This chapter analyses the interrelation between the two discursive ‘regimes’ of nation and sexuality. Discourse is understood to organise social relationships into conceptual frameworks, ‘discursive formations’, that produce a ‘set of rules’ by which objects, subject positions, and strategies are formed. Discourse analysis is concerned with this social practice of discursive articulation and with exploring discursive formations as the relationship between ‘institutions, economic and social processes, behavioural patterns, systems of norms, techniques, types of classification, modes of characterisation’ (Foucault 1989: 45).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics of sexuality
Subtitle of host publicationIdentity, gender, citizenship
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781134701162
ISBN (Print)9780415169530
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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