By Conn Holohan, Tony Tracy
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Briquettes are compacted bricks of shredded peat used as a solid fuel. The semi-state company Bord na Móna was established under de Valera’s government in 1946 to commercially harvest peat from Ireland’s bogs as part of de Valera’s mission to develop Ireland as a self-sufficient economy. 12. See Butler, Gender Trouble, introduction; Butler, Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of ‘Sex’, (New York: Routledge, 1993), 233. Jeannine Woods 41 13. g. Nancy Fraser, ‘Pragmatism, feminism and the linguistic turn,’ in L.
While just over two pages are devoted to this internal confrontation with knowledge about himself, two and a half chapters are given to recounting his disclosure of this knowledge to others. This begins with Michael G. Cronin 19 talking to a small group of close friends in his teens and early twenties. Then there is a more extensive and detailed account of telling his family and his teammates in the years just before the memoir was published. While the responses are positive and supportive, the discussions were prompted by the threat of public disclosure: rumours circulating around Cork and on the internet in early 2006, the now-defunct Ireland on Sunday newspaper about to publish a story later that year.
I’m back with the boys. 28 There is a characteristic note of defiance about the pleasures offered by gay life and its coterie skills. But there is also a strong urge to securely locate those experiences elsewhere – somewhere he goes briefly before returning to the real core of his life, to what really matters. At first glance, Paul Galvin’s fashion interests offer a much less promising wedge with which to dislodge hegemonic masculinity; fashion is conventionally surface and artifice, while sexuality is depth and truth.