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Adolescence in Modern Irish History

  • Catherine Cox
  • Susannah Riordan

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)

About this book


This edited collection is the first to address the topic of adolescence in Irish history. It brings together established and emerging scholars to examine the experience of Irish young adults from the 'affective revolution' of the early nineteenth century to the emergence of the teenager in the 1960s.


Adolescence history childhood Ireland delinquency adolescence revolution Romanticism stress youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Cox
    • 1
  • Susannah Riordan
    • 1
  1. 1.University College DublinIreland

About the editors

Dr Catherine Cox is Lecturer at the School of History, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland. She is the author of Negotiating Insanity in the Southeast of Ireland (2012) and co-editor of two collections: Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1970 (2010) (with Maria Luddy), and Migration, Health, and Ethnicity in the Modern World (2013) (with Hilary Marland).

Susannah Riordan is Lecturer in Modern Irish History at the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin, Ireland, an Associated Staff member of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, and the Secretary of the Irish Historical Society. Her main research interests lie in the fields of Irish and British social, religious and intellectual history and in the history of sexuality. She has published on these topics in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Economic and Social History, and The Irish Review. She is currently concluding a long-term project on the social and medical history of venereal disease in independent Ireland.

Bibliographic information


“As the first academic study to address the topic of adolescence in Irish history, this volume is therefore a welcome addition to a developing field. … it remains a valuable publication and one that marks out a new area of historical enquiry.” (Virginia Crossman, Childhood in the Past, Vol. 10 (1), June, 2017)