Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self / Edition 1

Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self / Edition 1

by Kira Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415913993

ISBN-13: 9780415913997

Pub. Date: 12/27/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Gender Articulated is a groundbreaking work of sociolinguistics that forges new connections between language-related fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist perspectives on language and gender, the essays presented here examine a range of cultures, languages and settings. They explicitly connect feminist theory to language

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Gender Articulated is a groundbreaking work of sociolinguistics that forges new connections between language-related fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist perspectives on language and gender, the essays presented here examine a range of cultures, languages and settings. They explicitly connect feminist theory to language research.

Some of the most distinguished scholars working in the field of language and gender today discuss such topics as Japanese women's appropriation of "men's language," the literary representation of lesbian discourse, the silencing of women on the Internet, cultural mediation and Spanish use at New Mexican weddings and the uses of silence in the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415913997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/27/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Twenty Years after Language and Woman's Place1
1Cries and Whispers: The Shattering of the Silence25
2Pregnant Pauses: Silence and Authority in the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings51
3"This Discussion Is Going Too Far!": Male Resistance to Female Participation on the Internet67
4The "Father Knows Best" Dynamic in Dinnertime Narratives97
5Managing the Body of Labor: The Treatment of Reproduction and Sexuality in a Therapeutic Institution121
6A Synthetic Sisterhood: False Friends in a Teenage Magazine143
7Language, Gender, and Power: An Anthropological Review169
8Lip Service on the Fantasy Lines183
9Challenging Hegemonic Masculinities: Female and Male Police Officers Handling Domestic Violence217
10"I Ought to Throw a Buick at You": Fictional Representations of Butch/Femme Speech245
11Bitches and Skankly Hobags: The Place of Women in Contemporary Slang279
12"Tasteless" Japanese: Less "Feminine" Speech Among Young Japanese Women297
13"Are You With Me?": Power and Solidarity in the Discourse of African American Women329
14From Mulatta to Mestiza: Passing and the Linguistic Reshaping of Ethnic Identity351
15"Nobody Is Talking Bad": Creating Community and Claiming Power on the Production Lines375
16Reproducing the Discourse of Mothering: How Gendered Talk Makes Gendered Lives401
17Sometimes Spanish, Sometimes English: Language Use among Rural New Mexican Chicanas421
18The Writing on the Wall: A Border Case of Race and Gender447
19Constructing Meaning, Constructing Selves: Snapshots of Language, Gender, and Class from Belten High469
About the Authors509

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