Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self

Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self

by Kira Hall
     
 

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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

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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.

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Twenty-three scholars in anthropology, linguistics, and literature continue the work initiated by Robin Lakoff in the area of gender and language. The essays are timely and disseminate cultural power positions through studies of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearing, teenage magazines, and male resistance to female participation on the internet. The anthropologic contributions observe Butch/Femme speech patterns, contemporary slang, and "feminine" Japanese speech, as well as emerging discourses from African American Women and Latinas. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136045509
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
4 MB

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