Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse / Edition 1

Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse / Edition 1

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Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse / Edition 1

Talk is crucial to the way our identities are constructed, altered, and defended. Even gender identity, which has at least a partial grounding in the relatively fixed anatomical differences between women and men, has been shown to be much more flexible than previously thought. Reinventing Identities offers a focused yet wide-ranging examination of identity that draws equally on feminist and social theory and on the tools of linguistic analysis. This volume builds on earlier work by exploring the possibilities of change, temporality, and fluidity that characterize the complex social identities of language users.

The inaugural volume in the new series Studies in Language and Gender, Reinventing Identities brings together well-established feminist scholars in the area of language and gender such as Deborah Tannen, Jennifer Coates, and Marcyliena Morgan, as well as rising younger scholars. Together, these cutting-edge essays demonstrate that gender, as well as other social identities with which it interacts, such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, social class, and nationality, is produced through social practices that are organized and enacted in large part through language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195126303
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Series: Studies in Language and Gender Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bad Examples: Transgression and Progress in Language and Gender Studies, Mary Bucholtz
Part 1: Identity as Invention
1. No Woman No Cry: Claiming African American Women's Place, Marcyliena Morgan
2. Coherent Identities amid Heterosexist Ideologies: Deaf and Hearing Lesbian Coming-Out Stories, Kathleen M. Wood
3. Good Guys and "Bad" Girls: Identity Construction by Latina and Latino Student Writers, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana
4. Constructing the Irrational Woman: Narrative Interaction and Agoraphobic Identity, Lisa Capps
5. Cnotextualizing the Exotic Few: Gender Dichotomies in Lakhota, Sara Trechter
Part 2: Identity as Ideology
6. Changing Femininities: The Talk of Teenage Girls, Jennifer Coates
7. Rebaking the Pie: The WOMAN AS DESSERT Metaphor, Caitlin Hines
8. All Media are Created Equal: Do-It-Yourself Identity in Alternative Publishing, Laurel A. Sutton
9. Strong Language, Strong Actions: Native American Women Writing against Federal Authority, Rebecca J. Dobkins
10. "Opening the Door of Paradise a Cubit": Educated Tunisian Women, Embodied Linguistic Practices, and Theories of Language and Gender, Keith Walters
Part 3: Identity as Ingenuity
11. The Display of (Gendered) Identities in Talk at Work, Deborah Tannen
12. Gender, Context, and the Narrative Construction of Identity: Rethinking Models of "Women's Narrative", Patricia E. Sawin
13. Language, Socialization, and Silence in Gay Adolescence, William Leap
14. Turn-Initial No: Collaborative Opposition among Latina Adolescents, Norma Mendoza-Denton
15. Conversationally Implicating Lesbian and Gay Identity, A.C. Liang
16. Indexing Polyphonous Identity in the Speech of African American Drag Queens, Rusty Barrett
17. "She Sired Six Children": Feminist Experiments with Linguistic Gender, Anna Livia
18. Purchasing Power: The Gender and Class Imaginary on the Shopping Channel, Mary Bucholtz
19. Folklore and "News at 6": Gendered Discourse Domains and Language Planning, Colleen Cotter
20. Constructing Opposition within Girls' Games, Marjorie Harness Goodwin

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