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Gender and Discourse

by Wodak R zn SAGE Publications Ltd
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The contributors to this collection offer an essential introduction to the ways in which feminist linguistics and critical discourse analysis have contributed to our understanding of gender and sex. By examining how these perspectives have been applied to these concepts, the contributors provide both a review of the literature, as well as an opportunity to follow the most recent debates in this area.Gender and Discourse brings together European, American and Australian traditions of research. Through an analysis of a range of 'real' data, the contributors demonstrate the relevance of these theoretical and methodological insights for gender research in particular and social practice in general. Issues about power, racism and the gender-sex debate are discussed from a purely theoretical standpoint, while the volume goes on to focus on gendered discourse in both the public and private domains - the workplace, as well as the family. In addition, a number of studies from a more ethnographic point of view are provided, illustrating the impact of culture on the discursive construction of gender.Gende and Discourse will be essential reading for students of linguistics, gender and psychology.

Introduction - Ruth Wodak Some Important Issues in the Research of Gender and Discourse Theoretical Debates in Feminist Linguistics - Deborah Cameron Questions of Sex and Gender Gender, Power and Practice, or Putting Your Money (and Your Research) Where Your Mouth Is - Victoria de Francisco Gender and Racism in Discourse - Nora Rathzel Gender and Language in the Workplace - Shari Kendall and Deborah Tannen Ideologies of Public and Private Language in Sociolinguistics - Bonnie McElhinny Gender, Discourse and Senior Education - David Corson Ligatures for Girls, Options for Boys? Difference Without Diversity - Suzanne Eggins and Rick Iedema Semantic Orientation and Ideology in Competing Women's Magazines 'It's a Game!' - Alyson Simpson The Construction of Gendered Subjectivity Talking Power - Amy Sheldon Girls, Gender Enculturation and Discourse Women's Friendships, Women's Talk - Jennifer Coates Storytelling in New Zealand - Janet Holmes Women's and Men's Talk

Ruth Wodak is Chair of Discourse studies at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. She is Director of the research centre aDiscourse, Politics and Identitya at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna. Ruth is co-editor of SAGEas Discourse and Society, editor of Critical Discourse Studies and also editor of the journal of Language and Politics. She edits the book series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (DAPSAC).