Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis

Lia Litosseliti | Royal Holloway, University of London
Jane Sunderland | Lancaster University
ISBN 9789027226921 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588112132 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027297693 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
Gender and discourse interface in many more epistemological sites than can be represented in one collection. Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis therefore focuses on a principled diversity of key sites within four broad areas: the media, sexuality, education and parenthood. The different chapters together illustrate how taking a discourse perspective facilitates understanding of the complex and subtle ways in which gender is represented, constructed and contested through language.
The book engages critically with long-running and on-going debates, but also reflects and develops current understandings of gender, identity and discourse, particularly the shift from 'gender differences' to the discoursal shaping of gender. Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis thus offers not only insights and methodologies of new empirical studies but also careful theorisations, in particular of discourse, text, identity and gender.
The collection is a valuable resource for researchers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates working in the area of gender and discourse.

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“Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis situates Gender Research in Cultural Studies and transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is a most fascinating and stimulating collection of papers which allows to critically reflect rigid and unproductive dichotomies of “male” and “female”, as well as “text” and “context". This book will and should have a major impact, not only on the scholarly study of gender in context, but hopefully also for many practicioners in socially relevant professions.”
“[...] a new and challenging contribution to the ongoing debate on the relationship between gender and language. It offers the reader a sophisticated critical engagement with major issues surrounding gender identity in an accessible and readable manner through its focus on particular types of spoken and written texts. [...] a valuable resource for researchers, teachers and students across a wide spectrum of disciplines.”
“[...] well-suited for courses in language and gender [...] but also highly relevant to scholars interested in critical approaches to language and discourse more generally.”
“[...] a thought-provoking collection of papers that offers a wide range of different approaches and frameworks within gender and language theory and can be seen as a valuable resource for scholars of gender and language studies.”
“[...] an exciting new collection which offers a comprehensive overview of recent theoretical developments in gender and language research, as well as a series of original chapters exploring the construction and representation of gender in a range of discursive contexts. It will be widely read by scholars interested in the complex and fascinating relationship between gender, the nature of identity and the use of language.”
“[...] not only especially valuable to those interested in discussions about how language/discourse may figure in the construction of gender and sexuality odentities, but also highly relevant to scholars interested in critical approaches to language and discourse more generally.”
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