Living with Patriarchy

Discursive constructions of gendered subjects across cultures

| University of Banja Luka
| Aalborg University
ISBN 9789027206367 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027283948 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This innovative book critically examines patriarchal hegemonies from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It challenges the Anglo-American bias of much gender and language research to date by including rich new data and insights from scholars working in countries such as Colombia, Liberia, Kenya, Vietnam, Japan, Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden, Denmark and Poland. Within these different geographical contexts, a broadly defined notion of culture incorporates organizational cultures, subcultures of society, cultures of clans or tribes as well as national cultures, depending on the meanings ascribed to the notion by people in public and private spaces. The central question of the volume, which is addressed through a variety of data, different discourse analytical approaches and research methodologies, is: How is gender constructed in social life and in patriarchal systems through discourse in different parts of the world?
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Table of Contents
Gender imbalances revisited: Introduction
Danijela Majstorović and Inger Lassen
Part I. Patriarchy and emancipation in private spaces
“He beat her so hard she fell head over heels” Normalising wife abuse in Colombia
Laura Tolton
The discursive construction of gender among Dholuo speakers in Kenya
Michael O. Abudi, Felicia Yieke Arudo and Catherine W. Kitetu
Snippa – a new word for girls’ genitals in Swedish: Gender-neutral or patriarchal?
Karin Milles
What it means to be a Bosnian woman: Analyzing women’s talk between patriarchy and emancipation
Danijela Majstorović and Maja Mandic
Part II. Mediating gender in public spaces
Greek men’s and women’s magazines as codes of gender conduct: The appropriation and hybridisation of deontic discourses
Ourania Hatzidaki
Representation of desire and femininity: The advertisement in late-modern consumer culture of Japan
Toyoko Sato
Gendered discourse(s): Liberia’s ‘Iron Lady’ vs. George Weah
Grace Diabah
Gender ideologies in the Vietnamese printed media
Nguyen Thi Thu Ha
Part III. Trajectories of patriarchy and emancipation across professions
Constructing masculine work identity through narrative: Two case studies from emergency medicine in Quebec
Stella Advani
Stereotyping gender: Discursive constructions of social identities in a Danish bank
Inger Lassen
Living in therapeutic culture: Feminine discourse as an agent of change
Joanna Pawelczyk and Eva-Maria Graf
“At a time when widespread public discourses about gender would have us believe that sexism and gender inequality are outmoded concepts today, this book powerfully testifies to their continued prevalence in contemporary societies. Based on an impressive diversity of national, cultural, and institutional contexts, Majstorovic and Lassen convincingly demonstrate that alongside the achievement of social progress for women, deep-seated patriarchal ideologies persist perniciously in a variety of forms, discursively and non-discursively, locally and globally.”
Living with Patriarchy is an exceptional rethinking of gender issues in the light of new data. Both challenging and masterful, the book offers bold and expansive ways of interrogating patriarchy with new voices, thus enriching our understanding of gender as an analytical category and refreshing our methodologies and research processes in the field. An important and suggestive addition to the literature on gender issues.”
“It is by boldly exposing and unapologetically admitting the continued presence of patriarchy in the contemporary context that this book realizes its subversive potential. Moreover, with richer, wider and more current data, it (as a whole) strives to trace a trajectory of hope: starting by tracking persistent remnants of patriarchy and ending with evolving emancipatory spaces that advance research on and realities of gender discourse/s – within and perhaps beyond patriarchy.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011029815 | Marc record