Gender in Interaction

Perspectives on femininity and masculinity in ethnography and discourse

| Konstanz University
| Fulda University of Applied Sciences
ISBN 9789027251121 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588111104 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027297419 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
In this volume, gender is seen as a communicative achievement and as a social category interacting with other social parametres such as age, status, prestige, institutional and ethnic frameworks, cultural and situative contexts. The authors come from a variety of backgrounds such as sociology of communication, anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, social psychology, and text linguistics. Masculinity and femininity are conceived of as varying culturally, historically and contextually. All contributions discuss empirical research of communication and the question of whether (and how) gender is a salient variable in discourse. So, one aim of the book is to trace the varying relevance of gender in interaction. Emotion politics, ideology, body concepts, and speech styles are related to ethnographic description of the contexts within which communication takes
place. These contexts range from private to public communication, and from mixed-sex to same-sex conversations framed by different cultural backgrounds (Australian, German, Georgian, Turkish, US-American).
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 93]  2002.  xxiv, 357 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Helga Kotthoff and Bettina Baron
Part I
Gender and interaction: Widening the conceptual scope
Barrie Thorne
Part II
Girls’ oppositional stances: The interactional accomplishment of gender in nursery school and family life
Jenny Cook-Gumperz
Constituting the emotions: A longitudinal study of emotion talk in a preschool friendship group of boys
Amy Kyratzis
Notably gendered relations: Relationship work in early adolescents’ notes
Spencer E. Cahill
Far from sugar and spice: Teenage girls, embodiment and representation
Gerry Bloustien
Part III
Masculinities and men’s health
R. W. Connell
Gender and habitus: Fundamental securities and crisis tendencies among men
Michael Meuser
“Male honor” Towards an understanding of the construction of gender relations among youths of Turkish origin
Ralf Bohnsack, Peter Loos and Aglaja Przyborski
Part IV
Arguing among scholars: Female scientists and their shaping of expertise
Bettina Baron
Academic women in the male university field: Communicative practices at postgraduate seminars
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson
Gender, emotion, and poeticity in Georgian mourning rituals
Helga Kotthoff
Theorizing gender: Feminist awareness and language change
Rachel Giora
Subject index
“The volume achieves its aim to 'combine ... data analysis, ethnographic description of various social worlds ... and theory development' (xii), and gender researchers, as well as discourse analysts and anthropological linguists more generally, will find it worthwhile reading.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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