Gender in Interaction

Perspectives on femininity and masculinity in ethnography and discourse

Bettina Baron | Konstanz University
Helga Kotthoff | 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
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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.
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“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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CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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