Talking Gender and Sexuality

| Aalborg University
ISBN 9789027251145 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588111739 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027297402 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This edited volume brings together scholars from psychology, linguistics, sociology and communication science to investigate how performative notions of gender and sexuality can be fruitfully explored with the rich set of tools that have been developed by conversation analysis and discursive psychology for analyzing everyday practical language use, agency and identity in talk.
Contributors re-examine the foundations of earlier research on gender in spoken interaction, critically appraise this research to see if and how it 'translates' successfully into the study of sexuality in talk, and promote innovative alternatives that integrate the insights of recent feminist and queer theory with qualitative studies of talk and conversation. Detailed empirical analyses of naturally occurring talk are used to uncover how gender and sexual identities, agencies and desires are contingently accomplished in conversational practices. Collectively, they pose the important question of what a critical theory of talk, gender and sexuality ought to look like if it is to be sensitive to a politics of conversation analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 94]  2002.  x, 332 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] not only especially valuable to those interested in discussions about how language/discourse may figure in the construction of gender and sexuality identities, but also highly relevant to scholars interested in critical approaches to language and discourse more generally.”
“Because of the methodological problems carefully analyzed by the authors, [...] this book would be very useful for its study in seminars of methodology for research in the social sciences.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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