Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis

Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 343 pages
  • 154.9 x 221 x 17.8mm | 544.32g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588112136
  • 9781588112132

Table of contents

1. 1. Gender identity and discourse analysis: Theoretical and empirical considerations (by Sunderland, Jane); 2. Theorising Gender and Discourse; 3. 2. Yes, but is it gender? (by Swann, Joan); 4. 3. Rethinking politeness, impoliteness and gender identity (by Mills, Sara); 5. 4. Stunning, shimmering, iridescent: Toys as the representation of gendered social actors (by Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa); 6. Discourse and Gendered Identities in the Media; 7. 5. Consuming personal relationships: The achievement of feminine self-identity through other-centeredness (by Lazar, Michelle M.); 8. 6. 'Head to Head': Gendered repertoires in newspaper arguments (by Litosseliti, Lia); 9. 7. Is there anything "new" about these lads?: The textual and visual construction of masculinity in men's magazines (by Benwell, Bethan); 10. Discourse, Sexuality and Gender Identities; 11. 8. The case of the indefinite pronoun: Discourse and the concealment of lesbian identity in class (by Morrish, Liz); 12. 9. Erotic discourse strategies in powerless women: Analysing psychiatric interviews (by Telles Ribeiro, Branca); 13. Discourse and Gender Identities in Education; 14. 10. From representation towards discursive practices: Gender in the foreign language textbook revisited (by Sunderland, Jane); 15. 11. "What's the hottest part of the sun? Page 3!": Children'sexplorationof adolescent gender identities through informal talk (by Maybin, Janet); 16. Gendered Discourses of Parenthood; 17. 12. Pregnant self and lost identity in Ana Blandiana's 'Children's Crusade': An ironical echo of the patriarchal pro-natality discourse in communist Romania (by Sorea, Daniela); 18. 13. Baby entertainer, bumbling assistant and line manager: Discourses of paternal identity in parentcraft texts (by Sunderland, Jane); 19. Subject Index; 20. Name Indexshow more

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