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Reinventing Identities : The Gendered Self in Discourse - Mary Bucholtz

Reinventing Identities

The Gendered Self in Discourse

By: Mary Bucholtz (Editor), A. C. Liang (Editor), Laurel A. Sutton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780195126297
Number Of Pages: 448

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Talk is crucial to the way our identities are constructed, altered, and defended. Feminist scholars in particular have only begun to investigate how deeply language reflects and shapes who we think we are. This volume of previously unpublished essays, the first in the new Language and Gender Studies series, advances that effort by bringing together leading feminist scholars in the area of language and gender, including Deborah Tannen, Jennifer Coates, and Marcyliena Morgan, as well as rising younger scholars. Topics explored include African-American drag queens, gender and class on the shopping channel, and talk in the workplace.
Visit the Reinventing Identities website (click the link below) to see additional data, graphics, and audio and visual clips from the studies in the book.

"Given the maturity of language and gender as a field of study, a series devoted to it is long overdue and most welcome. The maturity of the field is reflected in the scope of this first volume on identity formation and in its engagement with theory...Overall, this is an impressive collection, which makes a useful contribution to the reworking of language and gender studies. It is particularly successful in bringing recent feminist theory to bear on earlier feminist and pre-feminist linguistics, and in continuing to bring together research on "bad subjects" - marginal voices and emergent transgressive identities."--Language in Society

Contributorsp. xiii
Bad Examples: Transgression and Progress in Language and Gender Studiesp. 3
Identity as Invention
No Woman, No Cry: Claiming African American Women's Placep. 27
Coherent Identities amid Heterosexist Ideologies: Deaf and Hearing Lesbian Coming-Out Storiesp. 46
Good Guys and "Bad" Girls: Identity Construction by Latina and Latino Student Writersp. 64
Constructing the Irrational Woman: Narrative Interaction and Agoraphobic Identityp. 83
Contextualizing the Exotic Few: Gender Dichotomies in Lakhotap. 101
Identity as Ideology
Changing Femininities: The Talk of Teenage Girlsp. 123
Rebaking the Pie: The woman as dessert Metaphorp. 145
All Media Are Created Equal: Do-It-Yourself Identity in Alternative Publishingp. 163
Strong Language, Strong Actions: Native American Women Writing against Federal Authorityp. 181
"Opening the Door of Paradise a Cubit": Educated Tunisian Women, Embodied Linguistic Practice, and Theories of Language and Genderp. 200
Identity as Ingenuity
The Display of (Gendered) Identities in Talk at Workp. 221
Gender, Context, and the Narrative Construction of Identity: Rethinking Models of "Women's Narrative,"p. 241
Language, Socialization, and Silence in Gay Adolescencep. 259
Turn-Initial No: Collaborative Opposition among Latina Adolescentsp. 273
Conversationally Implicating Lesbian and Gay Identityp. 293
Identity as Improvisation
Indexing Polyphonous Identity in the Speech of African American Drag Queensp. 313
"She Sired Six Children": Feminist Experiments with Linguistic Genderp. 332
Purchasing Power: The Gender and Class Imaginary on the Shopping Channelp. 348
From Folklore to "News at 6": Maintaining Language and Reframing Identity through the Mediap. 369
Constructing Opposition within Girls' Gamesp. 388
Name Indexp. 411
Subject Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780195126297
ISBN-10: 0195126297
Series: Studies in Language and Gender (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.2  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.77