Gender Talk

Author: Susan A. Speer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415246431
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Gender Talk provides a powerful case for the application of discursive psychology and conversation analysis to feminism, guiding the reader through cutting edge debates and providing valuable evidence of the benefits of fine-grained, discursive methodologies. In particular, the book concentrates on discourse and conversation analysis, providing a full account of these methodologies through the detailed study of data from a variety of settings, including focus groups, interviews, and naturally occurring sources. Providing a thorough review of the relevant literature and recent research, this book demonstrates how discourse and conversation analysis can be applied to rework central feminist notions and concepts, ultimately revealing their full potential and relevance to other disciplines. Each chapter provides an overview of traditional feminist research and covers subjects including: * Sex differences in language: conversation and interruption * Reformulating context, power and asymmetry * Gender identity categories: masculinity and femininity. This unique and thought-provoking application of discursive and conversation analytic methodologies will be of interest to students and researchers in social psychology, sociology, gender studies and cultural studies.

Gender Language and Discourse

Author: Ann Weatherall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134701934
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Is language sexist? Do women and men speak different languages? Gender, Language and Discourse uniquely examines the contribution that psychological research - in particular, discursive psychology - has made to answering these questions. Until now, books on gender and language have tended to be from the sociolinguistic perspective and have focused on one of two issues - sexism in language or gender differences in speech. This book considers both issues and develops the idea that they shouldn't be viewed as mutually exclusive endeavours but rather as part of the same process - the social construction of gender. Ann Weatherall highlights the fresh insights that a social constructionist approach has made to these debates, and presents recent theoretical developments and empirical work in discursive psychology relevant to gender and language. Gender, Language and Discourse provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the gender and language field from a psychological perspective. It will be invaluable to students and researchers in social psychology, cultural studies, education, linguistic anthropology and women's studies.

Talking Gender and Sexuality

Author: Paul McIlvenny
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9781588111739
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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.

Discursive Psychology

Author: Sally Wiggins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987091
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Discursive Psychology is a theoretical and analytical approach used by academics and practitioners alike, widely applied, though often lost within the complicated web of discourse analysis. Sally Wiggins combines her expertise in discursive psychology with her clear and demystifying pedagogical approach to produce a book that is committed to student success. This textbook shows students how to put the methodology into practice in a way that is simple, engaging and practical.

Conversation and Gender

Author: Susan A. Speer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139491431
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Conversation analysts have begun to challenge long-cherished assumptions about the relationship between gender and language, asking new questions about the interactional study of gender and providing fresh insights into the ways it may be studied empirically. Drawing on a lively set of audio- and video-recorded materials of real-life interactions, including domestic telephone calls, children's play, mediation sessions, police-suspect interviews, psychiatric assessments and calls to telephone helplines, this volume is the first to showcase the latest thinking and cutting-edge research of an international group of scholars working on topics at the intersection of gender and conversation analysis. Theoretically, it pushes forward the boundaries of our understanding of the relationship between conversation and gender, charting new and exciting territory. Methodologically, it offers readers a clear, practical understanding of how to analyse gender using conversation analysis, by presenting detailed demonstrations of this method in use.

Handbook of the Psychology of Women and Gender

Author: Rhoda K. Unger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471653578
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Edited by a leader in feminist psychology, this text features focused coverage of the major areas of the developmental, biological, social, and intrapersonal aspects of women and gender.

Talking Difference

Author: Mary Crawford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265730
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`I love the warmth and wit in this book, but I say this in no way to detract from the seriousness of its subject matter and its incisive treatment by Mary Crawford... this is a great book and an important book which articulates current critical thinking about research around gender and language. Mary Crawford writes brilliantly, powerfully and lucidly... I thoroughly recommend it' - British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Newsletter This refreshing re-evaluation of current wisdom - both academic and popular - about men's and women's language critically assesses the abundant social science research of recent years and its representation in the mass media. Exploring a wide range of topics, from talk shows to self-help books, Mary Crawford offers a new understanding of the role of language practices in both maintaining - and disrupting - gender inequality. The book addresses such provocative questions as: Why has the study of gender and language so often focused on the limitations of women's talk? How do academic practices constrain our understanding of how gender relations are re-created and maintained in language use? Why do assertiveness texts usually ignore indirect modes of speech such as humour and storytelling?

The Handbook of Language Gender and Sexuality

Author: Susan Ehrlich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119384206
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Significantly expanded and updated, the second edition of The Handbook of Language, Gender and Sexuality brings together a team of the leading specialists in the field to create a comprehensive overview of key historical themes and issues, along with methodologies and cutting-edge research topics. Examines the dynamic ways that women and men develop and manage gendered identities through their talk, presenting data and case studies from interactions in a range of social contexts and different communities Substantially updated for the second edition, including a new introduction, 24 newly-commissioned chapters, ten updated chapters, and a comprehensive index Includes new chapters on research in non-English speaking countries – from Asia to South America – and cutting-edge topics such as language, gender, and popular culture; language and sexual identities; and language, gender, and socio-phonetics New sections focus on key themes and issues in the field, such as methodological approaches to language and gender, incorporating new chapters on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and variation theory Provides unrivalled geographic coverage and an essential resource for a wide range of disciplines, from linguistics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to communication and gender studies

The Representation of Gender Specific Conversational Behaviour in Informal Talk

Author: Juliane Behm
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640566335
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Examination Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Rostock (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Die vorliegende Examensarbeit setzt sich mit den feministisch-linguistischen Ansatzen zur Erklarung von typisch mannlichen und weiblichen Gesprachsverhalten auseinander. Dazu wird zunachst auf die sprachwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen der Pragmatik und der Interaktionalen Soziolinguistik, die als theoretische Ansatze die Grundlage fur die Analyse bilden, eingegangen und anschliessend die verschiedenen feministischen Theorien (Deficit Approach, Dominance Approach, Difference Approach, Doing Gender)kritisch beleuchtet. Nachdem ausgewahlte Merkmale geschlechtsspezifischen Sprachgebrauchs und Gesprachsverhaltens vorgestellt werden, erfolgt eine pragmatische Analyse der vier Charaktere aus "Sex and the City," um darzustellen, wie die weiblichen Figuren durch ihre Sprache charakterisiert und dem Zuschauer mehr oder weniger typisch weiblich prasentiert werden. Dabei soll gezeigt werden, wie die Serie mit Geschlechtsstereotypen spielt. Hauptaugenmerk der Arbeit ist jedoch die Kritik an der feministischen Linguistik, indem aufgezeigt werden soll, dass Frauen - entgegen der feministischen Meinung - moglicherweise dazu neigen, in einem typisch weiblichen Konversationsstil zu kommunizieren, sie jedoch vielmehr beide Formen geschlechtsspezifischen Sprachverhaltens anwenden, namlich typisch mannliches als auch weibliches je nach sozialem Kontext und Situation, in der sie sich befinden

Accounting for Rape

Author: Irina Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134616880
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Accounting for Rape presents an original perspective on the subject of rape, focusing on both female and male sexual violence. The authors investigate everyday beliefs about rape, to examine how blaming the victim and the normalization of rape are achieved by people in a discussion about sexual violence. They synthesize discursive psychology and a feminist standpoint to explore precisely how rape and rape victimhood are defined in ways that reflect the social, political and cultural conditions of society. By analysing conversational data, Anderson and Doherty suggest that the existing social psychological experimental research into rape and rape perception fails to analyse the subtlety and political significance of rape supportive reasoning. Accounting for Rape provides a critical interrogation of the dominant theories and methodologies, focusing on: How the gender and sexual orientation of alleged victims and perpetrators is crucial to social participants when making sense of a rape report and in apportioning blame and sympathy How arguments that are critical of alleged victims are built in ways that are 'face saving' for the participants in the conversations, and how victim-blaming arguments are presented as 'common sense'. The potential of applying this approach in both professional and academic contexts to promote attitude change. The book will be of great interest to those studying social and clinical psychology, cultural studies, sociology, women's studies and communication studies.