Reinventing Identities : The Gendered Self in Discourse: The Gendered Self in Discourse (Google eBook)

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Department of English Texas A&M University Mary Bucholtz Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Department of English Texas A&M University A. C. Liang Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Department of English Texas A&M University Laurel A. Sutton Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Discourse Studies
Oxford University Press, Aug 9, 1999 - Social Science - 448 pages
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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 This volume of previously unpublished essays, the first in the new Language and Gender Studies series, advances that effort by bringing together leading feminist scholars in the area of language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.
  

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Contents

Transgression and Progress in Language and Gender Studies
3
Identity as Invention
27
Coherent Identities amid Heterosexist Ideologies Deaf and Hearing Lesbian ComingOut Stories
46
Good Guys and Bad Girls Identity Construction by Latina and Latino Student Writers
64
Constructing the Irrational Woman Narrative Interaction and Agoraphobic Identity
83
Contextualizing the Exotic Few Gender Dichotomies in Lakhota
101
Identity as Ideology
123
Rebaking the Pie The woman as dessert Metaphor
145
Gender Context and the Narrative Construction of Identity Rethinking Models of Womens Narrative
241
Language Socialization and Silence in Gay Adolescence
259
TurnInitial No Collaborative Opposition among Latina Adolescents
273
Conversationally Implicating Lesbian and Gay Identity
293
Identity as Improvision
313
She Sired Six Children Feminist Experiments with Linguistic Gender
332
Purchasing Power The Gender and Class Imaginary on the Shopping Channel
348
From Folklore to News at 6 Maintaining Language and Reframing Identity through the Media
369

All Media Are Created Equal DoItYourself Identity in Alternative Publishing
163
Strong Language Strong Actions Native American Women Writing against Federal Authority
181
Opening the Door of Paradise a Cubit Educated Tunisian Women Embodied Linguistic Practice and Theories of Language and Gender
200
Identity as Ingenuity
221
Constructing Opposition within Girls Games
388
NAME INDEX
411
SUBJECT INDEX
417
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Page 5 - The parodic repetition of gender exposes as well the illusion of gender identity as an intractable depth and inner substance. As the effects of a subtle and politically enforced performativity, gender is an "act," as it were, that is open to splittings, self-parody, self-criticism, and those hyperbolic exhibitions of "the natural" that, in their very exaggeration, reveal its fundamentally phantasmatic status.
Page 10 - ... bad subjects" who on occasion provoke the intervention of one of the detachments of the (repressive) State apparatus. But the vast majority of (good) subjects work all right "all by themselves," ie by ideology (whose concrete forms are realized in the Ideological State Apparatuses).

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