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Books: Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: McIlvenny (ed)

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Message 1: Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: McIlvenny (ed)

Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:34:23 +0000
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Subject: Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: McIlvenny (ed)

Title: Talking Gender and Sexuality
Series Title: Pragmatics and Beyond
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Paul McIlvenny 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588111733, Pages: x, 332 pp., Price: USD 79.00


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.

Table of Contents

Transcription conventions
1. Introduction: Researching Talk, Gender and Sexuality 
 Paul McIlvenny
2. Doing Feminist Conversation Analysis 
 Celia Kitzinger
3. Gender and Sexuality in Talk-in-Interaction: Considering
Conversation Analytic Perspectives
 Elizabeth H. Stokoe and Janet Smithson
4. Critical Reflections on Performativity and the 'Un/Doing' of Gender
and Sexuality in Talk
 Paul McIlvenny
5. From Performatives to Practices: Judith Butler, Discursive
Psychology and the Management of Heterosexist Talk
 Susan A. Speer and Jonathan Potter
6. Negotiating Gender Identities and Sexual Agency in Elderly Couples'
 Liisa Tainio
7. Framing Gender: Incongruous Gendered Identities in Dar es Salaam 
Adolescents' Talk 
 Sigurd D'Hondt
8. The Repressed on Parole: Gender Categorisation, Performativity and
the Unsaid in Talking Dirty Jokes
 Andrew Fish
9. Figuring Gender in Teachers' Talk about School Bullying 
 Alexa Hepburn
10. "I'm still not sure she's a she": Textual Talk and Typed Bodies in
Online Interaction
 Jenny Sund�n
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