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LINGUIST List 24.1344

Tue Mar 19 2013

Books: Language Learning, Gender and Desire: Takahashi

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Mar-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Language Learning, Gender and Desire: Takahashi
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Title: Language Learning, Gender and Desire
Subtitle: Japanese Women on the Move
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Published: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698537

Author: Kimie Takahashi
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698544 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698544 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698537 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698537 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Abstract:

For many Japanese women, the English language has never been just another school subject. For them, English is the tool of identity transformation and the means of obtaining what they passionately desire – mobility, the West and its masculinity. Language Learning, Gender and Desire explores Japanese women's passion for learning English and how they negotiate identity and desire in the terrain of racial, sexual and linguistic politics. Drawing on ethnographic data and popular media texts, the book offers new insights into the multidirectionality of desire and power in the context of second language learning.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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