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Title: Language and Sexuality (through and) beyond Gender
Edited By: Costas Canakis
Venetia Kantsa
Kostas Yiannakopoulos
Description:

This volume is a collection of papers on aspects of language and sexuality
as understood and problematized by scholars in linguistics and
anthropology. The idea behind this volume was to bring together people
working on language-and-sexuality issues from within these two fields given
that linguistic research on this topic is, more often than not,
fieldwork-related and anthropological research characteristically focuses
on issues of sexual onomasiology and semasiology, a concomitant of its
preoccupation with social categories and categorization. This endeavor is
in many respects a continuation of the discussion on the social
constitution of gender while following up on a slowly but steadily growing
tradition of research on language and sexuality, both in relation to gender
and beyond it. Although gender and sexuality may be thought of as distinct,
in principle, they interact not only in the framework provided by
heteronormativity, but also in contexts where their presupposed alignment
is questioned, if not summarily rebuked. Therefore, if there is, indeed,
something to be said about language and sexuality beyond gender, any such
discussion will also have to go through it. On the other hand, work on
gendered language will have to co-estimate the findings of research on
language-and-sexuality. Contributors in this volume have assumed a variety
of theoretical positions from which to tackle their diverse topics,
covering a wide range of sexually relevant language pertaining to
heterosexual, lesbian, gay, and queer experience but also to voice,
silence, the unconscious, and nationalism. Issues of identities and desires
inevitably take center stage in many of the papers, reflecting dominant
theoretical approaches and tensions in the field, even as authors may
remain skeptical of the usefulness of the ensuing polarizations. At the
same time, the polyphony envisioned by the editors and contributors in this
volume will be operative in the ongoing critical appraisal of theoretical
stances towards the intricate indexical relation between language, gender,
and sexuality.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443821462
ISBN-13: 9781443821469
Pages: 260
Prices: U.K. £ 39.99