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Title: Language Learning, Gender and Desire
Subtitle: Japanese Women on the Move
Written By: Kimie Takahashi
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698537
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN-13: 9781847698544
Pages: 200
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847698537
Pages: 200
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847698544
Pages: 200
Prices: U.S. $ 139.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847698537
Pages: 200
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95