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Being An Older Woman: A Study in the Social Production of Identity

Being An Older Woman: A Study in the Social Production of Identity

1st Edition

Isabella Paoletti
December 01, 1997

The study presented in this volume examines how older women's identities are socially constructed and, in particular, how they can be influenced by institutional intervention. The interest in identity production is not only theoretical, but also practical. Different perceptions of oneself as an...

Performing the Past: A Study of Israeli Settlement Museums

Performing the Past: A Study of Israeli Settlement Museums

1st Edition

Tamar Katriel
June 01, 1997

A nostalgic interest in the past is a well-recognized feature of fast-changing, contemporary societies. It finds its expression in a variety of history-making practices of which the establishment of local heritage museums is a major manifestation in many parts of the world today. Katriel develops a...

Puerto Rican Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb

Puerto Rican Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb

1st Edition

Lourdes M. Torres
February 01, 1997

Before conclusions about Spanish in the United States can be drawn, individual communities must be studied in their own contexts. That is the goal of Puerto Rican Discourse. One tendency of previous work on Spanish in the United States has been an eagerness to generalize the findings of isolated...

Conversations About Illness: Family Preoccupations With Bulimia

Conversations About Illness: Family Preoccupations With Bulimia

1st Edition

Wayne A. Beach
August 01, 1996

The grandmother granddaughter conversation examined in this book makes explicit what the detailed study of interaction reveals about two social problems--"bulimia" and "grandparent caregiving." For the first time, systematic attention is given to interactional activities through which family...

Confrontation Talk: Arguments, Asymmetries, and Power on Talk Radio

Confrontation Talk: Arguments, Asymmetries, and Power on Talk Radio

1st Edition

Ian Hutchby
April 01, 1996

Using conversation analysis to explore the nature of argument, asymmetry, and power on talk radio, this book focuses on the interplay between the structures of talk in interaction and the structures of participation on talk radio. In the process, it demonstrates how conversation analysis may be...

in Search of A Voice: Karaoke and the Construction of Identity in Chinese America

in Search of A Voice: Karaoke and the Construction of Identity in Chinese America

1st Edition

Casey M.K. Lum
January 01, 1996

Originating in Japan early in the 1970s as a simple sing-along technology, karaoke has become a hybrid media form designed to integrate mass-mediated popular music, video images, computer graphics, and the live musical performance of its human users. Not only has karaoke become a...

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