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2nd Edition

Gender Talk
Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis

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ISBN 9781138815278
January 17, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This new edition of Susan Speer's groundbreaking and authoritative intervention in the field of gender and discourse has been fully updated to take account of the latest research and recent developments in conversation analysis and membership categorization analysis (MCA).

Gender Talk provides a powerful case for the application of discursive psychology and conversation analysis to feminism, guiding the reader through cutting edge debates and providing valuable evidence of the benefits of fine-grained, discursive methodologies. In particular, the book concentrates on discourse and conversation analysis, providing a full account of these methodologies through the detailed study of data from a variety of settings, including focus groups, interviews, and naturally occurring sources. Providing a thorough review of the relevant literature and recent research, Gender Talk demonstrates how discourse and conversation analysis can be applied to rework central feminist notions and concepts, ultimately revealing their full potential and relevance to other disciplines. Each chapter provides an overview of traditional feminist research and covers subjects including:

* Sex differences in language: conversation and interruption

* Reformulating context, power and asymmetry

* Gender identity categories: masculinity and femininity.

This unique and thought-provoking application of discursive and conversation analytic methodologies will be of interest to students and researchers in social psychology, sociology, gender studies and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis: Mapping the Terrain. Gender and Language: ‘Sex Difference’ Perspectives. Gender and Identity: Poststructuralist and Ethnomethodological Perspectives. A Feminist, Conversation Analytic Approach. Reconceptualizing Gender Identity: ‘Hegemonic Masculinity’ and ‘The World Out There’. Reconceptualizing Prejudice: ‘Heterosexist Talk’ and ‘The World in Here’. Questions, Conclusions and Applications. Postscript: The Future Of Feminist CA: Methodological Issues.

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Susan Speer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. She previously lectured at Brunel University and has been Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology and the Center for Language Interaction and Culture at UCLA.  She is an editorial board member for Gender and Language journal and the Journal of Language and Sexuality.  Her previous works include Conversation and Gender (co-edited with Elizabeth Stokoe) and the first edition of Gender Talk.