Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis
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Gender Talk by Susan A. Speer
Book DescriptionGender 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, this book 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415246446
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan A. Speer
Conversation and Gender, Paperback (January 2011)
This book showcases the latest thinking and cutting-edge research of scholars working on topics at the intersection of gender and conversation analysis.
Gender Talk, Hardback (July 2005)» View all books by Susan A. Speer
Providing a review of the relevant literature and research, this book 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. It is useful to the students of sociology, gender studies and cultural studies.
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Author Biography - Susan A. Speer
Susan A. Speer is a Lecturer in Language and Communication at the University of Manchester School of Psychological Sciences. She is currently Principal Investigator on a three year project 'Transsexual Identities: Constructions of Gender in an NHS Gender Identity Clinic', which is part of the ESRC Social Identities and Social Action Research Programme. Susan was previously a Lecturer in Sociology and Communication at the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University.
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