Myth of Mars and Venus by Deborah Cameron
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Myth of Mars and Venus
By Deborah Cameron

The Myth of Mars and Venus

Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?

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Myth of Mars and Venus by Deborah Cameron

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Popular assumptions about gender and communication - famously summed up in the title of the massively influential 1992 bestseller 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus' - can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences in many spheres of life, from attitudes to the phenomenon of 'date-rape' to expectations of achievement at school, and potential discrimination in the work-place. In this wide-ranging and thoroughly readable book, Deborah Cameron, Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University and author of a number of leading texts in the field of language and gender studies, draws on over 30 years of scientific research to explain what we really know and to demonstrate how this is often very different from the accounts we are familiar with from recent popular writing. Ambitious in scope and exceptionally accessible, The Myth of Mars and Venus tells it like it is: widely accepted attitudes from the past and from other cultures are at heart related to assumptions about language and the place of men and women in society; and there is as much similarity and variation within each gender as between men and women, often associated with social roles and relationships. The author goes on to consider the influence of Darwinian theories of natural selection and the notion that girls and boys are socialized during childhood into different ways of using language, before addressing problems of 'miscommunication' surrounding, for example, sex and consent to sex, and women's relative lack of success in work and politics. Arguing that what linguistic differences there are between men and women are driven by the need to construct and project personal meaning and identity, Cameron concludes that we have an urgent need to think about gender in more complex ways than the prevailing myths and stereotypes allow.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199214471
ISBN-10: 0199214476
Format: Hardback
(200mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Addressing the practicalities of research, and embracing the complexity and variety of written forms of language, this book helps readers with practical and conceptual tools to ask questions about written discourse, and to analyse the huge variety of texts that make up our linguistic landscape.

Verbal Hygiene by Deborah Cameron Verbal Hygiene, Paperback (February 2012)

This Routledge Linguistics Classic includes a new foreword and substantial new chapter, bringing this seminal text up to date. In 'Verbal Hygiene', Deborah Cameron takes a serious look at popular attitudes towards language and examines the practices by which people attempt to regulate its use.

Trouble and Strife Reader by Deborah Cameron Trouble and Strife Reader, Paperback (November 2009)

This is a collection of the best and most enduring articles published in Trouble and Strife: The Radical Feminist Magazine, during its 20-year life, including pieces by Stevi Jackson, Diana Leonard, Julia Swindells, Sara Scott and Liz Kelly.

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Author Biography - Deborah Cameron

Deborah Cameron is Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford. An internationally-known researcher in the field of language and gender studies, she is the author / editor of several academic books on the subject, as well as many articles.

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