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Women, Language and Politics

Women, Language and Politics

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  • Publication planned for: April 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107080881

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  • This book addresses the problem of the underrepresentation of women in politics, by examining how language use constructs and maintains inequality in political institutions. Drawing on different political genres from televised debates to parliamentary question times, and fifty interviews with politicians between 1998 and 2018, the book identifies the barriers and obstacles women face by considering how gender stereotypes constrain women's participation, and give them additional burdens. By comparing the UK House of Commons with newer institutions such as the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly, it asks: how successful have newer institutions been in encouraging equal participation? What are the interactional procedures that can be thought of as making an institution more egalitarian? It also explores the workings and effects of sexism, fraternal networks, high visibility in the media, and gendered discourses, through detailed case studies of Theresa May, Julia Gillard and Hillary Clinton.

    • Gives a thorough overview of research undertaken in women, politics, and language
    • Provides examples of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary science in action, showing how politics and linguistics can interact
    • Includes material from over fifty interviews with politicians across all UK parliaments, which gives a rich insight into the workings of the institutions and the attitudes of politicians who work within them
    • Offers original, detailed analyses of parliamentary discourse using ethnographic and discourse analytic methods
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    • Publication planned for: April 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107080881
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 53 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Gender and language in political institutions
    3. Women's linguistic participation in a traditional male-dominated forum: the UK House of Commons
    4. Women's linguistic participation in the new devolved assemblies of the UK
    5. Barriers to women's participation in politics
    6 Case studies I: leading political women: Theresa May
    7. Case studies II: leading political women: Julia Gillard and Hilary Clinton
    8. Women, language and politics: gains and losses.

  • Author

    Sylvia Shaw, University of Westminster
    Sylvia Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Westminster. She is a sociolinguist who has conducted research projects in the House of Commons and the devolved political institutions of the UK. Her publications focus on gender, language and power in different types of political discourse.

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