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Conversation and Gender

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Susan A. Speer, Elizabeth Stokoe, Clare Jackson, Victoria Land, Celia Kitzinger, Noa Logan Klein, Sue Wilkinson, Alexa Hepburn, Jonathan Potter, Jack Sidnell, Wayne A. Beach, Phillip Glenn, Carly W. Butler, Ann Weatherall, Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Angela Cora Garcia, Lisa M. Fisher, Jakob Cromdal
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521696036

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  • Conversation analysts have begun to challenge long-cherished assumptions about the relationship between gender and language, asking new questions about the interactional study of gender and providing fresh insights into the ways it may be studied empirically. Drawing on a lively set of audio- and video-recorded materials of real-life interactions, including domestic telephone calls, children's play, mediation sessions, police-suspect interviews, psychiatric assessments and calls to telephone helplines, this volume is the first to showcase the latest thinking and cutting-edge research of an international group of scholars working on topics at the intersection of gender and conversation analysis. Theoretically, it pushes forward the boundaries of our understanding of the relationship between conversation and gender, charting new and exciting territory. Methodologically, it offers readers a clear, practical understanding of how to analyse gender using conversation analysis, by presenting detailed demonstrations of this method in use.

    • Presents the most incisive and sophisticated thinking in its field, pushing forward the boundaries of people's understanding of the relationship between conversation analysis and gender
    • Features detailed demonstrations of conversation analysis in use, such as telephone calls, children's play, mediation sessions, police-suspect interviews and psychiatric assessments
    • A detailed introduction provides readers with an overview of the history and context of the field of research on language, conversation and gender
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Conversation and Gender is the perfect riposte to those who assume that Conversation Analysis cannot account for ‘structural’ realities. Written by a top flight collection of scholars, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in gender in interaction."
    --David Silverman, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths’ College and Management Department, King’s College, University of London

    "Conversation and Gender shows us just how much more there is to know – and how interesting and compelling that ‘more’ is – about the myriad, fertile connections between two of social life’s most fundamental social institutions. The book's rich diversity of topics and perspectives, incisive analyses, and clarity of expression make it a ‘must have’ for scholars and students across the broader fields it so expertly brings together."
    --Geoffrey Raymond, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521696036
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 155 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to conversation and gender Susan A. Speer and Elizabeth Stokoe
    Part I. Gender, Person Reference and Self-Categorization:
    2. The gendered 'I' Clare Jackson
    3. Categories in talk-in-interaction: gendering speaker and recipient Victoria Land and Celia Kitzinger
    4. Doing gender categorization: non-recognitional person reference and the omnirelevance of gender Noa Logan Klein
    Part II. Gender, Repair and Recipient Design:
    5. 'Girl - woman - sorry!': on the repair and non-repair of consecutive gender categories Elizabeth Stokoe
    6. Gender, routinization and recipient design Sue Wilkinson
    7. Recipients designed: tag questions and gender Alexa Hepburn and Jonathan Potter
    Part III. Gender and Action Formation:
    8. On the role of reported, third party compliments in passing as a 'real' woman Susan A. Speer
    9. 'D'you understand that honey?': gender and participation in conversation Jack Sidnell
    10. Bids and responses to intimacy as 'gendered' enactments Wayne A. Beach and Phillip Glenn
    Part IV. Gender Identities and Membership Categorization Practices:
    11. Accomplishing a cross-gender identity: a case of passing in children's talk-in-interaction Carly W. Butler and Ann Weatherall
    12. Engendering children's play: person reference in children's conflictual interaction Marjorie Harness Goodwin
    13. Being there for the children: the collaborative construction of gender inequality in divorce mediation Angela Cora Garcia and Lisa M. Fisher
    14. Gender as a practical concern in children's management of play participation Jakob Cromdal.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Linguistics
    • Introduction to Language and Gender Stereotypes
    • Introduction to conversation analysis
  • Editors

    Susan A. Speer, University of Manchester
    Susan A. Speer is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Gender Talk: Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis (2005).

    Elizabeth Stokoe, Loughborough University
    Elizabeth Stokoe is Reader in Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. She is the co-author of Discourse and Identity (2006).


    Susan A. Speer, Elizabeth Stokoe, Clare Jackson, Victoria Land, Celia Kitzinger, Noa Logan Klein, Sue Wilkinson, Alexa Hepburn, Jonathan Potter, Jack Sidnell, Wayne A. Beach, Phillip Glenn, Carly W. Butler, Ann Weatherall, Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Angela Cora Garcia, Lisa M. Fisher, Jakob Cromdal

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