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Table of contents :
Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self
Introduction: Twenty Years after Language and Woman's Place
Part One Mechanisms of Hegemony and Control
1 Cries and Whispers: The Shattering of the Silence
2 Pregnant Pauses: Silence and Authority in the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas Hearings
3 "This Discussion Is Going Too Far!": Male Resistance to Female Participation on the Internet
4 The "Father Knows Best" Dynamic in Dinnertime Narratives
5 Managing the Body of Labor: The Treatment of Reproduction and Sexuality in a Therapeutic Institution
6 A Synthetic Sisterhood: False Friends in a Teenage Magazine
Part Two Agency through Appropriation
7 Language, Gender, and Power: An Anthropological Review
8 Lip Service on the Fantasy Lines
9 Challenging Hegemonic Masculinities: Female and Male Police Officers Handling Domestic Violence
10 "I Ought to Throw a Buick At You": Fictional Representations of Butch / Femme Speech
11 Bitches and Skankly Hobags: The Place of Women in Contemporary Slang
12 "Tasteless" Japanese: Less "Feminine" Speech Among Young Japanese Women
Part Three Contingent Practices and Emergent Selves
13 "Are You With Me?": Power and Solidarity in the Discourse of African American Women
14 From Mulatta to Mestiza: Passing and the Linguistic Reshaping of Ethnic Identity
15 "Nobody Is Talking Bad": Creating Community and Claiming Power on the Production Lines
16 Reproducing the Discourse of Mothering: How Gendered Talk Makes Gendered Lives
17 Sometimes Spanish, Sometimes English: Language Use among Rural New Mexican Chicanas
18 The Writing on the Wall: A Border Case of Race and Gender
19 Constructing Meaning, Constructing Selves: Snapshots of Language, Gender, and Class from Belten High
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G end e r


G end e r

Art culated

Language and the

Socially Constructed Self





New York and London

Published in 1995 by Routledge 270 Madison Ave, New York NY 10016 Published in Great Britain in 1995 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN Transferred to Digital Printing 2009 Copyright © 1995 by Routledge All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system without permission in writing from the publishers.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Gender articulated: language and the socially constructed self / [edited] by Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-415-91398-5 (hbl. ISBN 0-415-91399-3 (pbk.1

1. Language and languages-Sex differences. 2. Sexism in language. 3. Women-Language. I. Hall, Kira, 1962 - . II. Bucholtz, Mary, 1966­ P.120.S48G47 1995 306.4'4'082-