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The guide of Language and Gender is a set of articles written by means of top experts within the box that examines the dynamic ways that men and women increase and deal with gendered identities via their speak. presents a complete, updated, and stimulating photograph of the sector for college students and researchers in a variety of disciplines gains information and case experiences from interactions in numerous social contexts and from a variety of diverse groups
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London: Arnold. ) 1998: Language and Gender: A Reader. Oxford: Blackwell. Eckert, Penelope 2000: Linguistic Variation as Social Practice. Oxford: Blackwell. Different Voices, Different Views Eckert, Penelope and McConnell-Ginet, Sally 1992: Think practically and look locally: Language and gender as community-based practice. Annual Review of Anthropology 21: 461-90. Eckert, Penelope and McConnell-Ginet, Sally (forthcoming): Language and Gender Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Goffman, Erving 1974: Frame Analysis.
See also Besnier (1993, this volume) for work on gender liminality in Polynesia. Studying discourse from or about sexual minorities is not, however, the only strategy for highlighting how gender is learned and performed. Indeed, to study gender in this way may suggest or assume that there is a closer relationship between sexuality and gender than between either of these and any other aspect of social identity, a question which itself deserves empirical investigation (Sedgwick 1990). It may also suggest that the construction of hegemonic gender norms is most closely linked to procreational needs (Hawkesworth 1997).
REFERENCES Abu-Lughod, Lila 1991: Writing against culture. ) Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, pp. 137-62.