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Women and language : essays on gendered communication across media

Author: Melissa Ames; Sarah Himsel Burcon
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Topics include the evolution of gossip, the convergence of print and orality in women's writing, the construction and performance of gendered behavior and the way communication is mediated through current technologies. These essays explore how oral communication can be an empowering, subversive act capable of working against the mandates of patriarchal discourses in the 21st century"--Provided by publisher.
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Women and language.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2011004692
(OCoLC)692291482
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Ames; Sarah Himsel Burcon
ISBN: 9780786486212 078648621X
OCLC Number: 711003843
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 236 pages)
Contents: Introduction: women and oral culture --
Spoken spaces : the historicization, evolution, and gendering of "gossip" --
Pandora's voice-box : how woman became the "gossip girl" / Giselle Bastin --
Just like a woman : misogynistic gossip in the correspondence between John Chamberlain and Sir Dudley Carleton / Emily Ross --
"Paper cannot blush" : Martha Fowke, an 18th-century abandoned woman / Earla Wilputte --
Literary spaces : the convergence of orality and print in women's writing --
Delete as appropriate : writing between the lines of female orality in The wife's lament / Miriam Muth --
Voicing the feminine and the (absent) masculine in The concealed fancies / Lindsay Yakimyshyn --
The wartime diaries of Dang Thuy Tram : extolling and gendering the heroine's voice in postwar Vietnam and beyond / Hanh N. Nguyen and R.C. Lutz --
When talk meets page : the feminist aesthetic of adapted narration and language play / Melissa Ames --
Blurred boundaries and re-told histories : Julia Alvarez's How the García girls lost their accents / Sarah Himsel Burcon --
Performative spaces : constructing and instructing gendered behavior --
Bodies in dialogue : performing gender and sexuality in salsa dance / Aleysia Whitmore --
"Tell me, does she talk during sex?" : the gendering of permissible speech on Dr. Phil / Diana York Blaine --
Read my profile : internet profile culture, young women, and the communication of power / Ashley M. Donnelly --
Technological spaces : transforming "talk" in the 21st century --
Women, kin-keeping, and the inscription of gender in mediated communication environments / Julie Dare --
Gendering the construction of instant messaging / Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi --
Gender blogging : femininity and communication practices on the internet / Adriana Braga.
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Ames and Sarah Himsel Burcon.

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"Topics include the evolution of gossip, the convergence of print and orality in women's writing, the construction and performance of gendered behavior and the way communication is mediated through current technologies. These essays explore how oral communication can be an empowering, subversive act capable of working against the mandates of patriarchal discourses in the 21st century"--Provided by publisher.

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