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Gendered talk at work

Constructing gender identity through workplace

Janet Holmes

Blackwell 2006, 264 s. ISBN 9781405117593
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Gendered Talk at Work examines how women and men negotiate their gender identities as well as their professional roles in everyday workplace communication.

written accessibly by one of the field's foremost researchers
explores the ways in which gender contributes to the interpretation of meaning in workplace interaction
uses original and insightfully analyzed data to focus on the ways in which both women and men draw on gendered discourse resources to enact a range of workplace roles
illustrates how a qualitative analysis of workplace discourse can throw light on the many ways in which workplace discourse provides a resource for constructing gender identity as one component of our complex socio-cultural identity

TopTable of Contents
List of figures and cartoons.
Acknowledgements.
1. The role of gender in workplace talk.
2. Gender and leadership talk at work.
3. Relational practice - not just women's work.
4. Humour in the workplace - not just men's play.
5. Contest, challenge and complaint - gendered discourse?
6. Women and men telling stories at work
7. Giving women the last word..
Appendix.
References.

Detailed contents

TopAbout the Author
Janet Holmes holds a personal Chair in Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington. Her publications include The Blackwell Handbook of Language and Gender (2003; co-edited with Miriam Meyerhoff), Power and Politeness in the Workplace (2003; with Maria Stubbe), and Women, Men and Politeness (1995).