Language and the Politics of Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays in Israel

Hardcover | August 15, 2010

byErez Levon

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Examining how lesbian and gay Israelis negotiate the linguistic performance of their sexualities and the constraints of Israeli national ideologies, this book broadens current understandings of the uses and effects of variation in language and details the interconnections between language use and sexual, national and political identities.

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Examining how lesbian and gay Israelis negotiate the linguistic performance of their sexualities and the constraints of Israeli national ideologies, this book broadens current understandings of the uses and effects of variation in language and details the interconnections between language use and sexual, national and political identiti...

EREZ LEVON is Lecturer in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research examines the interaction of language, gender, sexuality and nationalism in the United States and Israel, and has been published in journals such as Language in Society and Journal of Sociolinguistics. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230227961

ISBN - 13:9780230227965

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note on Translations and Transcriptions
Introduction
Israel, Zionism and Sexual Subjectivity
Language and Mechanisms of Identification
The Politics of Prosody
Discourses of Sexuality
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index