Talking Young Femininities

Hardcover | May 29, 2009

byP. Pichler

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This book explores how three groups of girls from varying backgrounds, including a prestigious public school, London's East End and the British Bangladeshi community, negotiate discursive practices and identities in their spontaneous talk about dating, sex, drugs, marriage, school and their families and friends.

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This book explores how three groups of girls from varying backgrounds, including a prestigious public school, London's East End and the British Bangladeshi community, negotiate discursive practices and identities in their spontaneous talk about dating, sex, drugs, marriage, school and their families and friends.

PIA PICHLER is a Lecturer in Linguistics at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.  Her research interests include discourse and conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, language and gender/identity, feminist linguistics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230013287

ISBN - 13:9780230013285

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Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Girls' Talk as a Resource for Identity Construction
Investigating the Girls' Talk
PART 2: YOUNG FEMININITIES: THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN LANGUAGE, GENDER, ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL CLASS
Cool Public School Girls
Sheltered East End Girls
Hybrid Bangladeshi Girls
PART 3: SEX TALK AND THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF YOUNG FEMININITIES
Self-Disclosing Sex Talk: Self-Determined Girls
Playful Sex Talk: Good Girls Vs. Bad Girls
Impersonal Sex Talk: Knowing Girls
Conclusion
References
Index