Gendered Talk at Work: Constructing Social Identity Through Workplace Interaction

Gendered Talk at Work: Constructing Social Identity Through Workplace Interaction

Author(s): Janet Holmes

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405117586

Online ISBN: 9780470754863

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754863

About this Book

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

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