Chapter 24. At the Intersection of Gender, Language, and Transnationalism

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Ingrid Piller and
  2. Kimie Takahashi

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch24

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Piller, I. and Takahashi, K. (2010) At the Intersection of Gender, Language, and Transnationalism, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch24

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068

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Keywords:

  • gender, language and transnationalism intersection;
  • contemporary gender theory - idea that gender intersects with aspects of a person's identity;
  • ‘Women's Work’ to ‘Migrant Women's Work’;
  • migrant reproductive workers' experiences - embedded in linguistic and communicative inequalities;
  • unregulated nature of domestic reproductive work - migrant women at the mercy of their employers;
  • language testing, in applied linguistics - linguistic challenges posed by labor migration;
  • sexualization of world and commercialization of sex;
  • expansion of sex industry and sexualization of public life - in global consumer culture;
  • Roppongi English, from Roppongi - a popular section of Tokyo, famous for nightlife entertainment;
  • circulation of gendered people and gendered discourses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • From ‘Women's Work’ to ‘Migrant Women's Work’

  • The Sexualization of the World and the Commercialization of Sex

  • Conclusion

  • References