Discursive categories and desire: feminists negotiating relationships

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White, Christine 1997. Discursive categories and desire: feminists negotiating relationships. in: Routledge.
AuthorsWhite, Christine
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This original and intriguing collection explores the pressures exerted upon language in the expression of romantic and sexual desire. Simultaneously, it reveals the ways in which language itself exerts its own constraints on the subject's capacity to express desire. The contributors, while using the approaches and methods of empirical linguistics, engage directly with issues of relevance in gender studies and cultural studies. They examine and probe: * language used to mediate romantic and sexual desire * language used by the media to represent intimacy and desire * attitudes and assumptions about romantic and sexual desire embodied in English * implications for the construction of romantic and sexual identity

This original and intriguing collection explores the pressures exerted upon language in the expression of romantic and sexual desire. Simultaneously, it reveals the ways in which language itself exerts its own constraints on the subject's capacity to express desire.

The contributors, while using the approaches and methods of empirical linguistics, engage directly with issues of relevance in gender studies and cultural studies. They examine and probe:

* language used to mediate romantic and sexual desire

* language used by the media to represent intimacy and desire

* attitudes and assumptions about romantic and sexual desire embodied in English

* implications for the construction of romantic and sexual identity

KeywordsFeminism; Linguistics; Gender studies
Year1997
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN0415136911
9781138142701
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621186
hdl:10545/621186
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Publication dates1997
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ContributorsLoughborough University
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