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This accessible book looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on examples that range from personal ads to phone sex, sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault trials, this work provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality. Using a broad definition of "sexuality," it encompasses not only issues surrounding sexual orientation and identity, but also questions about the discursive construction of sexuality and the verbal expression of erotic desire.

Synopsis:

Provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality.

About the Author

Deborah Cameron is Professor of Languages at the Institute of Education, University of London. She is the author of numerous books, including Feminism and Linguistic Theory (1992), Verbal Hygiene (1995) and Good to Talk (2000).Don Kulick is Professor of Anthropology at New York University. His published works include Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction (1992), Taboo (1995, with Margaret Willson) and Travesti (1998). He is co-editor of the journals Ethnos and GLQ.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Making connection; 2. Talking sex and thinking sex: the linguistic and discursive construction of sexuality; 3. What has gender got to do with sex? Language, heterosexuality and heteronormativity; 4. Sexuality as identity: gay and lesbian language; 5. Looking beyond identity: language and desire; 6. Language and sexuality: theory, research and politics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521804332
Author:
Kulick, Don
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Cameron, Deborah
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.22x6.14x.66 in. .91 lbs.

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