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How Gender Shapes the World (Paperback) Loot Price: R736
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How Gender Shapes the World (Paperback): Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

How Gender Shapes the World (Paperback)

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

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This is a book about the multi-faceted notion of gender. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, and spheres of responsibilities. The way gender is articulated shapes the world of individuals, and of the societies they live in. Gender has three faces: Linguistic Gender-the original sense of 'gender'-is a feature of many languages and reflects the division of nouns into grammatical classes or genders (feminine, masculine,This is a book about the multi-faceted notion of gender. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, and spheres of responsibilities. The way gender is articulated shapes the world of individuals, and of the societies they live in. Gender has three faces: Linguistic Gender-the original sense of 'gender'-is a feature of many languages and reflects the division of nouns into grammatical classes or genders (feminine, masculine, neuter, and so on); Natural Gender, or sex, refers to the division of animates into males and females; and Social Gender reflects the social implications and norms of being a man or a woman (or perhaps something else). Women and men may talk and behave differently, depending on conventions within the societies they live in, and their role in language maintenance can also vary. The book focuses on how gender in its many guises is reflected in human languages, how it features in myths and metaphors, and the role it plays in human cognition. Examples are drawn from all over the world, with a special focus on Aikhenvald's extensive fieldwork in Amazonia and New Guinea.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2018
Authors: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (Distinguished Professor and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre)
Dimensions: 233 x 163 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-882615-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Semantics (meaning) > Pragmatics
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
LSN: 0-19-882615-X
Barcode: 9780198826156

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