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Speaking Out
The Female Voice in Public Contexts
Edited by Judith Baxter
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
16 Dec 2005
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10 Feb 2006
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Speaking Out is the first wideranging collection to focus on the female voice in public contexts. Despite an ever-growing role in public life, many women even in the Western developed world still struggle to gain access to the public arena, and once there, to gain recognition and respect for their effectiveness as speakers. The contributors to this volume show how female speech is often received and evaluated quite differently from the speech of men, whether within government and politics, law, the church, education, the business world, or the media. The book is written with passion by a stellar group of scholars in language and gender from around the English-speaking world, offering students a broad theoretical and contextual canvas. They consider both the barriers and the opportunities encountered by women seeking to gain recognition in the public sphere on the basis of 'the way they speak'.


Description

Speaking Out is the first wideranging collection to focus on the female voice in public contexts. Despite an ever-growing role in public life, many women even in the Western developed world still struggle to gain access to the public arena, and once there, to gain recognition and respect for their effectiveness as speakers. The contributors to this volume show how female speech is often received and evaluated quite differently from the speech of men, whether within government and politics, law, the church, education, the business world, or the media. The book is written with passion by a stellar group of scholars in language and gender from around the English-speaking world, offering students a broad theoretical and contextual canvas. They consider both the barriers and the opportunities encountered by women seeking to gain recognition in the public sphere on the basis of 'the way they speak'.


Reviews

'I appreciate the breadth of contexts studied, from media, politics, work settings, religion courtrooms and classrooms. I believe they constitute a solid coverage that potentially make the book a classic, bridging a broad spectrum of evidence that will be very useful both to advanced undergraduate and to graduate students and to researchers...There is no other text that does similar work...very exciting and satisfying.' - Victoria Bergvall, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Michigan Technological University, USA


Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; J.Baxter
PART 1: THEORISING THE FEMALE VOICE IN PUBLIC CONTEXTS
Theorising the Female Voice in Public Contexts; D.Cameron
Gaining a Public Voice: An Historical Perspective on American Women's Speech in Public Contexts; J.M.Bean
Constructing Gender in Public Arguments: The Female Voice as Emotional Voice; L.Litosseliti
PART 2: RESEARCHING THE FEMALE VOICE IN PUBLIC CONTEXTS
Gender and Performance Anxiety at Academic Conferences; S.Mills
Governed by the Rules?: The Female Voice in Parliamentary Debates; S.Shaw
Silence as Morality: Lecturing at a Theology College; A.Julé
Gender and the Genre of the Broadcast Political Interview; C.Walsh
Trial Discourse and Judicial Decision-making: Constraining the Boundaries of Gendered Identities; S.Ehrlich
'Do we have to agree with her?' How High School Girls Negotiate Leadership in Public Contexts; J.Baxter
Positioning the Female Voice within Work and Family; S.Kendall
Culture, Voice and the Public Sphere: A Critical Analysis of the Female Voices on Sexuality in Indigenous South African Society; P.Hanong
'They say it's a man's world, but you can't prove it by me': African-American Comediennes' Construction of Voice in the Public Space; D.Troutman
Effective Leadership in New Zealand Workplaces: Balancing Gender and Role; M.Marra, S.Schnurr & J.Holmes
Index


Authors

JUDITH BAXTER is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Aston University, UK. Her research interests are in the fields of gender and language, discourse analysis, classroom language, leadership language, identity and feminist post-structuralism. She is the author of Positioning Gender in Discourse: A Feminist Methodology (Palgrave, 2003), and The Language of Female Leadership (Palgrave 2010). She recently won an ESRC grant to research the subject of gender and leadership discourse.