ANTB21 Tutorial : 22.10.2013
Marked category: female
Language: the ways of communication and how it is used
Gender: social construct. Social roles: dance (f) – activities, physical sports
(g) – attributes
Behaviors girls: caring, gentle, kind, calm, fragile. Boys: no emotion
Gender stereotypes “how masculine sperm was” rowdy, aggressive, active.
Emily Martin: even the way that we think about sex or try to tell a story
about reproduction, these gender stereotypes still exists within language
which builds the reality.
Judith Butler – talks about how gender is performative. It allows us to think
about the language the way people talk and shape the gender identities.-
various ways in which it is expressed. Through language you’re actively
producing gender and various effects + variabilities of gender.
Women tend to say I’m sorry more frequently than men – expressing
concern, many learned element of conversation. Ritual apologies. Men
apologize differently – status and exchanges. Many of them avoid it due to the
fear of feeling down. – gender performativity.
The power of talk, Debrah Tannen **
How is gender indexed through language? Indexicality- not so much about
pointing so much about the meaning, it co