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How Gender Shapes the World (Hardcover) (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, 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.
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51504651
UPC: 9780198723752
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2545
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