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The Resource The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?, Deborah Cameron

The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?, Deborah Cameron

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The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?
Title
The myth of Mars and Venus
Title remainder
do men and women really speak different languages?
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cameron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Counter Popular assumptions about gender and communication--famously summed up in the title of the massively influential 1992 bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus--can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences in many spheres of life, from attitudes to the phenomenon of "date-rape" to expectations of achievement at school, and potential discrimination in the work-place. In this wide-ranging and thoroughly readable book, Deborah Cameron, Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University and author of a number of leading texts in the field of language and gender studies, draws on over 30 years of scientific research to explain what we really know and to demonstrate how this is often very different from the accounts we are familiar with from recent popular writing. Ambitious in scope and exceptionally accessible, The Myth of Mars and Venus tells it like it is: widely accepted attitudes from the past and from other cultures are at heart related to assumptions about language and the place of men and women in society; and there is as much similarity and variation within each gender as between men and women, often associated with social roles and relationships. The author goes on to consider the influence of Darwinian theories of natural selection and the notion that girls and boys are socialized during childhood into different ways of using language, before addressing problems of "miscommunication" surrounding, for example, sex and consent to sex, and women's relative lack of success in work and politics. Arguing that what linguistic differences there are between men and women are driven by the need to construct and project personal meaning and identity, Cameron concludes that we have an urgent need to think about gender in more complex ways than the prevailing myths and stereotypes allow
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cameron, Deborah
Dewey number
306.44
Index
index present
LC call number
P120.S48
LC item number
C352 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?, Deborah Cameron
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and why they matter -- A time and a place: putting myths in context -- Partial truths: why difference is not the whole story -- Worlds apart? Mars and Venus in childhood and adolescence -- Cross-purposes: the myth of male-female misunderstanding -- Back to nature: brains, genes, and evolution -- Public speaking: Mars and Venus in politics and the workplace -- Doing what comes culturally : gender, identity, and style -- Beyond Mars and Venus?
Control code
ocn231883606
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780199550999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o231883606
  • (OCoLC)231883606
Label
The myth of Mars and Venus : do men and women really speak different languages?, Deborah Cameron
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and why they matter -- A time and a place: putting myths in context -- Partial truths: why difference is not the whole story -- Worlds apart? Mars and Venus in childhood and adolescence -- Cross-purposes: the myth of male-female misunderstanding -- Back to nature: brains, genes, and evolution -- Public speaking: Mars and Venus in politics and the workplace -- Doing what comes culturally : gender, identity, and style -- Beyond Mars and Venus?
Control code
ocn231883606
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780199550999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o231883606
  • (OCoLC)231883606

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