Gender and Language <p><em>Gender and Language</em> offers an international forum for research on and debates about feminist research on gender and language.<em>Gender and Language</em>&nbsp;showcases research on femininities and masculinities, on heterosexual and queer identities, on gender at the level of individual performance or perception and on gender at the level of institutions and ideologies.</p> en-US (Rodrigo Borba, Kira Hall and Mie Hiramoto) (Ailsa Parkin) Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:26:14 +0000 OJS 60 Signing off <p>.</p> Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard, Tommaso M. Milani Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Gendered politics of enmity <p>This paper analyses the role language and gender have played in the construction of animosity among various constituencies during a political crisis in Brazil. To do so, it investigates a language ideological debate about the innovative use of the letter X as a gender morpheme – an inclusive alternative against Portuguese binary grammatical gender system. The data include op-eds, blog posts, news articles and in-depth semi-structured interviews with stakeholders in the debate. The analyses track the emergence of competing metadiscursive and metapragmatic regimes about grammar, gender and politics. On a macro-sociological level, this language ideological work helps shape politics of enmity which characterise the current state of democracy in Brazil and elsewhere. However, it also points to the emergence of situated counterdiscourses of solidarity which help individuals face an otherwise debilitating social context.</p> Rodrigo Borba Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:47:55 +0000 ‘Bitch I’m back, by popular demand’ <p>This paper explores the gender order and heteronormativity as salient ideologicalstructures affecting identity construction and agency in a study abroadcontext. Drawing on a multi-layered case study of Hugo (a French universityexchange student in New Zealand), I examine interactional and ethnographicdata to shine light on processes involved in negotiating sexuality and genderidentities in both the host and home contexts. Specifically, the analysis allowsinsights into the development of agency within changing structural environmentsduring and after study abroad, and makes the case for a recognitionof the force of ideological constraints. At the same time, I show that 'seeds ofagency', sparked by a destabilisation of habitus, are planted in the study abroadcontext and argue that crossing borders can be the impetus for a liberatingontological excavation of what might be possible.</p> Shelley Dawson Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:58:51 +0000 ‘What are you doing here, I thought you had a kid now?’ The stigmatisation of working mothers in academia <p><br>The last decade has seen an increase of scholarly work within the social sciences critiquing neoliberal processes of our academic institutions. Much of this work has focused on metrics, paradoxes and politics. Few studies centre on the effects of these processes for women only and where they do exist, they are primarily located within the fields of critical geography, sociology and feminist studies. In this paper, I argue that as scholars of language, we are lagging behind and it is high time to address the demands of our taxing institutions and international workplaces with regard to the implications and consequences they have for women and, more specifically, early-career female researchers who would like to combine motherhood with an academic career. I argue that we need to be seriously attuned to the effects and ramifications of motherhood and academia with the aim of correcting existing gendered biases, which requires an investment on the part of all stakeholders if change is to take place. As such, this work has personal, political and epistemological motivations and implications. By focusing primarily on women and my own personal experiences through autoethnography, this essay is concerned with knowledge production that deviates from masculine and heteronormative accounts within the academy. In these ways, this article contributes to recent work in the social sciences that has been influenced by the ‘emotional turn’ in order to ‘find ways to exist in a world that is diminishing’.</p> Kellie Gonçalves Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:09:07 +0000 <i>Discourses of Ageing and Gender: The Impact of Public and Private Voices on the Identity of Ageing Women</i> by Clare Anderson <p><em>Discourses of Ageing and Gender: The Impact of Public and Private Voices on the Identity of Ageing Women </em>by Clare Anderson (2019) Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 275pp.</p> Yanli Jia Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:16:11 +0000 <i>Women through Anti-proverbs</i> by Anna T. Litovkina <p><em>Women through Anti-proverbs</em> by Anna T. Litovkina (2019) Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 211pp.</p> Chunrong Wang Copyright (c) 2019 Equinox Publishing Ltd. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:25:37 +0000