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Language, Gender and Parenthood Online: Negotiating Motherhood in Mumsnet Talk

Mackenzie, Jai


Jai Mackenzie


Language, Gender and Parenthood Online explores the digital interactions of parents on the UK-based internet discussion forum Mumsnet Talk, a space dominated by users sharing a common identification as women, parents and mothers. Using a qualitative approach grounded in feminist poststructuralist theory, Jai Mackenzie uncovers ‘common-sense’ assumptions about gender and parenthood, explores the construction of gender and parenthood in digital contexts and how discourses of gendered parenthood are negotiated, resisted and subverted. This is key reading for students, scholars and researchers in the field of language and gender, as well as language and digital communication.

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date May 21, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 6, 2018
Publication Date Aug 6, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 23, 2019
Publisher Routledge
Pages 134
Series Title Routledge Focus on Language and Social Media
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ISBN 9781138506220
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