In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insights into the study of language and gender for those new to the subject. Students will gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical perspectives on gender and language in the workplace, media, school, religion and domestic settings. Updates to the 2nd edition include discussion of: language and rape culture; LGBTQ terminology; language and social media; gaming; eco-feminism; and language, gender and Islam. The book is an ideal introductory text for courses specifically focused on language and gender, as well as those where an understanding of these issues would be helpful. Written in an engaging and reader-friendly style, with study questions, suggestions for further reading and a glossary, this book is the ideal starting point for students wishing to understand how language and gender interact in the modern world.
A Beginner’s Guide to Language and Gender is a comprehensive, nuanced and accessible guide to the most important issues in language and gender. In this second edition, which covers everything from gendered toilet spaces to technology, from violence on campus to sexuality, Jule writes with elegant clarity and clear expertise, connecting research to reality in a seamless whole.
- Annabelle Mooney, University of Roehampton, UK
The second edition of Allyson Jule’s A Beginner’s Guide to Language and Gender is an excellent introduction to the field. Sophisticated in its concepts, while being very clear in its writing, it is as comprehensive as an introductory text can be. And it is thoroughly up-to-date, including coverage of new technology, sexuality, and transgenderism.
- Jane Sunderland, Lancaster University, UK
Allyson Jule is Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute, Trinity Western University, Canada. She is President of Canada’s Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Association. Her research focuses on language and gender, and gender and education.