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Title: “Let’s have the men clean up”: Interpersonally-communicated stereotypes as a resource for resisting gender-role prescribed activities
Authors: Robles, Jessica
Kurylo, Anastacia
Keywords: Membership categorization device
Gender
Stereotype
Accounts
Directives
Complaints
Household labor
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE © The Authors
Citation: ROBLES, J. and KURYLO, A., 2017. “Let’s have the men clean up”: Interpersonally-communicated stereotypes as a resource for resisting gender-role prescribed activities. Discourse Studies, 19(6), pp.673-693.
Abstract: This paper examines a productive use of communicating gender stereotypes in interpersonal conversation: to resist activities traditionally prescribed according to gender. The analyses video-taped naturally-occurring U.S. household interactions and presents three techniques participants may deploy to contest gender expectations: mobilizing categories, motivating alignment, and reframing action. We show how gender is an accountable category in relation to household labor, and how gender categories provide a resource by which participants can non-seriously solicit and resist participation in domestic gender-prescribed activities. Our analysis provides some insight into how participants use gender stereotypes in everyday talk and what functions such talk serves.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Discourse Studies and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445617727184.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1461445617727184
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24894
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445617727184
ISSN: 1461-4456
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