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# Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2000 d:/3socio/4-3/cameron.3d ± 29/6/0 ± 21:6 ± disk/mp STYLING THE WORKER 343 have described will become `de-gendered', associated in the popular imagination
less with the supposed dispositions of a particular social group (women), and
more with a social domain in which individuals play a particular social role
(customer service). I do not of course suggest that the de-gendering of a
particular style would put an end to the linguistic construction of gender in
any form. For as long as gender remains a salient social category, linguistic
behaviour will doubtless continue to be one site for its production and
reproduction. But the meaning of `gender' is not ®xed for all time, and there
is no reason either to suppose that its linguistic instantiations must remain
forever the same.
Globalization is changing, or has the potential to change, many of the social
realities that preoccupy social scientists, among them `class', `ethnicity',
`nation', `gender', `work' and indeed `language'. These developments are as
signi®cant for sociolinguistics as for any other...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2014 for the course ANTHRO 33 taught by Professor Wertheim during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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