Allyson Jule, PhD, is Professor of Education and Dean of Education at Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada, as well as being one of the founding directors of the university’s Gender Studies Institute. She has written numerous books on a variety of topics, including gender and language, gender and education as well as gender and religion. She was awarded the National 3M Teaching Fellowship for excellence in university teaching in 2016. She is also the past president of Canada’s Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF) Association.
Speaking Up: Understanding Language and Gender
From slut-shaming to the allegedly shrill voices of female politicians, from vocal fry to online misogyny, the language women use (and the language used about them) is as controversial as it has ever been.
Our language use and our gender have an enormous impact on the way we understand ourselves and the world around us, and the way we are treated by society. Using the latest academic research, Allyson Jule tackles some of the most pressing issues facing feminism today, including how language use and related ideas about gender play out in the home, workplace and online.
It turns out that many popular ideas about gender and language are more complicated than they first appear. This book will change the way you think about language, and give you the tools to challenge the world around you.
While popular culture may be experiencing a kind of backlash against feminism resulting in a ‘Not this again!’ response at the mention of ‘gender,’ Dr. Allyson Jule, academic and author of Sh-shushing the Girls, believes that despite battle weariness over the ‘gender wars’ the sheer weight of evidence that gender is a powerful variable in the classroom necessitates that it be understood in as many ways as possible and better debated among educators, parents and students alike.
She has written extensively on the topic of gender and education as well as gender and religion in her books and in many academic journals. She is also involved in the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA). See www.igala.org, the Oxford Education Society and maintains her connections to the International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.
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