'A group of lads, Innit?' : Performances of Laddish Masculinity in British Higher Education.
Gender and spoken interaction.
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 115-138.
||This chapter is part of a collection of studies that look at how spoken interaction accomplishes and reflects gender as a dimension of identity. The data come from a larger ethnographically oriented case study looking at language and identity on an academic writing programme at a university in London for undergraduate students from widening participation backgrounds. All the students were from lingustic minority communities. The data presented here come from field notes in the classroom and audio recordings of spoken interaction during group work in the classroom. I combine different data sources (linguistic and non-linguistic), categories (participant and analyst) and levels of analysis (micro and macro) to explore the way in which laddish masculinity is negotiated in the spoken interaction. This is innovative as there is very little research with students in HE settings that has a) collected data in the classroom as the 'natural' setting b) looked at how gender is performed at the micro level of spoken interaction in the classroom. Its significance lies in a) considering laddish masculinity as a phenomenon in higher education b) considering the attraction of laddishness in HE, particularly as a way of resisting stigmatised institutional positioning c) thinking about the implications for the ways in which HEIs provide language support for non-traditional university students from linguistic minority communities. In terms of rigour, the data were collected over a period of two years, the spoken interaction was transcribed in a thorough and systematic fashion following conventions in sociolinguistics and a fine grained discourse analysis has been undertaken This document has been closed because the permission of the publisher has not been verified.
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