Governed by the rules? The female voice in parliamentary debates

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Shaw, S. 2006. Governed by the rules? The female voice in parliamentary debates. in: Baxter, J. (ed.) Speaking out: the female voice in public contexts Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 81-102
Chapter titleGoverned by the rules? The female voice in parliamentary debates
AuthorsShaw, S.
Abstract

[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] Speaking Out is the first wideranging collection to focus on the female voice in public contexts. Despite an ever-growing role in public life, many women even in the Western developed world still struggle to gain access to the public arena, and once there, to gain recognition and respect for their effectiveness as speakers. The contributors to this volume show how female speech is often received and evaluated quite differently from the speech of men, whether within government and politics, law, the church, education, the business world, or the media. The book is written with passion by a stellar group of scholars in language and gender from around the English-speaking world, offering students a broad theoretical and contextual canvas. They consider both the barriers and the opportunities encountered by women seeking to gain recognition in the public sphere on the basis of 'the way they speak'.

Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
Page range81-102
Book titleSpeaking out: the female voice in public contexts
EditorsBaxter, J.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationBasingstoke
ISBN
Hardcover9781403994080
Publication dates
Print10 Feb 2006
Publication process dates
Deposited04 May 2010
Output statusPublished
Additional information

Hardback ISBN: 9781403994073 (published 16 Dec 2005)

Web address (URL)http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=271424
LanguageEnglish
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