Robles2017b

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Robles2017b
BibType ARTICLE
Key Robles2017b
Author(s) Jessica S Robles, Anastacia Kurylo
Title ‘Let’s have the men clean up’: Interpersonally communicated stereotypes as a resource for resisting gender-role prescribed activities
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Tag(s) EMCA, CA, Gender, Stereotype, Categories, Accounts, Complaints, Directives, Household labor, Membership Categorization Device
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Year 2017
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Journal Discourse Studies
Volume 19
Number 6
Pages 673-693
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DOI 10.1177/1461445617727184
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Abstract

This article 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 US household interactions and present 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.

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