[For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange]
Vaughan, Genevieve, Kome, Penny, Herizons
Gender is actually an economic identity," asserts Genevieve Vaughan, but to her, gender is also a linguistic identity and the two are intertwined.
In For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange, she writes, "What happens in the distinction of gender is that the aspects of language which involve giving and giving-way are identified as the behaviour of biological females, while the aspects of substitution and categorization are assigned to males. These two roles eventually develop into dis-empowered nurturing on the one hand and domination/exchange on the other."
Vaughan's basic thesis is that child caring and the teaching of language to children are the basis of women's …
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Publication information: Article title: [For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange]. Contributors: Vaughan, Genevieve - Author, Kome, Penny - Author. Magazine title: Herizons. Volume: 12. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 1999. Page number: 43. © 2008 Herizons Magazine, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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