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作者 Zerubavel, Eviatar, author
書名 Taken for granted : the remarkable power of the unremarkable / Eviatar Zerubavel
出版項 Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2018]
©2018
國際標準書號 9780691177366 (hardcover)
0691177368 (hardcover)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  P299.M35 Z47 2018    在架上    30520020862091
說明 xii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-131) and indexes
The marked and the unmarked -- Semiotic asymmetry -- Social variations on a theme -- The politics of normality -- Semiotic subversion -- Language and cultural change
Why is the term "openly gay" so widely used but "openly straight" is not? What are the unspoken assumptions behind terms like "male nurse," "working mom," and "white trash"? Offering a revealing and provocative look at the word choices we make every day without even realizing it, Taken for Granted exposes the subtly encoded ways we talk about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social status, and more. In this engaging and insightful book, Eviatar Zerubavel describes how the words we use - such as when we mark "the best female basketball player" but leave her male counterpart unmarked-provide telling clues about the things many of us take for granted. By marking "women's history" or "Black History Month," we are also reinforcing the apparent normality of the history of white men. When we mark something as being special or somehow noticeable, that which goes unmarked-such as maleness, whiteness, straightness, and able-bodiedness-is assumed to be ordinary by default. Zerubavel shows how this tacit normalizing of certain identities, practices, and ideas helps to maintain their cultural dominance-including the power to dictate what others take for granted. A little book about a very big idea, Taken for Granted draws our attention to what we implicitly assume to be normal-and in the process unsettles the very notion of normality
主題 Markedness (Linguistics)
Semantics
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation. bisacsh
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax. bisacsh
Markedness (Linguistics) fast (OCoLC)fst01010136
Semantics. fast (OCoLC)fst01112079
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