A feminist study of language and its rules argues that men have shaped it in order to instill their own prejudices and viewpoints on society, and shows how male-slanted language affects all women's lives.
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One of the great classics of the women's movement, 'Man made language' opened our eyes to the myriad ways in which the rules and uses of language promote a male, and so inherently partial, view of the world.
Spender also argues that since language is crucial to human-ness, it is through the patriarchal language that much of women's subordination is structured and maintained.
Often imitated, never replaced, 'Man Made Language' has become a cornerstone of modern feminist thought.
'A clever, lively and entertaining book. I have to admit she has a point.'
PHILIP HOWARD, 'The Times'
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110044407661
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0044407661
Book Description Harpercollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0044407661 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0010654