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Contents Acknowledgments 9 A Note on Transliteration 11 Introduction: Gender, Language, and the Obituaries 13 Part I. Preliminaries Chapter 1. Obituaries across Cultures 21 1. Obituaries as Source of Information 21 2. Sampling the Obituaries 26 3. Data and Framework of Analysis 46 Chapter 2. Space and Visibility in the Obituaries 63 1. Gendering Obituary Space: Obituary Size 64 2. Population Distribution and the Sharing of Obituary Space 80 3. Women, Men, and Public Space 94 Part II. The Representation of the Deceased Statistical Analyses and Results: An Overview 109 1. Linguistic Variables by Sex 111 2. Linguistic Variables by Culture 114 3. Linguistic Variables over Time 116 Chapter 3. Naming the Deceased: Basic Identity 119 1. Name as Basic Identity 120 2. But Who Is She? 126 3. The Effect of Time 145 4. Naming and the Gendering of Obituary Space 152 Chapter 4. Acquired Identities: Titles 156 1. Titles and Occupations as Acquired Identities 156 2. Titles by Sex and Culture 161 7 8 Contents 3. Titles over Time 167 4. Social and Professional Titles 178 5. Social and Professional Titles over Time 184 6. Content Analysis of Social and Professional Titles 191 7. Conclusion 211 Chapter 5. Acquired Identities: Occupations 212 1. Occupations by Sex and Culture 214 2. Occupations over Time 216 3. Classification of Occupations by Type 230 4. Professional and Social Identities 236 Part III. The Obituaries and Beyond Chapter 6. The End of a Century: 1998 Obituaries 241 1. The Sharing of Obituary Space 242 2. Linguistic Variables and Overall Population 246 3. Actual Titles and Occupation Types 251 Chapter 7. The Search for a Model, a Connection 256 1. The World of the Obituaries 257 2. A Space-Sharing Model of the Obituary World 266 3. Obituaries as Genre 272 Epilogue 281 Appendix A: Definitions of Arabic and Persian Social Titles 285 Appendix B: Tables of Statistics 288 Appendix C: Social and Professional Titles as Applied to Women and Men 295 Appendix D: Classification of Occupations 303 Notes 307 References 319 Index 325 ...

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ISBN
9780814336557
Related ISBN
9780814327555
MARC Record
OCLC
763158708
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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