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ERIC Number: EJ889454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Language, Interaction, and Inequality: A Teaching Exercise for the Sociological Classroom
Mallinson, Christine
Teaching Sociology, v37 n3 p301-308 Jul 2009
The purpose of this paper is to describe an original active learning exercise that incorporates both referential and constructivist perspectives on the role of language in the social world. The exercise encourages students to view language as both a vehicle for transmitting sociologically-relevant content (e.g., attitudes, perspectives, justifications) as well as a vehicle through which actors construct social relations and social locations in ways that reflect and maintain social inequalities. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A