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Ladies, Gentlemen and Guys: The Gender Politics of Politeness

Authors
  • Pelden, Sonam
  • Boyd, Elizabeth Reid
  • Grobbelaar, Madalena
  • Adusei-Asante, Kwadwo
  • Hopkins, Lucy
Publication Date
Feb 15, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

, it also offers an opportunity for a deeper discussion about civility as part of a broader conversation that is gaining impetus in the Western world. Politeness is personal and political. Whilst evidence for a comeback of the gentleman is limited, we critically consider the re-emergence of the lady as reflecting a deeper desire for applied sexual and social ethics. Such gender ethics have global, social and cultural ramifications that we ought not to underestimate. The desire for a culture of civility is gaining momentum as we are increasingly confronted with the violent consequences of a culture without it.

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