Jones - Gossip Categories


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Gossip Categories part 1

House Talk

  • the exchange of information and resources connected with the female role as an occupation


  • a considered judging of the behaviour of others, and women in particular
  • usually made in terms of the domestic morality, of which women have been appointed guardians


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Gossip Categories part 2


  • the overt expression of women's anger at their restricted role and inferior status
  • they express this in private and to other women only
  • the women who ***** are not expecting change; they want only to make their complaints in an environment where their anger will be understood and expected


  • the most intimate form of gossip
  • a mutual self-disclosure, a transaction where women use to their own advantage the skills they have learnt as part of their job of nurturing others


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