This chapter explores issues of power and subjectivity through data collected of a family interacting while playing a game. I will use linguistic analysis, read through a feminist poststructuralist framework, to tell a story about how discourses impact on each other. My aim is to highlight the negotiations for positions of power which exist within this family. The family in the study is my family and I am the mother of that family. Therefore, it could be suggested that I write with what feminists Thorne and Yalom refer to as ‘the actual voice of mothers' (1982: 12). However, I acknowledge that there can be no one voice which could speak ...
‘It's a Game!’: The Construction of Gendered Subjectivity
‘It's a game!’: The construction of gendered subjectivity