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Abstract

Abstract

This article analyses interview data to explore how participants negotiated discourses of (hetero)sexism in relation to the controversial pop song Our previous work, based on questionnaire data, interrogated interpretations of (Handforth, Paterson, Coffey-Glover & Mills 2017) and showed how participants drew on discourses of sexism in their responses. Several participants experienced significant conflict in their interpretations, and here we focus on these more complex interpretations, considering the “small stories” (Bamberg & Georgakopoulou 2008) identified in follow-up interviews with participants. Individual narratives acted as mechanisms through which participants linked to wider issues such as rape culture, drawing parallels between these and their own lives. Following research in queer linguistics (King 2014Leap 2014Motschenbacher 2010) our use of thematic analysis, corpus linguistic tools and narrative analysis highlights the various subject positions that participants negotiated in their storytelling, and how these positions both echoed and challenged normative understandings of gender and sexuality.

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