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Communicating gender diversity : a critical approach

Author: Victoria L DeFrancisco; Catherine Helen Palczewski
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2007.
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Covers the variety of ways in which communication of and about gender and sex enables and constrains people's intersectional identities.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria L DeFrancisco; Catherine Helen Palczewski
ISBN: 9781412925594 1412925592
OCLC Number: 273089559
Description: xvii, 325 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Foundations --
1. Developing a critical gender/sex lens --
Gender differences : a cultural obsession --
A critical vocabulary or a new lens prescription --
Intersectionality --
Communication --
Systems of hierarchy --
Putting it all together --
2. Alternative approaches to understanding gender/sex --
Biological approaches --
Chromosomes --
Hormones --
Brain development --
Rhetorical implications, historic --
Rhetorical implications, contemporary --
Psychological approaches --
Psychoanalysis --
Social learning --
Cognitive development --
Rhetorical implications, historic --
Rhetorical implications, contemporary --
Descriptive cultural approaches --
Symbolic interactionism --
Anthropology --
Two-culture theory --
Rhetorical implications, historic --
Rhetorical implications, contemporary --
Critical cultural approaches --
Standpoint theory --
Social constructionism --
Communication strategies --
Gender as performance --
Multiracial and global feminisms --
Queer theory --
Post-structuralism --
Rhetorical implications, historic --
Rhetorical implications, contemporary --
Conclusion --
3. Gendered/sexed voices --
Constructing a critical gender/sex lens --
Constructing gender/sex in communication --
Gendered conversational styles --
Cultural perceptions of gender/sex styles and speakers --
Power and talk --
Conclusion. 4. Gendered/sexed bodies --
Gender embodiment : why nonverbals matter --
Power, not sex difference --
Gender performativity --
Objectification theory --
Constructing a critical gender/sex lens --
Components of nonverbal communication --
Proxemics --
Haptics --
Eye contact --
Body movement --
Body adornment --
Facial expressions --
Nonverbal sensitivity and accuracy --
Emotional expression --
Gender as body performance --
Attractiveness --
Eating disorders --
Refusing the command performance --
Using norms against each other --
Making norms visible --
Overtly challenging norms --
Revaluing the body --
Conclusion --
5. Gendered/sexed language --
Theories explaining the power of language --
Linguistic relativity --
Terministic screens --
Framing --
Language as power --
Language can be used to oppress and subordinate --
He/man language --
Semantic derogation --
Semantic imbalance --
Semantic polarization and polar opposites --
Marked and unmarked terms --
Trivialization --
Lack of vocabulary --
The truncated passive --
The falsely universal we --
The de-verbing of woman --
People, places, and topics of silence --
Language as violence --
Language as resistance --
Talking back --
Counterpublic spheres --
Developing a new language --
Resignification --
Strategic essentialism and rhetorics of difference --
Moving over --
Verbal play --
Conclusion. pt. II. Institutions --
6. An introduction to gender in social institutions --
What is an institution? --
Institutional control and hegemony --
Gender is a social institution --
Institutionalized gendered/sexed violence --
Part preview --
7. Family --
Family as a social institution --
Interlocking institutions --
Family constructs (and constrains) gender --
Research focuses on the nuclear family --
Parent-child communication --
Adult friends and lovers --
Domestic violence --
Emancipatory families --
Conclusion --
8. Education --
Education as a social institution --
Interlocking institutions --
It's not about sex difference --
Education constructs (and constrains) gender --
Teacher and administrator interactions --
Sports --
Educational materials and curricula --
Higher education --
Gender/sex gaps --
Single-sex education --
Peer pressure --
Bullying and sexual harassment --
Sexual violence on college campuses --
Emancipatory education --
Conclusion --
9. Work --
Work as a social institution --
Interlocking institutions --
It's not about sex difference --
Work constructs (and constrains) gender --
Race, gender, and work : black women in work contexts --
Class, race, gender/sex, and work : care work --
Violence, gender/sex, and work : sexual harassment --
Work as liberation and locations of empowerment in work --
Conclusion. 10. Religion --
Religion as a social institution --
Interlocking institutions --
It's not about sex difference --
Religion constructs (and constrains) gender --
Rereading the history of women religious --
Religion constructs masculinity : muscular Christianity --
Religion as liberation and locations of empowerment in religion --
Conclusion --
11. Media --
Media as a social institution --
Media economics --
Media and power --
Media and hegemony --
Media polyvalence and oppositional readings --
Interlocking institutions --
It's not about sex difference --
Differences among women --
Similarities between women and men --
Media construct (and constrain) gender --
Media content and media effects --
The gaze(s) --
An oppositional gaze --
Media as always liberatory and constraining --
Gender is constructed and thus is always in flux --
Resecuring genders' borders : "masculinity in crisis" --
Progressive representations resecure traditional gender norms : Mr. Mom and Ellen --
New technologies replicate old gender norms --
Conclusion --
12. One last look through a critical gendered lens.
Responsibility: Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, Catherine Helen Palczewski.

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