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Gendered lives : communication, gender, and culture

Author: Julia T Wood
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Introducing students to theories, research, and pragmatic information, this text demonstrates the multiple, often interactive, ways in which gender images of masculinity and femininity are shaped  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia T Wood
ISBN: 0534562590 9780534562595
OCLC Number: 39182563
Description: xxii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Conceptual foundations: the study of communication, gender, and culture; communication, gender and culture as an area of study; the meaning of gender in a transitional era; relationships among gender, culture, and communication; discussion questions; theoretical approaches to gender development; theories in everyday life; theoretical approaches to gender; discussion questions; the rhetorical shaping of gender - women's, men's, and gender movements in America; women's movements; men's movements; other movements focused on gender; discussion questions; gendered verbal communication; the nature of human communication; verbal communication expresses cultural views of gender; gendered interaction - masculine and feminine styles of verbal communication; discussion questions; gendered nonverbal communication; functions of nonverbal communication; forms of nonverbal communication; implications of gendered nonverbal communication; discussion questions. Part two Gendered communication in practice; gendered family dynamics; entering a gendered society; gendering communication in the family; the personal side of the gender drama; discussion questions; gendered close relationships; the meaning of personal relationships; gendered friendships; gendered romantic relationships; discussion questions; gendered education - communication in school settings; the organization of schools; curricular content; educational processes; discussion questions; gendered organizational communication; institutional stereotypes of women and men; stereotypes of professional communication; gendered communication systems in organizations; efforts to redress gendered inequity in institutions; discussion questions; gendered media - the influence of media in views of gender; the prevalence of media in cultural life; themes in media; bias in news coverage; implications of media representations of gender; discussion questions; gendered power and violence; the social construction of gendered violence; the many faces of gendered violence; social foundations of gendered violence; resisting gendered violence - where do we go from here?; discussion questions; epilogue - looking backward, looking forward; the cultural construction and reconstruction of gender; looking backward, looking forward; creating the future.
Responsibility: Julia T. Wood.


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