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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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"Communicating Gender Diversity: A Critical Approach examines the variety of ways in which communication of and about gender enables and constrains people's intersectional identities. Authors Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco and Catherine Helen Palczewski place an emphasis on how communication facilitates how people do gender. Operating from a gender diversity perspective, Communicating Gender Diversity explores how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006103537
(OCoLC)77573195
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria L DeFrancisco; Catherine Helen Palczewski
ISBN: 9781483329284 1483329283
OCLC Number: 1079400373
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 325 pages ): illustrations.
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 and Catherine Helen Palczewski.
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