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Gendered lives : communication, gender, and culture

Author: Julia T Wood
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth/Cengage, 2011.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia T Wood
ISBN: 9781111346485 1111346488
OCLC Number: 774586206
Description: xxvii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : opening the conversation --
The social construction of inequality --
Feminism, feminisms --
Becoming aware --
Communication as the fulcrum of change --
The challenge of studying communication, gender, and culture --
pt. I. Conceptual foundations --
1. The study of communication, gender, and culture --
Communication, gender, and culture as an area of study --
Gender in a transitional era --
Differences between women and men --
Relationships among gender, culture, and communication --
Sex --
Gender --
Beyond sex and gender --
Culture --
Communication --
Communication is a dynamic process --
Communication is systemic --
Meanings are created through human interaction with symbols --
2. Theoretical approaches to gender development --
Biological approaches of gender --
Interpersonal theories of gender --
Psychodynamic theories of gender development --
Psychological theories of gender development --
Social learning theory --
Cognitive development theory --
Cultural theories of gender --
Anthropology --
Symbolic interactionism --
Critical theories of gender --
Standpoint theory --
Queer performative theory --
Theories working together --
3. The rhetorical shaping of gender : women's movements in the United States --
The three waves of women's movements in the United States --
The first wave of women's movements in the United States --
The Women's Rights Movement --
The cult of domesticity --
The second wave of women's movements in the United States --
Radical feminism --
Lesbian feminism --
Separatism --
Revalorism --
Ecofeminism --
Liberal feminism --
Womanism --
Multiracial feminism --
Power feminism --
The third wave of women's movements in the United States --
Recognizing differences among women --
Building coalitions --
Engaging in everyday resistance --
Being media savvy --
Embracing aesthetics and consumerism --
Individualism --
Antifeminism : the backlash --
The first wave : The Antisuffrage Movement --
The second wave : fascinating, total woman --
The second wave : The Stop ERA Campaign --
The third wave : surrendered wives and the war against boys and men --
The contradictory claims of antifeminism --
4. The rhetorical shaping of gender : men's movements in the United States --
Profeminist men's movements --
NOMAS --
Men's antiviolence groups --
The White Ribbon Campaign --
Mentors in violence prevention --
Masculinist men's movements --
The Men's Rights Movement --
Fathers' rights groups --
Mythopoetic men --
Promise Keepers --
The Million Man March --
5. Gendered verbal communication --
Verbal communication expresses cultural views of gender --
Male generic language includes women --
Language defines men and women differently --
Language shapes awareness of gendered issues --
Language organizes perceptions of gender --
Language evaluates gender --
Language allows self-reflection --
Gendered styles of verbal communication --
Gendered speech communities --
The lessons of children's play --
Boys' games --
Girls' games --
Gendered communication practices --
Feminine communication --
Masculine communication --
The gender-linked language effect --
Gender-based misinterpretations in communication --
Showing support --
Troubles talk --
The point of the story --
Relationship talk --
Public speaking --
6. Gendered nonverbal communication --
Functions of nonverbal communication --
Supplement verbal communication --
Regulate interaction --
Establish the relationship level of meaning --
Responsiveness --
Liking --
Power or control --
Forms of nonverbal communication --
Artifacts --
Proximity and personal space --
Haptics (touch) --
Kinesics (facial and body motion) --
Paralanguage --
Physical appearance --
Interpreting nonverbal behavior --
Cultural values associated with gendered nonverbal communication --
Respecting gendered styles of nonverbal communication. pt. 2. Gendered communication in practice --
7. Becoming gendered : the early years --
Entering a gendered society --
Self-as-object --
Monitoring --
Gendering communication in the family --
Unconscious processes : identification and internalization --
Ego boundaries --
Parental communication about gender --
Parental modeling --
The personal side of the gender drama --
Growing up masculine --
Don't be female --
Be successful --
Be aggressive --
Be sexual --
Be self-reliant --
Embody and transcend traditional views of masculinity --
Growing up feminine --
Appearance still counts --
Be sensitive and caring --
Negative treatment by others --
Be Superwoman --
There is no single meaning of feminine anymore --
Growing up outside conventional gender roles --
8. Gendered education : communication in schools --
Gendered expectations and pressures facing students --
Academics --
Males --
Females --
Gender-stereotyped curricula --
Athletics --
Gender socialization in peer cultures --
Pressures to conform to masculinity --
Pressures to conform to femininity --
Single-sex educational programs --
Gendered expectations and pressures facing faculty --
Gendered hierarchies --
Gender bias in evaluations --
Gendered policies and expectations --
Earning tenure --
Service expectations --
9. Gendered close relationships --
The meaning of personal relationships --
Models of personal relationships --
The male deficit model --
The alternate paths model --
Gendered styles of friendship --
Feminine friendships : closeness in dialogue --
Masculine friendships : closeness in the doing --
Friendships between women and men --
Gendered romantic relationships --
Developing romantic intimacy --
Gendered patterns in committed relationships --
Gendered modes of expressing affection --
Gendered preferences for autonomy and connection --
Gendered responsibility for relational health --
Gendered power dynamics --
10. Gendered organizational communication --
Gendered stereotypes in the workplace --
Stereotypes of women --
Sex object --
Mother --
Child --
Iron Maiden --
Stereotypes of men --
Sturdy Oak --
Fighter --
Breadwinner --
Masculine norms in professional life --
Misperception : think manager, think male --
Misperception : communication styles don't change --
Misperception : careers must follow linear, full-time patterns --
Gendered patterns in organizations --
Formal practices --
Leave policies --
Work schedules --
Informal practices --
Unwelcoming environments for women --
The informal network --
Mentoring relationships --
Glass ceilings and walls --
Efforts to redress gendered inequity in institutions --
Equal opportunity laws --
Affirmative Action policies --
Quotas --
Goals --
Diversity training --
11. Gendered media --
Media saturation of cultural life --
Media influences --
Gendered media use --
Tell us what's important --
Tell us what women and men are/should be --
Underrepresent women and minorities --
Portray men stereotypically --
Portray women stereotypically --
Gendered images in advertising --
Tell us how women and men relate to each other --
women's dependence / men's independence --
women's incompetence / men's authority --
Women as primary caregivers / men as breadwinners --
women as victims and sex objects / men as aggressors --
Motivate us to consume --
Implications of gendered media --
Assess ourselves unfairly --
Normalize violence against women --
12. Gendered power and violence --
The social construction of gendered violence --
The many faces of gendered violence --
Gender intimidation --
Sexual assault --
Intimate partner violence --
Sexual harassment --
Quid pro quo --
Hostile environment --
Whose perspective counts? --
Genital surgery --
Male circumcision --
Sunna --
Excision or clitoridectomy --
Infibulation --
Gender-based murder --
The social foundations of gendered violence --
The normalization of violence in media --
The normalization of violence by institutions --
Family --
Law enforcement --
Language --
Resisting gendered violence --
Personal efforts to reduce gendered violence --
Social efforts to reduce gendered violence --
Epilogue : looking backward, looking forward --
Creating the future --
Defining masculinity and femininity --
Responding to differences --
Taking a voice.
Responsibility: Julia T. Wood.
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