Differences That Make A Difference

Differences That Make A Difference

by Helen M Sterk, Lynn H. Turner
     
 

Joining the debate on gender differences, this book presents a cross-section of current research in communication, language, and gender studies. The first part presents studies that ask how women and men differ on a range of communication variables and suggest reasons for these differences. The second part offers a variety of critiques of masculine cultural

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Joining the debate on gender differences, this book presents a cross-section of current research in communication, language, and gender studies. The first part presents studies that ask how women and men differ on a range of communication variables and suggest reasons for these differences. The second part offers a variety of critiques of masculine cultural hegemony. The third part envisions how gender differences may be reconceptualized in order to open key cultural institutions to honor both women and men. Taken as a whole, the chapters inform one another in a creative, dialectical tension. Examining what researchers mean by gender differences and values implicit in the term is critical to understanding current trends in gender studies.

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Essays from varying points of view reflects the current state of communication, language, and gender research. Subjects include the origins of gender-linked language differences, developmental differences in MBA students, TV character identification and occupational aspirations among adolescents, constructing a postmodernist ethic, and gender, communication, and community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897893879
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/21/1994
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

LYNN H. TURNER is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Marquette University. She has coauthored Gender and Communication (1991), and has written numerous articles for scholarly and popular press on gender and communication.

HELEN M. STERK is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Marquette University. She has coauthored After Eden: Meeting The Challenge of Gender Reconciliation (1987) along with numerous articles for the scholarly and popular press on gender and communication. Together, they have coedited Constructing and Reconstructing Gender (1992) with Linda Perry.

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