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The Gender Communication Connection offers an interactive approach to the course, enabling students to experience firsthand how gender communication affects their lives daily. Strong end-of-chapter pedagogy includes special sections which strengthen students' critical-thinking skills by prompting them to discuss, reflect upon, write about, or explore online a variety of gender topics and issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205555161
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Approaching the Study of Gender Communication

I. Foundations of Gender Communication

1. Studying Gender Communication

Thinking About Our Gendered World: Where Would You Like to Go from Here?

Conceptual and Perceptual Foundations

Communication and Gender: Which Is the Catalyst?

Communication and Gender Interact

More Principles of Gendered Communication

Reassessing Gender and Communication: Goals and Assumptions, Questions and Quandaries

2. Developing Gender Roles and Identities

The "I" of the Beholder

The Development of Self-Concept

Reassessing Gender and Identity: Exploring Alternative Self-Orientations

3. Verbal Styles of Gendered Expression

Language in Our Lives

Words Used About and by the Sexes: Can We Move Beyond Stereotypes?

The Language of Conversation: How We Speak

Gender-Based Misinterpretations: What Really Happens When Men and Women Talk to Each Other?

Reassessing Gender and Language

4. Nonverbal Styles of Gendered Expression

The Purposes Served by Nonverbal Messages

Gendered Nonverbal Expressiveness and Assessment

Exploring Nonverbal Cues from aA Gender Perspective

Reassessing Gendered Nonverbal Communication

5. Gendered Perception and Listening Styles

The Perception Process and Gender: Selection, Organization, Interpretation, and Response

The Listening Styles of Men and Women

Reassessing Gender, Perception, and Listening

Looking Back at Part I

II. Gender's Role in Creating and Maintaining Personal Relationships

6. Gender Communication and Friendships

Yes, No, or Maybe: Are the Friendships of Males and Females Different?

The Nature of Friendship

A Closer Look at Same-Sex Friendships

A Closer Look at Mixed-Sex Friendships

The Effects of Male and Female Roles and Social Opportunities on Friendship

7. Gender Communication and Romance

Gender and the Romantic Relationship

The Ten-Step Model of Romantic Relationships

Romantic Relationships: The Influence of Gender on Decisions and Tensions

Reassessing Romantic Relationships and Gender

8. Gender Communication and Family

The Family: A Gendered-Person Factory

The Family System: Gender in Action

The Family as Theme Factory

The Family as Gender-Maker

Reassessing Gender and Family Matters

Looking Back at Part II

III. Gender Communication in Context

9. Gender Communication in the Classroom

The Education and Gender Communication Challenge

Gender Communication in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Curriculum Matters: In the Class and on the Field

Administratively Speaking: Who's in Charge in the Schools?

10. Gender Communication and the Workplace

The Socialization of Gendered Workers

Gender Bias and the Job Interview

Diversification of the Organization

Gender Role Bias

Women and Men at Work: Handling Relationships

Women and Men at Work: Hurdling Barriers to Advancement

Leading the Way: The Leadership and Management Styles of Men and Women

Gender, the Dot-Com World, and the Virtual Organization

Reassessing Gender and Work Matters

11. Gender Communication and Health

Health and Gender: Is It a Matter of Difference?

Mind over Matter: Healthwise Men and Women

Gender Ideals Impact Health

Intimacy Impacts Health

Gendered Violence and Gendered Fear

Experiencing and Expressing Feelings: Exploring Gendered Differences

Reassessing Gender and Health

12. Gender Communication, Sociology, and the Law

The Law and Gender Equity

Sexual Harassment, Rape, Violence, and the Law

Gender and the Practice of Law: Exploring the Perceptions of Judges and Juries

The Law, Divorce, and Parental Rights

Reassessing Gender and the Law

Looking Back at Part III

IV. Issues and Challenges in Gender Communication

13. Gender and the Mass Media

Media Gendering

We Learn About Gender from Advertising

We Learn About Gender from Television Programming

Changing Television Roles for Men and Women

Television Programming's Gendering Effects on Children

We Learn About Gender from Sports Media Coverage

Sports Media Coverage of Women's Athletes and Women's Sporting Events

A Case Study: The 1999 Women's World Cup of Soccer

We Learn About Gender from The Print Media

We Learn About Gender from Film

We Learn About Gender from Music and Music Videos

Reassessing Gender and Media

14. Gender, Conflict, Power, and Violence

Exploring Partner Violence

Gender and Conflict

Gender and Power

Gender Intimidation and Violence

Reassessing Gender, Conflict, Power, and Violence: The Need to Denormalize Violence

15. Gender, Social Movements, and Politics: Women's Movements, Men's Movements

Women's Movements

Men's Movements

Reassessing Women's and Men's Movements

Looking Back at Part IV

Epilogue: Reconsidering Gender: Where Do We Go from Here?

Participating in Continuing Conversations About Gender: Revealing Voices

Online-Only Chapter: Gender and Technology

Appendix: Conducting Research in Gender Communication


A Researcher's View: Negating Norms

Literary Insight: Where to Start?

Making Sense of Published Research Studies and Findings

Conducting Your Own Research: It's Your Turn

Developing an Original Research Question: Asking a Question of Your Own

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