Gender in Applied Communication Contexts

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Overview

Gender in Applied Communication Contexts explores the intersection and integration of feminist theory as applied to four important areas: organizational communication, health communication, family communication, and instructional communication. This collection of readings links theoretical insights and contributions to pragmatic ways of improving the lives of women and men in a variety of professional and personal situations.

Gender in Applied Communication Contexts is recommended for upper-division and graduate-level courses in gender and communication, feminist theory, organizational communication, health communication, instructional communication, and applied communication. This anthology is also recommended as a research resource for scholars in Women’s Studies, Family Studies, and Business and Management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761928645
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrice M. Buzzanell (Ph.D., Purdue University) returned to her alma mater as a professor in the Department of Communication at Purdue University where she earned her Ph.D. in organizational communication. Her research interests center on feminist organizational communication theorizing and the construction of gendered workplace identities, interactions, and structures, particularly as they relate to career processes and outcomes. She has published in Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and other communication journals and edited books. For her edited book, Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (SAGE, 2000), she received the Central States Communication Association’s Theory Book Award in 2002. She also earned the W. Charles Redding Dissertation from the International Communication Association in 1988, and received some top paper awards. In addition to editing Management Communication Quarterly, she has served as chairperson of the Organizational Communication Division of ICA, secretary of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, as President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, and as a current editorial board member for eight journals and a handbook. For this and other work, she was awarded the Outstanding Member Award from her ICA division and the Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Interpersonal Communication at Ohio University.

Helen Sterk (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Director of the Gender Studies Minor at Calvin College. She was appointed to Calvin College's William Spoelhof Teacher Scholar Chair in 1997. Dr. Sterk has written widely on rhetoric, feminism, gender, and popular culture and has co-authored or co-edited several books, including her most recent collaboration, Who's Having This Baby? Perspectives on Birthing (Michigan State University Press, 2002), as well as Differences That Make a Difference (edited with Lynn Turner; Bergin & Garvey, 1994) and Constructing and Reconstructing Gender (edited with Linda A. M. Perry and Lynn Turner; State University of New York Press, 1992). Her work has been published in journals, such as the Western Journal of Communication and the Journal of Communication, and in edited collections, such as Evaluating Women’s Health Messages: A Resourcebook (SAGE, 1996) and In My Father’s House: Rhetoric and Religion in the Post-Modern South (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming). She currently serves on three editorial boards. She also has served as President for the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender and the Religious Communication Association, as Chapter President for the American Association of University Professors, and as a member of the state executive board for the AAUP (Michigan).

Lynn H. Turner (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Communication at Marquette University. Her research areas of interest include interpersonal, gendered, and family communication. She is the co-author or co-editor of over 10 books as well as several articles and book chapters (many with Rich West). Lynn has served in a number of different positions: Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Communication at Marquette University; President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG), President of Central States Communication Association (CSCA), and Chair of the Family Communication Division for the National Communication Association. In her free time, Lynn delights in babysitting for her grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - William F. Eadie
Introduction: Challenging Commonsense - Patrice M. Buzzanell, Helen Sterk, and Lynn H. Turner
Part I: Organizing Gender
Ch 1. When They Know Who We Are: The National Women's Music Festival Comes to Ball State University! - Marcy Meyer and Laura Shue O'Hara
Ch 2. Revisiting Sexual Harassment in Academe: Using Feminist Ethical and Sensemaking Approaches for Analyzing Macrodiscourses and Micropractices of Sexual Harassment. - Patrice M. Buzzanell
Ch 3. Women, Men, and Changing Organizations: An Organizational Culture Examination of Gendered Experiences of Telecommuting. - Annika Hylmö
Ch 4. Commentary: Feminist Scholarship - Connie Bullis
Part II: Gendering Health
Ch 5. Women Cancer Survivors: Making Meaning of Chronic Illness, Disability, and Alternative Medical Practices. - Laura L. Ellingson
Ch 6. The Defining of Menopause - Kelly Quintanilla, Nada Frazier Cano, and Diana K. Ivy
Ch 7. Consuming Breasts: Our Breasts, Our Selves - Patty Sotirin
Ch. 8. Reframing Communication During Gynecological Exams: A Feminist Virtue Ethic of Care Perspective. - Maria Brann and Marifran Mattson
Ch 9. Commentary: Communication and Women's Health - Gary L. Kreps
Part III: Constructing Pedagogy
Ch. 10 Metaphor in the Classroom: Reframing Traditional and Alternative Uses of Language for Feminist Transformation. - Patrice M. Buzzanell
Ch 11. From Transgression to Transformation: Negotiating the Opportunities and Tensions of Engaged Pedagogy in the Feminist Organizational Communication Classroom - Marcy Meyer
Ch 12. Body Shape(ing) Discourse: Bakhtinian Intertextuality as a Tool for Studying Discourse And Relationships. - Terri L. Russ
Ch 13. Aggression in Intercultural Encounters: Reports by Male and Female Youth in an Ethnically Diverse School District. - Marjorie A. Jaasma
Ch 14. Commentary: Feminist Classrooms - Rich West
Part IV: Empowering Family
Ch 15. Entrepreneurial Mothers' Balance of Work and Family: Discursive Constructions of Time, Mothering, and Identity. - Paige Edley
Ch 16 Playground or Training Ground?: The Function of Talk in African American and European American Mother-Adolescent Daughter Dyads. - Barbara A. Penington and Lynn H. Turner
Ch 17 Masculinities and Violence Among Intimates: Stories About Male Abusers and Intervention Strategies. - Jenn Fink and Charles Tucker
Ch 18 Commentary: The Pastiche of Gender and Family Communication - Kathleen Galvin
Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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