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Written by the leading gender communication scholar, Julia Wood's text introduces students to theories, research, and pragmatic information that demonstrate the multiple and often interactive ways in which our views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. With the most up-to-date research, balanced perspectives of masculinity and femininity, a personal introduction to the field, and a conversational first-person writing style, GENDERED LIVES provides students with an engaging text that encourages them to think critically about gender and our society.
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS. Introduction: Opening the Conversation. 1. The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture. 2. Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development. 3. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's Movements in America. 4. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Men's Movements in America. 5. Gendered Nonverbal Communication. 6. Gendered Nonverbal Communication . PART TWO: GENDERED COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE. 7. Gendered Family Dynamics. 8. Gendered Close Relationships. 9. Gendered Education: Communication in School Settings. 10. Gendered Organizational Communication. 11. Gendered Media: The Influence of Media in Views of Gender. 12. Gendered Power and Violence. Epilogue: Looking Backward, Looking Forward. Glossary. References. Index.