Gendered Lives / Edition 10

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Overview

Written by leading gender communication scholar Julia T. Wood, GENDERED LIVES, 10th Edition introduces you to theories, research, and pragmatic information, demonstrating the multiple and often interactive ways that 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, this engaging text encourages you to think critically about gender and our society.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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This text introduces undergraduates to the ways in which gender images of masculinity and femininity affect communication and the way we live. It reviews theories and research on relationships among gender, culture, and communication, overviews the history of women's and men's movements in the US, and examines gendered verbal and nonverbal communication. Gendered communication is examined in the family, schools, close relationships, organizations, and the media. This fifth edition contains expanded material on gender in non- Western culture and technology in communication. Wood teaches humanities and communication studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"I really enjoy the way the book is structured. It is easy for the students to follow and understand and is updated on a regular enough basis so that the examples are relevant."

"The book provides a balanced review of the basic perspectives on gender and communication. The practical explanation of the research is excellent. The book provides a nice way to look at the practical application of how communication influences various aspects of students' lives."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111346485
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 250,465
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships and on gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. She has published 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the United States. She has received 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Table of Contents

1. The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture. 2. Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development. 3. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's Movements in the United States. 4. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Men's Movements in the United States. 5. Gendered Verbal Communication. 6. Gendered Nonverbal Communication. 7. Becoming Gendered: The Early Years. 8. Gendered Education: Communication in Schools. 9. Gendered Close Relationships. 10. Gendered Organizational Communication. 11. Gendered Media. 12. Gendered Power and Violence.

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