Men and Women in Interaction: Reconsidering the Differences / Edition 1

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Overview

For many years the dominant focus in gender relations has been the differences between men and women. Authors such as Deborah Tannen (^IYou Just Don't Understand^R) and John Gray
(^IMen are from Mars, Women are from Venus^R) have argued that there are deep-seated and enduring differences between male and female personalities, styles, even languages. Elizabeth Aries sees the issue as more complex and dependent on several variables, among them the person's status, role, goals, conversational partners, and the characteristics of the situational context. Aries discusses why we emphasize the differences between the sexes, the ways in which these are exaggerated, and how we may be perpetuating the very stereotypes we wish to abandon. For psychologists and researchers of gender and communication, this book will illuminate recent studies in gender relations. For general readers it will offer a stimulating counterpoint to prevailing views.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195103588
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author


Elizabeth Aries received her B.A. at the University of Michigan and her M.A. and Ph. D. at Harvard. She spent two years as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and has been Professor of Psychology at Amherst College since 1975. She has also written numerous papers on gender and communication.

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Table of Contents

1 The Elusive Truth About Women and Men 3
2 Task and Expressive Roles in Groups 24
3 Dominance and Leadership in Groups 45
4 The Function and Patterning of Interruptions in Conversation 79
5 Language Use and Conversation Management 102
6 The Content of Conversation 147
7 Gender Stereotypes and the Perception and Evaluation of Participants in Interaction 163
8 Conclusions, Explanations, and Implications 189
Notes 215
References 241
Author Index 269
Subject Index 279
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