Untying The Tongue

Untying The Tongue

by Linda Longmire, Lisa Merrill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275973158

ISBN-13: 9780275973155

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The words and grammatical structure of a given language are the most basic building blocks of thought and communication; they reflect the ways speakers communicate with others and conceptualize themselves and their world. Since language reflects a culture's biases and inequities, a socially constructed, gendered power differential between men and women may lead each…  See more details below

Overview

The words and grammatical structure of a given language are the most basic building blocks of thought and communication; they reflect the ways speakers communicate with others and conceptualize themselves and their world. Since language reflects a culture's biases and inequities, a socially constructed, gendered power differential between men and women may lead each to have very different relationships to language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275973155
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IGender and the Word1
1Masculinist Generic Language and the U.S. Woman's Rights Movement, 1850-19205
2The French Connection: Luce Irigaray and International Research on Language and Gender13
3The Possessive, Gender, and Subjectivity25
4Chinese Sexist Language, Behavior, and Cultural Attitudes33
Pt. IIGender and the Image41
5Writing Lives and Telling Tales: Visions and Revisions43
6Reading Our Selves in The Cannibal Galaxy53
7Females and Feminism in New Yorker Cartoons65
8Basic Instinct: Does Hollywood Instinctively Marginalize Lesbians and Gays?77
Pt. IIIGender, Power, and the Media87
9Spectatorship and Complicity: Who Is the "Accused" in Popular Film Depictions of Gender and Violence?91
10Evolving Images of Women and Men: The Construction of Gender Roles on MTV103
11Teaching Theoretical Perspectives in the Gender and Communication Classroom: From Biology to Hegemony in Coach113
12Toward a Feminist Pedagogy: Using Television to Explore Gender and Communication Issues in the Classroom123
Pt. IVPower and Pedagogy139
13The Grammar of Connected Teaching143
14Voices Seldom Heard: A Descriptive Analysis of Female and Male Teachers' Positive Interactions with Young People151
15(Re)telling the Old Tales: The Emerging Voices of Women in English and Mathematics163
16Lab Coats and Little Girls: The Science Experiences of Women Majoring in Biology and Education at a Private University175
Pt. VPower and Relation at Home and at Work193
17Women and Friends in the Workplace: A Study of Coworker Relationships and the Communication Within Them197
18Case Management: Nurses and Physicians Confronting Gendered Organization211
19Communication Patterns and Decision Making: A Comparison of Third-Party Assessments and Couple Self-Reports219
Pt. VIPower and Empowerment235
20A Feminist Guide to Studying Self-Esteem in Communication239
21Enhancing Argumentativeness and Argumentative Behavior: The Influence of Gender and Training251
22Strategic Storytelling: Constructing Self through Narrative and Nautilus267
23Women's Spirituality: Attitudes, Visions, and Health281
24Postmodern Possibilities: Gender, Power, and Moral Development289
Index301
About the Contributors311

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