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Gendered Lives / Edition 11

Gendered Lives / Edition 11

by Julia T. WoodJulia T. Wood
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Written by the leading gender communication scholar, this text introduces students to theories, research, and pragmatic information that demonstrate the multiple, often interactive ways in which gender images of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture.

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ISBN-13: 2901285075937
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About 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 as well as 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. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Opening the Conversation1
The Social Construction of Inequality2
Becoming Aware6
Why I Wrote This Book8
Communication as the Fulcrum of Change10
The Challenge of Studying Communication, Gender, and Culture11
Discussion Questions11
Part IConceptual Foundations
Chapter 1The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture13
Communication, Gender, and Culture as an Area of Study13
The Meaning of Gender in a Transitional Era15
Relationships Among Gender, Culture, and Communication18
Discussion Questions35
Chapter 2Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development37
Theoretical Approaches to Gender38
Discussion questions58
Chapter 3The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's, Men's, and Gender Movements in America60
Women's Movements61
The Third Wave of Women's Movements in the United States80
Men's Movements83
Other Movements Focused on Gender95
Discussion Questions100
Chapter 4Gendered Verbal Communication102
The Nature of Human Communication103
Verbal Communication Expresses Cultural Views of Gender103
Gendered Interaction: Masculine and Feminine Styles of Verbal Communication115
Discussion Questions129
Chapter 5Gendered Nonverbal Communication130
Functions of Nonverbal Communication131
Forms of Nonverbal Communication135
Implications of Gendered Nonverbal Communication148
Discussion Questions152
Part IIGendered Communication in Practice
Chapter 6Gendered Family Dynamics153
Entering A Gendered Society154
Gendering Communication in the Family155
The Personal Side of the Gender Drama167
Discussion Questions179
Chapter 7Gendered Close Relationships181
The Meaning of Personal Relationships182
Gendered Friendships185
Gendered Romantic Relationships192
Discussion Questions204
Chapter 8Gendered Education: Communication in Schools206
The Organization of Schools208
Curricular Content213
Educational Processes216
Discussion Questions224
Chapter 9Gendered Organizational Communication226
Institutional Stereotypes of Women and Men227
Misunderstandings of Professional Communication236
Gendered Communication Systems in Organizations242
Efforts to Redress Gendered Inequity in Institutions250
Discussion Questions258
Chapter 10Gendered Media261
The Prevalence of Media in Cultural Life262
Themes in Media263
Bias in News Coverage279
Implications of Media Representations of Gender283
Discussion Questions291
Chapter 11Gendered Power and Violence293
The Social Construction of Gendered Violence294
The Many Faces of Gendered Violence295
Social Foundations of Gendered Violence313
Resisting Gendered Violence: Where Do We Go from Here?319
Discussion Questions323
Epilogue: Looking Backward, Looking Forward325
The Cultural Construction and Reconstruction of Gender325
Looking Backward, Looking Forward326
Creating the Future335
Discussion Questions339

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