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Author Wood, Julia T.
Title Gendered lives : communication, gender, and culture / Julia T. Wood.
Published Boston, MA : Wadsworth/Cengage, 2013.
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 Reserve Desk  HQ1075 .W69 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 10th ed.
Description xxvii, 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-365) and index.
Contents Introduction : opening the conversation -- The social construction of inequality -- Feminism, feminisms -- Features of gendered lives -- Becoming aware -- Communication as the fulcrum of change -- The challenge of studying communication , gender, and culture -- pt. I. Conceptual foundations -- 1. The study of communication, gender, and culture -- Communication , gender , and culture as an area of study -- Gender in a transitional era -- Differences between women and men -- Relationships among gender, culture, and communication -- Sex -- Gender -- Beyond sex and gender -- Culture -- Communication -- Communication is a dynamic process -- Communication is systemic -- Meanings are created through human interaction with symbols -- 2. Theoretical approaches to gender development -- Biological approaches of gender -- Interpersonal theories of gender -- Psychodynamic theories of gender development -- Psychological theories of gender development -- Social learning theory -- Cognitive development theory -- Cultural theories of gender -- Anthropology -- Symbolic interactionism -- Critical theories of gender -- Standpoint theory -- Queer performative theory -- Theories working together -- 3. The rhetorical shaping of gender : women's movements in the United States -- The three waves of women's movements in the United States -- The first wave of women's movements in the United States -- The Women's Rights Movement -- The cult of domesticity -- The second wave of women's movements in the United States -- Radical feminism -- Lesbian feminism -- Separatism -- Revalorism -- Ecofeminism -- Liberal feminism -- Womanism -- Multiracial feminism -- Power feminism -- The third wave of women's movements in the United States -- Recognizing differences among women -- Building coalitions -- Engaging in everyday resistance -- Being media savvy -- Embracing aesthetics and consumerism -- Individualism -- Antifeminism : the backlash -- The first wave : The Antisuffrage Movement -- The second wave : fascinating, total woman -- The second wave : The Stop ERA Campaign -- The third wave : surrendered wives and the war against boys and men -- The contradictory claims of antifeminism -- 4. The rhetorical shaping of gender : men's movements in the United States -- Profeminist men's movements -- NOMAS -- Men's antiviolence groups -- The White Ribbon Campaign -- Mentors in violence prevention -- Masculinist men's movements -- The Men's Rights Movement -- Fathers' rights groups -- Mythopoetic men -- Promise Keepers -- The Million Man March -- 5. Gendered verbal communication -- Verbal communication expresses cultural views of gender -- Male generic language includes women -- Language defines men and women differently -- Language shapes awareness of gendered issues -- Language organizes perceptions of gender -- Language evaluates gender -- Language allows self-reflection -- Gendered styles of verbal communication -- Gendered speech communities -- The lessons of children's play -- Boys' games -- Girls' games -- Gendered communication practices -- Feminine communication -- Masculine communication -- The gender-linked language effect -- Gender-based misinterpretations in communication -- Showing support -- Troubles talk -- The point of the story -- Relationship talk -- Public speaking -- 6. Gendered nonverbal communication -- Functions of nonverbal communication -- Supplement verbal communication -- Regulate interaction -- Establish the relationship level of meaning -- Responsiveness -- Liking -- Power or control -- Forms of nonverbal communication -- Artifacts -- Proximity and personal space -- Haptics (touch) -- Kinesics (facial and body motion) -- Paralanguage -- Physical appearance -- Interpreting nonverbal behavior -- Cultural values associated with gendered nonverbal communication -- Respecting gendered styles of nonverbal communication --
pt. 2. Gendered communication in practice -- 7. Becoming gendered : the early years -- Entering a gendered society -- Self-as-object -- Monitoring -- Gendering communication in the family -- Unconscious processes : identification and internalization -- Ego boundaries -- Parental communication about gender -- Parental modeling -- The personal side of the gender drama -- Growing up masculine -- Don't be female -- Be successful -- Be aggressive -- Be sexual -- Be self-reliant -- Embody and transcend traditional views of masculinity -- Growing up feminine -- Appearance still counts -- Be sensitive and caring -- Negative treatment by others -- Be Superwoman -- There is no single meaning of feminine anymore -- Growing up outside conventional gender roles -- 8. Gendered education : communication in schools -- Gendered expectations and pressures facing students -- Academics -- Males -- Females -- Gender-stereotyped curricula -- Athletics -- Gender socialization in peer cultures -- Pressures to conform to masculinity -- Pressures to conform to femininity -- Single-sex educational programs -- Gendered expectations and pressures facing faculty -- Gendered hierarchies -- Gender bias in evaluations -- Gendered policies and expectations -- Earning tenure -- Service expectations -- 9. Gendered close relationships -- The meaning of personal relationships -- Models of personal relationships -- The male deficit model -- The alternate paths model -- Gendered styles of friendship -- Feminine friendships : closeness in dialogue -- Masculine friendships : closeness in the doing -- Friendships between women and men -- Gendered romantic relationships -- Developing romantic intimacy -- Gendered patterns in committed relationships -- Gendered modes of expressing affection -- Gendered preferences for autonomy and connection -- Gendered responsibility for relational health -- Gendered power dynamics -- 10. Gendered organizational communication -- Gendered stereotypes in the workplace -- Stereotypes of women -- Sex object -- Mother -- Child -- Iron Maiden -- Stereotypes of men -- Sturdy Oak -- Fighter -- Breadwinner -- Masculine norms in professional life -- Misperception : think manager, think male -- Misperception : communication styles don't change -- Misperception : careers must follow linear, full-time patterns -- Gendered patterns in organizations -- Formal practices -- Leave policies -- Work schedules -- Informal practices -- Unwelcoming environments for women -- The informal network -- Mentoring relationships -- Glass ceilings and walls -- Efforts to redress gendered inequity in institutions -- Equal opportunity laws -- Affirmative Action policies -- Quotas -- Goals -- Diversity training -- 11. Gendered media -- Media saturation of cultural life -- Media influences -- Gendered media use -- Tell us what's important -- Tell us what women and men are/should be -- Underrepresent women and minorities -- Portray men stereotypically -- Portray women stereotypically -- Gendered images in advertising -- Tell us how women and men relate to each other -- women's dependence / men's independence -- women's incompetence / men's authority -- Women as primary caregivers / men as breadwinners -- women as victims and sex objects / men as aggressors -- Motivate us to consume -- Implications of gendered media -- Assess ourselves unfairly -- Normalize violence against women -- 12. Gendered power and violence -- The social construction of gendered violence -- The many faces of gendered violence -- Gender intimidation -- Sexual assault -- Intimate partner violence -- Sexual harassment -- Quid pro quo -- Hostile environment -- Whose perspective counts? -- Genital surgery -- Male circumcision -- Sunna -- Excision or clitoridectomy -- Infibulation -- Gender-based murder -- The social foundations of gendered violence -- The normalization of violence in media -- The normalization of violence by institutions -- Family -- Law enforcement -- Language -- Resisting gendered violence -- Personal efforts to reduce gendered violence -- Social efforts to reduce gendered violence -- Epilogue : looking backward, looking forward -- Creating the future -- Defining masculinity and femininity -- Responding to differences -- Taking a voice.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
Subject Sex role.
Communication -- Sex differences.
Gender identity.
ISBN 9781111346485
1111346488
OCLC number 774586206