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    Gender in Applied Communication Contexts

    ISBN-10: 0761928650
    ISBN-13: 9780761928652
    Author(s): Patrice M. Buzzanell, Helen M. Sterk, Lynn H. Turner
    Description: Gender in Applied Communication Contexts explores the intersection and integration of feminist theory as applied to four important areas: organizational communication, health communication, family communication, and instructional communication.  More...
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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 400
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
    Weight: 1.408
    Language: English

    Gender in Applied Communication Contexts explores the intersection and integration of feminist theory as applied to four important areas: organizational communication, health communication, family communication, and instructional communication. This collection of readings links theoretical insights and contributions to pragmatic ways of improving the lives of women and men in a variety of professional and personal situations.nbsp;nbsp; Features of this text include: Extensive use of narrative. The situations the authors describe in these chapters are those confronted by students, scholars, and family members and friends in daily life: telecommuting, work/life balance, sexual harassment, cancer, disability, AIDS, verbal and nonverbal communication applications in learning. Applied communication approach: The text applies feminist theory to analysis and construction of realistic interventions for achieving greater workplace equity, enhanced health outcomes for women, and more inclusive and thought-provoking classroom (and training workshop) practices. Strong framing pedagogy. In each Part introduction, top scholars in that area discuss what is theoretically and pragmatically significant about the Part and how the ideas in the chapters might be extended. Original, cutting-edge academic work. All of the chapters in this text are original theoretical contributions that have not been published elsewhere, giving students access to the most contemporary thinking and research in the field. nbsp; While this text spans the diverse landscape of communication contexts, the central theme of feminist theory praxis makes it appropriate for a number of different courses. Gender in Applied Communication Contexts is recommended for upper-division and graduate-level courses in gender and communication, feminist theory, organizational communication, health communication, instructional communication, and applied communication. This anthology is also recommended as a research resource for scholars in Womens Studies, Family Studies, and Business and Management. nbsp;

    Patrice M. Buzzanell (Ph.D., Purdue University) returned to her alma mater as a professor in the Department of Communication at Purdue University where she earned her Ph.D. in organizational communication. Her research interests center on feminist organizational communication theorizing and the construction of gendered workplace identities, interactions, and structures, particularly as they relate to career processes and outcomes. She has published in Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and other communication journals and edited books. For her edited book, Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (SAGE, 2000), she received the Central States Communication Association's Theory Book Award in 2002. She also earned the W. Charles Redding Dissertation from the International Communication Association in 1988, and received some top paper awards. In addition to editing Management Communication Quarterly, she has served as chairperson of the Organizational Communication Division of ICA, secretary of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, as President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, and as a current editorial board member for eight journals and a handbook. For this and other work, she was awarded the Outstanding Member Award from her ICA division and the Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Interpersonal Communication at Ohio University.

    Lynn H. Turner teaches in the College of Communication at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1989. She is the author of several journal articles, books, and book chapters focused on communication studies. She is the recipient of the Marquette University College of Communication Research Award (1998), the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender's Outstanding Book Award (1997) and Outstanding Article Award (2000). She is guest editor (with Richard West) for a special issue of the Journal of Family Communication and she serves on the editorial board of several communication journals. She is the Vice-President of Central States Communication Association and Past-President of the Family Division of the National Communication Association. Her current research interests include family communication, gendered communication, and communication and relationships.

    Foreword
    Introduction: Challenging Commonsense
    Organizing Gender
    When They Know Who We Are: The National Women's Music Festival Comes to Ball State University!
    Revisiting Sexual Harassment in Academe: Using Feminist Ethical and Sensemaking Approaches for Analyzing Macrodiscourses and Micropractices of Sexual Harassment
    Women, Men, and Changing Organizations: An Organizational Culture Examination of Gendered Experiences of Telecommuting
    Commentary: Feminist Scholarship
    Gendering Health
    Women Cancer Survivors: Making Meaning of Chronic Illness, Disability, and Alternative Medical Practices
    The Defining of Menopause
    Consuming Breasts: Our Breasts, Our Selves
    Reframing Communication During Gynecological Exams: A Feminist Virtue Ethic of Care Perspective
    Commentary: Communication and Women's Health
    Constructing Pedagogy
    Metaphor in the Classroom: Reframing Traditional and Alternative Uses of Language for Feminist Transformation
    From Transgression to Transformation: Negotiating the Opportunities and Tensions of Engaged Pedagogy in the Feminist Organizational Communication Classroom
    Body Shape(ing) Discourse: Bakhtinian Intertextuality as a Tool for Studying Discourse And Relationships
    Aggression in Intercultural Encounters: Reports by Male and Female Youth in an Ethnically Diverse School District
    Commentary: Feminist Classrooms
    Empowering Family
    Entrepreneurial Mothers' Balance of Work and Family: Discursive Constructions of Time, Mothering, and Identity
    Playground or Training Ground?: The Function of Talk in African American and European American Mother-Adolescent Daughter Dyads
    Masculinities and Violence Among Intimates: Stories About Male Abusers and Intervention Strategies
    Commentary: The Pastiche of Gender and Family Communication
    Index
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors

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