Gendered Lives Communication, Gender, and Culture

ISBN-10: 0495006548
ISBN-13: 9780495006541
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Julia T. Wood
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List price: $154.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Written by the leading gender communication scholar, Julia Wood's text introduces students to theories, research, and pragmatic information that demonstrate the multiple and often interactive ways in which our views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. With the most up-to-date research, balanced perspectives of masculinity and femininity, a personal introduction to the field, and a conversational first-person writing style, GENDERED LIVES provides students with an engaging text that encourages them to think critically about gender and our society.

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 and on 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. She has published 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the United States. She has received 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.

Preface
Introduction: Opening the Conversation
The Social Construction of Inequality
Feminism-Feminisms
Features of Gendered Lives
Becoming Aware
Why I Wrote This Book
Changes in This Edition
Communication as the Fulcrum of Change
The Challenge of Studying Communication, Gender, and Culture
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Conceptual Foundations
The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture
Communication, Gender, and Culture as an Area of Study
Expanded Knowledge of Gender, Communication, and Culture
The Value of Studying Communication, Gender, and Culture
The Meaning of Gender in a Transitional Era
Confusing Attitudes
Differences Between Women and Men
Relationships Among Gender, Culture, and Communication
Sex
Gender
Culture
Communication
Communication is a dynamic process
Communication is systemic
Communication has two levels of meaning
Meanings are created through human interaction with symbols
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development
Theoretical Approaches to Gender
Biological Theories 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
Standpoint Theory
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's Movements in America
The Three Waves of Women's Movements in America
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
Remaking Solidarity to Incorporate Differences among Women
Building Coalitions
Integrating Theory into Everyday Practices
The Political Is Personal
Celebrating Girl Culture
Antifeminism: The Backlash
The First Wave: The Antisuffrage Movement
The Second Wave: Fascinating, Total Women
The Second Wave: The STOP ERA Campaign
The Third Wave: Surrendered Wives and the War against Boys and Men
The Contradictory Claims of Antifeminism
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Men's Movements in America
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
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Gendered Verbal Communication
Verbal Communication Expresses Cultural Views of Gender
Male Generic Language Excludes Women
Language Defines Men and Women Differently
Language Shapes Awareness
Language Organizes Perceptions of Gender
Language Evaluates Gender
Language Allows Self-Reflection
Gendered Interaction: Masculine and Feminine Styles of Verbal Communication
Gendered Speech Communities
The Lessons of Children's Play
Boys' games
Girls' games
Gendered Communication Practices
Feminine speech
Masculine speech
Gender-Based Misinterpretations in Communication
Showing support
"Troubles talk"
The point of the story
Relationship talk
Public speaking
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Gendered Nonverbal Communication
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
To Supplement Verbal Communication
To Regulate Interaction
To 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
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Gendered Communication in Practice
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
Growing Up Feminine
Growing Up Outside Conventional Gender Roles
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Gendered Close Relationships
The Meaning of Personal Relationships
Models of Personal Relationships
The male deficit model
The alternate paths model
Gendered Styles of Friendship
Women's Friendships: Closeness in Dialogue
Men's 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
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
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
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
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
Think Manager-Think Male
Communication Styles Don't Change
Men and Women Can't Work Together
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 and Goals
Quotas
Goals
Diversity Training
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Gendered Media
Media Saturation of Cultural Life
Gendered Themes in Media
Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities
Portrayals of Men and Women
Portrayals of men
Portrayals of women
Images of Relationships between Men and Women
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
Gendered Messages in Advertising
Bias in News Coverage
Implications of Media Representations of Gender
Fostering Unrealistic and Limited Gender Ideals
Pathologizing the Human Body
Normalizing Violence toward Women
Is Censorship the Answer?
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
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
Counseling
Language
Resisting Gendered Violence: Where Do We Go from Here?
Personal Efforts to Reduce Gendered Violence
Social Efforts to Reduce Gendered Violence
Summary
Key Terms
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Research, Analysis, and Action
Epilogue: Looking Backward, Looking Forward
Creating the Future
Defining Masculinity and Femininity
Responding to Differences
Taking a Voice
Building on Ideas and Information in This Chapter
Reflection and Discussion
Glossary
References
Index

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