Gender in Communication: A Critical Introduction embraces the full range of diverse gender identities and expressions to explore how gender influences communication, as well as how communication shapes our concepts of gender for the individual and for society. This comprehensive gender communication book is the first to extensively address the roles of religion, the gendered body, single-sex education, an institutional analysis of gender construction, social construction theory, and more. Throughout the book, you are equipped with critical analysis tools you can use to form your own conclusions about the ever-changing processes of gender in communication.
New to the Third Edition:
- Current examples in the chapter openers illustrate how a critical gendered lens is necessary and useful by discussing recent events, such as Jon Stewart’s critique of the outcry over a J. Crew ad, reactions to Serena Williams’s body, photos of a young boy who likes to wear dresses, and the use of Photoshop to create thigh gaps.
- Updated chapters on voices, work, education, and family reflect major shifts in the state of knowledge.
- Expanded sections on trans and gender non-conforming identities reflect changes in language. All other chapters have been updated with new examples, new concepts, and new research.
- More than 500 new sources have been integrated throughout, and new sections on debates over bathroom bills, intensive mothering, humor, swearing, and Title IX have been added.
- “His” and “her” pronouns have been replaced with “they” in most cases, even if the reference is singular, in an effort to be more inclusive.
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About the Author
Catherine Helen Palczewski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Communication Studies, past Director of Debate, and affiliate faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She teaches courses in the rhetoric of social protest, argumentation, gender, and political communication. She is a past editor of Argumentation and Advocacy and director of the 2013 AFA/NCA Biennial Conference on Argumentation held in Alta, Utah.
Victoria Pruin De Francisco, Ph D, is a professor of communication studies and affiliate faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She studies and teaches courses in gender, intercultural, and interpersonal communication. Victoria is married and has stepchildren and grandchildren who call her Nana and remind her every day why she wrote this book.
Danielle Dick Mc Geough, Ph D, is an assistant professor of communication studies and affiliate faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa. Her teaching and research interests explore how performance is and can be used for collaborative problem solving, community building, and social justice work. Her father taught her compassion, and her mom taught her to believe in people’s ability to change.
Table of Contents
Preface Events Informing the Third Edition Why Studying Gender in Communication Is Important Core Principles Organization of the Book New to This Edition Individual Acknowledgments Social AcknowledgmentsPART I: FOUNDATIONSChapter 1 Developing a Critical Gender/Sex Lens Intersectionality Communication Systemic Gendered Violence ConclusionChapter 2 Theories of Gender/Sex Biological Theories Psychological Theories Critical/Cultural Theories Applying Gender Theory: Some Useful Criteria ConclusionChapter 3 Gendered/Sexed Voices Conversation Work Identity Work Relationship Work ConclusionChapter 4 Gendered/Sexed Bodies Body Politics Disciplining Gendered Bodies Refusing the Command Performance ConclusionChapter 5 Gendered/Sexed Language The Power of Language Language Can Be Used to Oppress and Subordinate Language as Resistance ConclusionPART II: INSTITUTIONSChapter 6 An Introduction to Gender in Social Institutions Prejudice Versus Institutionalized Discrimination Institutional Control Institutionalized Gendered/Sexed Violence PreviewChapter 7 Families Defining Family and Gender/Sex Roles The Nuclear Family The State of Families Doing and Undoing Motherhood Communicating in Families (Un)Doing Family ConclusionChapter 8 Education The Politics of Knowledge Gendered Expectations and Interpersonal Communication Emancipatory Education ConclusionChapter 9 Work Pay Equity and Job Segregation Sex Discrimination in the Workplace Work as Liberation and Locations of Empowerment ConclusionChapter 10 Religion Why Study Religion, Gender, and Communication? Religion and Gender/Sex Roles Religion and Sexuality Religion as Liberation and Locations of Empowerment ConclusionChapter 11 Media Defining Media and How They Function The Gaze(s) Who Is Represented in Media How People Are Represented ConclusionChapter 12 One Last Look Through a Critical Gendered LensReferencesIndexAbout the Authors