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Gender in Communication: A Critical Introduction / Edition 3

Gender in Communication: A Critical Introduction / Edition 3

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506358451
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/22/2018
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 546,403
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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

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 Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 Developing a Critical Gender/Sex Lens
Systemic Gendered Violence
Chapter 2 Theories of Gender/Sex
Biological Theories
Psychological Theories
Critical/Cultural Theories
Applying Gender Theory: Some Useful Criteria
Chapter 3 Gendered/Sexed Voices
Conversation Work
Identity Work
Relationship Work
Chapter 4 Gendered/Sexed Bodies
Body Politics
Disciplining Gendered Bodies
Refusing the Command Performance
Chapter 5 Gendered/Sexed Language
The Power of Language
Language Can Be Used to Oppress and Subordinate
Language as Resistance
Chapter 6 An Introduction to Gender in Social Institutions
Prejudice Versus Institutionalized Discrimination
Institutional Control
Institutionalized Gendered/Sexed Violence
Chapter 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
Chapter 8 Education
The Politics of Knowledge
Gendered Expectations and Interpersonal Communication
Emancipatory Education
Chapter 9 Work
Pay Equity and Job Segregation
Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
Work as Liberation and Locations of Empowerment
Chapter 10 Religion
Why Study Religion, Gender, and Communication?
Religion and Gender/Sex Roles
Religion and Sexuality
Religion as Liberation and Locations of Empowerment
Chapter 11 Media
Defining Media and How They Function
The Gaze(s)
Who Is Represented in Media
How People Are Represented
Chapter 12 One Last Look Through a Critical Gendered Lens
About the Authors

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