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Readings in Gender Communication (04 Edition)by Philip M. Backlund
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READINGS IN GENDER COMMUNICATION is a compilation of studies, stories, analyses, and personal testimonies contributed by communication, gender, psychology, and sociology scholars and students. The reader is designed as a supplemental text for a gender communication course with primary emphasis given to demonstrating how gender theory is applicable to students' lives.
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS. You've come a long way baby, or have you? A Self-Test. Johnston, Brendel, and Ivy, Diana K., Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi. There's a Rainbow in my Closet: On the Importance of Developing a Common Language for Sex and Gender, Perry, Linda, University of San Diego and Deborah Ballard-Reisch, University of Nevada, Reno. What I learned as a student in gender communication. Four brief papers by former students in our courses. Poem: Why I'm not a Lady, Kleinman, Sherryl . Part II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES. Development of Fluid Gender Identity: Addressing a Controversial Issue, Basu, Jayanti, University of Calcutta. Gender, Culture, and Power: Three Theoretical Views, Malin, Brent, St. Olaf College. Take the helm, man the ship...and I forgot my bikini! Unraveling Why Woman Is Not Considered a Verb. Palczewski, Catherine, University of Northern Iowa. Old Maid of Honor, McQueeney, Krista (student submission). Part III: SOCIAL CHANGE. Sending Signals: Visions of Women in World War II Propaganda Posters, Hoyt, Marguerite, Johns Hopkins University. Biker Chicks: Are they becoming women motorcyclists? Ranney, Arthur L., University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Gender and Communication in Cyberspace, Hansen, Susan, Murdoch University. Will things ever get better? Deeb-Sossa, Natalia (student submission). Part IV: VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. Urban Music: Gendered Language in Rapping, Natalle, Elizabeth J., University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Reading Tattoos: Women, Men, and Body Sign, Cummings, William, University of South Florida. Playing the Part of a Woman. Duke, Josie (student submission). Part V: PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Constructing Myths to Manage Romantic Challenge in Cross Sex Friendships, Harvey, Vickie, California State University, Stanislaus. Pride and Prejudice: A Feminist Cinderella Story, Nunn, Darcy. Relationship Stagnation: Does Calling it Quits Have to Be So Painful? Amason, Patricia, and Jenkins, Charon, University of Arkansas. Perceived Parental Communication, Gender, and Young Adults' self-esteem: Male, Female, and Universal Path Models, Webb, Lynne, et. Al., University of Arkansas. Emergency Dress, Kleinman, Sherryl. Part VI: EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTS. Excluding Gender: A Case Study in Organizational Conflict, Caven, Margaret, California State University, Long Beach. Gendered Authors, Gendered Learning, MacCormack, Patricia, Anglia Polytechnic University. Nonverbal Communication, Your Appearance, Traditional Stereotypes: A Fashion Alert, Quintanilla, Kelly, Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi. Assigning Responsibility for Workplace Behavior: Sexual Harassment as a Form of Organizational Communication, Ranney, Frances J. Wayne State University. Bullies on the Adult Playground, Duke, Josie (student submission). Part VII: MEDIA INFLUENCES ON GENDER COMMUNICATION. On the Internet, Everyone Worries you're a Dog: The Gender Expectations and Beauty Ideals of Online Personals and Text-Based Chat, White, Michele, Wellesley College. Creating Support and Solving Problems in Online Support Groups: Toward a Context-Based Perspective of Gender Differences in Communication Styles, Walstrom, Mary, University of Illinois. Lions, Tigers and Little Girls: Representations of Gender Roles in Power Rangers: Wild Force, Borchert, Mark, Carson-Newman College.
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