Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Part One: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS. Introduction: Opening the Conversation. 1. The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture. 2. Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development. 3. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's Movements in America. 4. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Men's Movements in America. 5. Gendered Verbal Communication. 6. Gendered Nonverbal Communication. Part Two: GENDERED COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE. 7. Becoming Gendered: The Early Years. 8. Gendered Close Relationships. 9. Gendered Education: Communication in Schools. 10. Gendered Organizational Communication. 11. Gendered Media. 12. Gendered Power and Violence. Epilogue: Looking Backward, Looking Forward. Glossary. References. Index.