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Gendered Lives With Infotrac: Communication, Gender, and Culture,9780534581633

Gendered Lives With Infotrac: Communication, Gender, and Culture

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6/17/2002
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Author Biography

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Professor of Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Julia T. Wood joined the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the age of 24. She is now a professor in that department, where she teaches courses and conducts research on gender, communication, and culture, and on communication in personal relationships. During her career, she has authored 15 books and edited 8 others. In addition, she has published more than 70 articles and book chapters and has presented numerous papers at professional conferences. She has won 8 awards for undergraduate teaching and 8 awards for her scholarship

Table of Contents

Introduction
Opening the Conversation
1(12)
The Social Construction of Inequality
2(2)
Feminism---Feminisms
4(2)
Becoming Aware
6(2)
Why I Wrote This Book
8(2)
Communication as the Fulcrum of Change
10(1)
The Challenge of Studying Communication, Gender, and Culture
11(1)
Discussion Questions
11(2)
PART I CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture
13(24)
Communication, Gender, and Culture as an Area of Study
13(2)
Knowledge of Gender, Communication, and Culture
14(1)
Student Interest
14(1)
The Value of Studying Communication, Gender, and Culture
14(1)
The Meaning of Gender in a Transitional Era
15(3)
Confusing Attitudes
15(2)
Differences Between Women and Men
17(1)
Relationships Among Gender, Culture, and Communication
18(17)
Gender and Sex
19(1)
Sex
19(2)
Gender
21(7)
Culture
28(2)
Communication
30(1)
Communication is a dynamic process
31(1)
Communication is systemic
31(1)
Communication has two levels of meaning
32(1)
Meanings are created through human interaction with symbols
33(2)
Summary
35(1)
Discussion Questions
35(2)
Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development
37(23)
Theoretical Approaches to Gender
38(19)
Biological Influences on Gender
39(4)
Interpersonal Influences on Gender
43(1)
Psychodynamic theory of gender development
44(2)
Psychological theories of gender development
46(4)
Cultural Influences on Gender
50(1)
Anthropology
50(2)
Symbolic interactionism
52(2)
Standpoint theory
54(3)
Summary
57(1)
Discussion Questions
58(2)
The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's, Men's, and Gender Movements in America
60(42)
Women's Movements
61(19)
The First Wave of Women's Movements in the United States
61(1)
The women's rights movement
61(2)
The cult of domesticity
63(2)
The Second Wave of Women's Movements in the United States
65(1)
Radical feminism
65(3)
Liberal feminism
68(3)
Separatism
71(1)
Cultural feminists
72(2)
Lesbian feminists
74(1)
Revalorists
74(1)
Womanists
75(2)
Multiracial feminism
77(1)
Power feminism
78(2)
The Third Wave of Women's Movements in the United States
80(3)
Men's Movements
83(12)
Profeminist Men's Movements
84(3)
Promasculinist Men's Movements
87(1)
Free Men
87(2)
Mythopoetic men
89(3)
Promise Keepers
92(2)
Million Man March
94(1)
Other Movements Focused on Gender
95(5)
The Backlash
96(2)
Ecofeminism
98(2)
Summary
100(1)
Discussion Questions
100(2)
Gendered Verbal Communication
102(28)
The Nature of Human Communication
103(1)
Verbal Communication Expresses Cultural Views of Gender
103(12)
Language Defines Gender
104(1)
Male generic language excludes women
104(1)
Language defines men and women differently
105(3)
Language names what exists
108(1)
Language Organizes Perceptions of Gender
109(1)
Stereotyping gender
110(1)
Encouraging polarized thinking
111(1)
Language Evaluates Gender
111(1)
Language Enables Hypothetical Thought
112(2)
Language Allows Self Reflection
114(1)
Language Is a Process
115(1)
Gendered Interaction: Masculine and Feminine Styles of Verbal Communication
115(13)
Gendered Speech Communities
116(1)
The Lessons of Childplay
117(1)
Boys' games
117(1)
Girls' games
118(1)
Gendered Communication Practices
119(1)
Feminine speech
119(3)
Masculine speech
122(2)
Gender-Based Misinterpretations in Communication
124(1)
Showing support
125(1)
``Troubles talk''
125(1)
The point of the story
126(1)
Relationship talk
127(1)
Public speaking
127(1)
Summary
128(1)
Discussion Questions
129(1)
Gendered Nonverbal Communication
130(23)
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
131(4)
Nonverbal Communication Can Supplement Verbal Communication
131(1)
Nonverbal Communication Can Regulate Interaction
131(1)
Nonverbal Communication Can Establish the Relationship Level of Meaning
132(1)
Responsiveness
132(2)
Liking
134(1)
Power or control
134(1)
Forms of Nonverbal Communication
135(13)
Artifacts
136(2)
Proximity and Personal Space
138(2)
Haptics (Touch)
140(1)
Kinesics (Facial and Body Motion)
141(1)
Paralanguage
142(1)
Physical Characteristics
143(5)
Implications of Gendered Nonverbal Communication
148(3)
The Cultural Context of Nonverbal Communication
149(1)
Respecting Differences in Nonverbal Communication
150(1)
Summary
151(1)
Discussion Questions
152(1)
PART II GENDERED COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE
Gendered Family Dynamics
153(28)
Entering a Gendered Society
154(1)
Self as-Object
154(1)
Monitoring
154(1)
Gendering Communication in the Family
155(12)
Unconscious Processes: Identification and Internalization
155(4)
Ego Boundaries
159(1)
Parental Attitudes About Gender
160(1)
Parental Communication About Gender
161(3)
Parental Modeling
164(1)
Different Contributions of Mothers and Fathers
165(2)
The Personal Side of the Gender Drama
167(11)
Growing Up Masculine
167(5)
Growing Up Feminine
172(6)
Summary
178(1)
Discussion Questions
179(2)
Gendered Close Relationships
181(25)
The Meaning of Personal Relationships
182(3)
Defining Personal Relationships
182(1)
Gender and Closeness
182(1)
The male deficit model
182(1)
The alternate paths model
183(2)
Gendered Friendships
185(7)
Commonalities in Women's and Men's Friendships
185(1)
Differences Between Women's and Men's Friendships
185(1)
Women's Friendships: Closeness in Dialogue
186(2)
Men's Friendships: Closeness in the Doing
188(2)
Friendships Between Women and Men
190(2)
Gendered Romantic Relationships
192(11)
Developing Romantic Intimacy
192(2)
Engaging in Committed Relationships
194(1)
Gendered modes of expressing care
195(2)
Gendered preferences for autonomy and connection
197(1)
Gendered responsibility for relational health
198(1)
Gendered power dynamics
199(4)
Summary
203(1)
Discussion Questions
204(2)
Gendered Education: Communication in Schools
206(20)
The Organization of Schools
208(5)
Schools Perpetuate Gender Inequities
208(1)
Schools Limit Career Aspirations
209(1)
Schools Have Too Few Female and Minority Role Models
209(4)
Curricular Content
213(3)
Misrepresentation of White Men as Standard
213(1)
The Invisibility of Women
214(1)
Misrepresentation of Human Experiences
215(1)
Educational Processes
216(7)
Unequal Attention to Male and Female Students
216(1)
Not Taking Women Students Seriously
216(2)
Classroom Communication
218(1)
Gender biases in teachers' communication
218(2)
Communication among peers
220(1)
Instructional style
221(2)
Summary
223(1)
Discussion Questions
224(2)
Gendered Organizational Communication
226(35)
Institutional Stereotypes of Women and Men
227(9)
Stereotypes of Women
227(1)
Sex object
227(1)
Mother
228(1)
Child
229(1)
Iron maiden
230(3)
Stereotypes of Men
233(1)
Sturdy oak
233(1)
Fighter
233(1)
Breadwinner
234(1)
Evaluation of Stereotypes
235(1)
Misunderstandings of Professional Communication
236(6)
Male Standards in Institutions
236(1)
Masculine Norms for Professional Communication
237(2)
Static (or Unchanging) Views of Communication
239(2)
Misperceptions of Men's and Women's Ability to Work Together
241(1)
Gendered Communication Systems in Organizations
242(8)
Leave Policies and Work Schedules
242(1)
Leave policies
242(2)
Work schedules
244(2)
Communication Climates in Organizations
246(1)
Unwelcoming environments for women
246(1)
The informal network
247(1)
Mentor relationships
248(1)
Glass Ceilings---and Walls
248(2)
Efforts to Redress Gendered Inequity in Institutions
250(7)
Equal Opportunity Laws
250(1)
Affirmative Action Policies
251(3)
Quotas and Goals
254(1)
Quotas
254(1)
Goals
254(2)
Increasing Sensitivity to Gender Issues
256(1)
Summary
257(1)
Discussion Questions
258(3)
Gendered Media
261(32)
The Prevalence of Media in Cultural Life
262(1)
Themes in Media
263(16)
Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities
264(1)
Portrayals of Men and Women
265(1)
Portrayals of men
265(2)
Portrayals of women
267(5)
Images of Relationships Between Men and Women
272(1)
Women's dependence/men's independence
272(2)
Women's incompetence/men's authority
274(2)
Women as primary caregivers/men as breadwinners
276(1)
Women as victims and sex objects/men as aggressors
277(2)
Bias in News Coverage
279(4)
Implications of Media Representations of Gender
283(7)
Fostering Unrealistic and Limited Gender Ideals
284(2)
Pathologizing the Human Body
286(3)
Normalizing Violence Against Women
289(1)
Summary
290(1)
Discussion Questions
291(2)
Gendered Power and Violence
293(32)
The Social Construction of Gendered Violence
294(1)
The Many Faces of Gendered Violence
295(18)
Gender Intimidation
295(2)
Sexual Assault
297(2)
Abuse Between Intimates
299(6)
Sexual Harassment
305(1)
Quid pro quo
306(1)
Hostile environment
307(1)
Whose perspective counts?
307(1)
Genital Mutilation
308(1)
Male circumcision
308(1)
Sunna
309(1)
Excision or clitoridectomy
309(1)
Infibulation
309(3)
Gender-Based Murder
312(1)
Social Foundations of Gendered Violence
313(6)
Normalization of Violence in Media
314(1)
Normalization of Violence by Institutions
315(1)
Family
316(1)
Law enforcement
317(1)
Counseling
317(1)
Language
318(1)
Resisting Gendered Violence: Where Do We Go From Here?
319(3)
Personal Efforts to Reduce Gendered Violence
320(1)
Social Efforts to Reduce Gendered Violence
321(1)
Summary
322(1)
Discussion Questions
323(2)
EPILOGUE Looking Backward, Looking Forward 325(16)
The Cultural Construction and Reconstruction of Gender
325(1)
Looking Backward, Looking Forward
326(9)
Communication
327(1)
Women's communication
327(1)
Men's communication
327(1)
Gender and communication in the future
328(1)
Women's and Men's Movements
328(1)
Feminism
328(1)
The future of feminism
328(1)
Men's movements
329(1)
Gender in Education
330(1)
Reducing gender discrimination
330(1)
Future gender issues in education
330(1)
Gender in Media
331(1)
Changes in media's portrayals of men and women
331(1)
Mediated gender in the future
331(1)
Gender in Personal Relationships
332(1)
Changes in gender relations
333(1)
Addressing gender divisions
333(1)
Gender and Violence
334(1)
Gender in Institutional Settings
334(1)
Women's positions in institutions
335(1)
Social support for families
335(1)
Creating the Future
335(4)
Defining Masculinity and Femininity
336(1)
Responding to Differences
337(1)
Redefining Culture
337(1)
Taking a Voice
338(1)
Discussion Questions
339(2)
Glossary 341(4)
References 345(32)
Index 377


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