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Gender in Communication
A Critical Introduction

Third Edition
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January 2018 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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, readers are equipped with critical analysis tools they can use to form their 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 nonconforming 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.

 

 
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 Acknowledgments

 
 
PART I: FOUNDATIONS
 
Chapter 1 Developing a Critical Gender/Sex Lens
Intersectionality

 
Communication

 
Systemic Gendered Violence

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 2 Theories of Gender/Sex
Biological Theories

 
Psychological Theories

 
Critical/Cultural Theories

 
Applying Gender Theory: Some Useful Criteria

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 3 Gendered/Sexed Voices
Conversation Work

 
Identity Work

 
Relationship Work

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 4 Gendered/Sexed Bodies
Body Politics

 
Disciplining Gendered Bodies

 
Refusing the Command Performance

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 5 Gendered/Sexed Language
The Power of Language

 
Language Can Be Used to Oppress and Subordinate

 
Language as Resistance

 
Conclusion

 
 
PART II: INSTITUTIONS
 
Chapter 6 An Introduction to Gender in Social Institutions
Prejudice Versus Institutionalized Discrimination

 
Institutional Control

 
Institutionalized Gendered/Sexed Violence

 
Preview

 
 
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

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 8 Education
The Politics of Knowledge

 
Gendered Expectations and Interpersonal Communication

 
Emancipatory Education

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 9 Work
Pay Equity and Job Segregation

 
Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

 
Work as Liberation and Locations of Empowerment

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 10 Religion
Why Study Religion, Gender, and Communication?

 
Religion and Gender/Sex Roles

 
Religion and Sexuality

 
Religion as Liberation and Locations of Empowerment

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 11 Media
Defining Media and How They Function

 
The Gaze(s)

 
Who Is Represented in Media

 
How People Are Represented

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 12 One Last Look Through a Critical Gendered Lens
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Instructor site

Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected)

 

The instructor site supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.
  • Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to diverse learners.
  • Discussion questions help students analyze some of the key concepts in each chapter.

It is not often when students say THANK YOU for adopting a book, and talk about the parts they enjoyed that were not connected to a question for an exam, but to questions that have had for their own lives. This is that book. It challenges them, engages them, and opens their minds. It has elevated the discussions in the courseroom and the classroom.

Professor Michelle Dusseau
School of Communication, University Of Central Florida
February 27, 2018

Catherine Helen Palczewski

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. More About Author

Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco

Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, PhD, 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. More About Author

Danielle Dick McGeough

Danielle Dick McGeough, PhD, 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. More About Author

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