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Gender in Communication

Gender in Communication
A Critical Introduction

Fourth Edition

November 2022 | 360 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 at large. Authors Catherine Helen Palczewski, Danielle D. McGeough, and Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco equip readers with the critical analysis tools to form their own conclusions about the ever changing processes of gender in communication. 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. The Fourth Edition has streamlined the text to make it more accessible to students without sacrificing the sophistication of the book's trademark intersectional approach. 


PART I: Foundations
Chapter 1 Developing a Critical Gender/Sex Lens
Chapter 2 Theories of Gender/Sex
Chapter 3 Gendered/Sexed Voices
Chapter 4 Gendered/Sexed Bodies
Chapter 5 Gendered/Sexed Language
Part II: Institutions
Chapter 6 An Introduction to Gender in Social Institutions
Chapter 7 Families
Chapter 8 Education
Chapter 9 Work
Chapter 10 Religion
Chapter 11 Media
Chapter 12 One Last Look Through a Critical Gendered Lens


About the Authors


Gender in Communication takes a contemporary approach to gender COMM research by elevating the standard areas of study to also
focus on more current issues of gender.

Professor Carla Harrell
Old Dominion University

This text will allow for undergraduate students to engage with the course material in a meaningful way. It incorporates relevant
examples and provides both breadth and depth of important gender concepts. It’s a strong text selection.

Professor Sara L. Trask
McKendree University

Catherine Helen Palczewski

Catherine Helen Palczewski, PhD, is a professor in the Communication & Media Department, past director of debate, and affiliate faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa; teaches courses in the rhetoric of social protest, argumentation, gender, and political communication; is a past coeditor of Argumentation and Advocacy and director of the 2013 AFA/NCA Biennial Conference on Argumentation held in Alta, Utah; and has received the following awards: the Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication, the Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, the University... More About Author

Danielle Dick McGeough

Danielle Dick McGeough, PhD, is an associate professor in the Communication & Media Department and affiliate faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa; teaches and researches how performance is and can be used for collaborative problem solving, community building, and social justice work; and has received the University Book and Supply Award for Outstanding Teaching. In 2021, she received the Engaged Campus Award: Emerging Innovation and the Civic Engagement Leadership Award from Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact for her work with the program Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Justice. Her... More About Author

Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco

Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, PhD, is an emeritus professor in the Communication & Media Department and affiliate faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa; studied and taught courses in gender, intercultural, and interpersonal communication; served as director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program; coordinated the National Coalition Building Institute, a university-wide diversity inclusion program; and has received the following awards: Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, the UNI Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, and the Iowa American Association of University Women Distinguished... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071852927