GenderSpeak: Personal Effectiveness in Gender Communication (4th Edition)

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GenderSpeak: Personal Effectiveness in Gender Communication is an examination of the attitudes, gender identities and stereotypes that characterize communication in relationships, with the ultimate goal of improving communication between the sexes.

 

Focused on communication about as well as between women and men, this practical and readable text connects material to readers’ every-day lives. GenderSpeak provides a balanced approach to the study of gender communication, presenting current research and a variety of perspectives and sources, while avoiding slant or bias.

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GenderSpeak: Personal Effectiveness in Gender Communication, Fourth Edition

Diana K. Ivy, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
Phil Backlund, Central Washington University

 

GenderSpeak: Personal Effectiveness in Gender Communication is an examination of the attitudes, gender identities, and stereotypes that characterize communication in relationships, with the ultimate goal of improving communication between the sexes.

 

Focused on communication about as well as between women and men, this practical and readable text connects material to students’ everyday lives. GenderSpeak provides students with a balanced approach to the study of gender communication, presenting current research and a variety of perspectives and sources, while avoiding slant or bias.

 

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  • Offers an overhauled research base, providing a balance between scholarly works and popular literature, to give students a broad picture of developments in gender communication studies.
  • Incorporates an updated prologue that showcases contemporary men’s movements in the United States.
  • Includes an extended discussion of transgender identity, as an alternative to traditional male and female sexes and masculine and feminine genders (Chapter 1).
  • Features a new and improved exploration of such influences as culture and values on the development of gender identity, and the effects of the intersection of race, culture, and gender on communication (Chapter 2)
  • Provides an updated look at changing female roles in prime time television, as well as the impact of female rap artists on the music industry (Chapter 3).
  • Expands on the exploration of the power of communication (Chapter 4).
  • Includes an updated discussion of trends in the workplace that affect women, such as sequencing, flextime, telecommuting, and workplace child care facilities (Chapter 9).

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