Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, and Culture (with InfoTrac) (Wadsworth Series in Speech Communication)

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9780534581633: Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, and Culture (with InfoTrac) (Wadsworth Series in Speech Communication)

Written by the leading gender communication scholar, this text introduces students to theories, research, and pragmatic information that demonstrates the multiple, often interactive, ways in which our views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture.

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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.

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"My impression of Gendered Lives is that it provides a clear and cogent discussion of gendered communication in a variety of contexts. The professional, yet candid approach to what can be a controversial subject, makes it distinctly different from other textbooks on the market."

"Julia Wood has published a text on Gender Communication that provides the most complete and timely coverage of the inextricable relationship between gender, communication and culture. She has eloquently challenged us to become conscious of how we continue to repeat the ineffective, self-limiting culturally created patterns of the past in our communication and calls us to use this information to create a better more humane experience. Bravo Julia!!!"

"We frequently employ the "Questions for Discussions" as the impetus for interactions within the classroom. The questions are all well written, relate effectively to the experiences of the students, and do serves as the basis for lively discussions. Furthermore, the narratives by other individuals in each of the chapters are useful discussion tools as well. I think that these allow students to recognize and acknowledge that other people (presumably other students) do have perspectives that may differ from commonly held beliefs on the subject matter discussed."

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