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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Prologue. The Impact of Social Movements on Gender Communication: You Must Know Where You've Been to Know Where You're Going Learning "Herstory" What About "His Story"? Gender Communication: Looking Forward References PART ONE: COMMUNICATION, GENDER AND EFFECTIVENESS Chapter 1. Gender Jargon and Effective Communication: Learning to Talk the Talk Hot Topics What Is Gender Communication? Why Study Gender Communication? Gender Jargon Communication: A Complex Human Process The Personal Effectiveness Approach to Gender Communication Values to Guide Your Choices Conclusion Discussion Starters References PART TWO: INFLUENCES ON OUR CHOICES Chapter 2. Becoming a Woman, Becoming a Man, and Becoming a Person: Biological, Social, and Cultural Influences on Gender Identity Development Case Study: Anything Sound Familiar? Hot Topics What Are the Real Differences Between Men and Women? How You Develop Your Identity The Effects of Social Interpretations of Biological Sex on Identity The Effects of Socialization on Psychological Gender Identity Socialization and Gender Identity Development Gender and Culture Conclusion Discussion Starters References Chapter 3. Pictures, Porno, and Pop: Gender and Mass Media Case Study: A Day in the Life Hot Topics The Power of Mediated Communication: Effects on Our Lives Advertising: Selling a Product or Selling Sexism? Lessons From the Small Screen: Television and Gender Lessons from the Big Screen: Film and Gender The Communicative Power of Pornography We Could Make Beautiful Music Together. . . Conclusion Discussion Starters References PART THREE: LET'S TALK: INITIATING AND DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS Chapter 4. Choosing and Using Gendered Language Case Study: Watch Your Language Hot Topics Choosing Your Language Language: A Powerful Human Tool Why Use Nonsexist Language? Sexist Language: Forms, Practices, and Alternatives Language Usage Between Women and Men Conclusion Discussion Starters References Chapter 5. Gender and Relationships: Developing Potential into Reality Case Study: Choosing and Being Chosen Hot Topics Better Information = Better Choices Relationship Roadblocks Stage 1: Is There a Relationship Gold Mine Out There? Prospecting and Being a Prospect Stage 2: Engaging the Prospect-Conversations Stage 3: Developing the Claim and Establishing the Relationship Conclusion Discussion Starters References PART FOUR: THE CONTEXTS FOR OUR RELATIONSHIPS: PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN ACTION Chapter 6. Gender Communication "Just among Friends" Case Study: Can You Really Be "Just Friends"? Hot Topics A Single Soul in Two Bodies Communication in Same-Sex Friendships: From Butch and Sundance to Thelma and Louise Cross-Sex Friendship: Is it Possible to Be "Just Friends"? Conclusion Discussion Starters References Chapter 7. Beyond Friendship: Gender Communication in Romantic Relationships Case Study: Persistent Traditions in the Realm of Romance Hot Topics Ah, Love and Romance (and Gender) Gender Issues Surrounding Sexual Activity Conclusion Discussion Starters References Chapter 8. Power Abuses in Human Relationships A Non-Case Study Not-So-Hot Topics At the Center of Abusive Situations: Communicating Power Attention? Complimenting? Flirting? Sexual. Bookseller Inventory #

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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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