The World of Gender and Communication is Constantly Changing.
To meet the needs of this evolving environment, Diana K. Ivy’s GenderSpeak, has been reformatted into a more coherent, three-part structure and includes a new chapter dedicated to nonverbal communication as it relates to sex and gender.
Written for students in undergraduate and graduate level courses that focus on the effects of sex and gender on the communication process or as a supplement to interpersonal communication courses.GenderSpeak: Communicating in a Gendered World:
- Is Practical! The publication features updated research and information from popular literature from a wide variety of contexts (friendships, romantic relationships, media, internet, workplace, etc.).
- Is Current! New and broadened information about intersex, asexual, and transgender identities are integrated within the text.
- Promotes Comprehension! Case Studies, Hot Topics, Net Notes, and Remember vignettes assess comprehension and help the reader connect theory to real-life scenarios.
- Is Easy to Adopt! Visual aids, chapter outlines, lecture notes, and test items are provided to adopting instructors.
PROLOGUE: The Impact of Social Movements on Gender Communication: You Must Know Where You’ve Been to Know Where You’re Going
Men, Education, and Women—in That Order
The First Wave of Feminism
Enter “Rosie the Riveter”
The Civil Rights Movement
The Sexual Revolution
The Second Wave of Feminism
No Such Thing as “THE” Feminists
The Third Wave of Feminism
What About “His Story”?
Early Male Supporters of Women’s Rights
Effects of the Sexual Revolution on Men
Men Raised Consciousness Too
There Are Some “Wild Men” Out There
The Million Man March
Keeping Those Promises
Gender Communication: Looking Forward
PART I: COMMUNICATION AND GENDER: THE BASICS
CHAPTER 1: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Becoming a Better Gender Communicator
What Is Gender Communication?
Why Study Gender Communication?
Rethinking Sex and Gender
Gender Identity, Androgyny, and Sexual Orientation
Feminism and Sexism
Communication: A Complex Human Process
Becoming Receiver Oriented in Your Communication
CHAPTER 2: Gender Identity Development: Biological, Social, and Cultural Influences
Case Study: Am I Masculine? Am I Feminine? What’s That Mean, Anyway?
How You Develop Your Identity
Fundamentals of Identity Development
Masculine and Feminine Identity Revisited
The Effects of Social Interpretations of Biological Sex On Identity
“Innies” and “Outies”: Social Interpretations of Anatomical Differences
Social Interpretations of “Raging” Hormones
Mind Over Matter: Are Men’s and Women’s Brains Really Different?
Social Infl uences on Psychological Gender Identity
Learning to Be Girls and Boys
Socialization and Gender Identity Development
The Family as a Primary Socializing Agent
Secondary Agents of Socialization
Gender and Culture
When Aspects of Identity Intersect
CHAPTER 3: Choosing and Using Gendered Language
Case Study: “Cis Who? LGBTQIA+ What?”
Choosing Your Language
What Is Language? What Is Sexist Language?
Why Use Nonsexist (Gender-Fair) Language?
Sexist Language: Forms, Practices, and Alternatives
Forms of Sexist Language
Sexist Linguistic Practices
Using Language: Once You Choose It, How Do You Use it?
Vocal Properties and Linguistic Constructions
CHAPTER 4: Catching a Clue: Nonverbal Communication and Gender
Case Study: The Rush of Attraction
Women, Men, and Nonverbal Communication Codes
Intersections: Gender, Nonverbal and Relational Communication
Relational Confl ict and Termination
Nonverbal Cues and Sexuality
Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, and Gaydar
PART II: GENDER COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS
CHAPTER 5: Gender and Relationships: Developing Potential Into Reality
Case Study: Choosing Relationships: A Proactive Approach
Better Information = Better Choices
Roadblock 1: High Expectations
Roadblock 2: This Should Be Easy
Roadblock 3: Fear of Failure
Roadblock 4: If I Just Relax, a Good Relationship Will Find Me
Roadblock 5: Weighed Down by Baggage
Roadblock 6: It’s Got to Happen Now!
Roadblock 7: Giving Up Too Much Just to Have a Dating Relationship
Roadblock 8: Looking Over Someone’s Shoulder
Stage 1: Is There a Relationship Gold Mine Out There? Prospecting and Being a Prospect
Seeing and Being Seen
Not Being Seen: Prospecting Online
Being Attracted to a Prospect
Stage 2: Engaging the Prospect— Conversations
Digging In and Discovering More
The Art and Skill of Flirting
Stage 3: Developing the Claim and Establishing the Relationship
Opening A New Vein: Intimacy and Self-Disclosure
The Big “E”: Empathy
Are You Listening?
CHAPTER 6: Friends and Lovers: Gender Communication in Key Relationships
Case Study: Friends? Talking? Hanging Out? Dating? Seeing Each Other? Hooking Up? The Increasingly Complicated Language of Relationships
From Me to You: Author’s Note
Friendship: A Single Soul in Two Bodies
Learning to Be Friends
Communication in Same-Sex Friendships
Male-Male Friendship: Functions and Characteristics
Female-Female Friendship: Functions and Characteristics
Cross-Sex Friendship: Being “Just Friends”
What Gets in the Way of Cross-Sex Friendships?
What Enhances Cross-Sex Friendships?
A New Landscape for Friendship
Ah, Love and Romance (and Gender)
The Language of Romance
The Pressure to Partner
Autonomy Versus Connection
Power Versus Empowerment
Acceptance Versus Change
Comparable Views of Intimacy
Expressions of Love
Making a Commitment
Talking about Communication, or Communicating About Talking
Conflict: The Inevitable in a Relationship
Ending a Relationship
Who Does the Breaking Up?
Communicating to End a Relationship
Gender Issues Surrounding Sexual Activity
Sexual Activity: Attitudes and Options
Women, Men, Communication, and Sex
CHAPTER 7: Power Abuses in Human Relationships
A Non-Case Study
At the Center of Abusive Situations: Communicating Power
Case Study: An Evening Out with Annie and Kris
The Changing Language of Sexual Violence
Facts about Sexual Assault and Rape
Slip ‘Em a Mickey: Date Rape Drugs
Who Are the Rapists?
Common Myths about Rape
Communicating Consent: The Core of Sexual Safety
The Changing Language of Partner Violence
Case Study: Living Happily Ever After
Facts about Intimate Partner Violence
Common Myths About Battering
Abused Partners: How Do They Stand It? Why Do They Stay?
What Do I Do? How Can I Help?
PART III: GENDER COMMUNICATION IN CONTEXT
CHAPTER 8: Pictures, Porn, and Pop: Gender and Media
Case Study: Where Were You 25 Years Ago? (Were you even born yet?)
The Power of Mediated Communication: Effects on Our Lives
A Bombardment of Media
Approaches to Studying the Effects of Media Consumption
Advertising: Selling a Product or Selling Sexism?
Babes in Bras: Female Depiction in Advertising
Studs in Suits: Male Depiction in Advertising
Lessons from the Small Screen: Television and Gender
Television: Mirroring Reality or Creating It?
Men & Television Programming
Women & Television Programming
TV and LGBTQ(IA+?)
Lessons from the Big Screen: Film and Gender
Gender in the Movies
The Communicative Power of Pornography
Pornography: Definitions and Controversy
Types of Readily Accessible Pornography
Research Findings on the Effects of Pornography Consumption
The Crux of the Matter: Pornography is Personal
We Could Make Beautiful Music Together . . .
From Pop to Rock to Rap to Hip-Hop to Country: The Women and Men of Song Lyrics
Sex Kittens and He-Men in Music Videos
Sex, Gender, and New Media
Online Identity and Gender
Disembodiment: Virtual Versus “Real” Bodies
CHAPTER 9: Gender in the Workplace: The Challenges of Talking Shop
Case Study: Textual Harassment?
The Commonplace Reality of Women and Men Working Together
Getting That All-Important Job
Gender Issues and the Job Interview
On the Job and Moving Up
Advancement within an Organization
Women, Men, and Management
Attention? Complimenting? Flirting? Sexual Harassment?
Sexual Harassment: The Basics
Initial Reactions to Sexual Harassment
Subsequent Responses to Harassment
A Parting Word about Sexual Harassment
CHAPTER 10: A “Class Act”: Gender Communication in Educational Settings
Case Study: The “Male Nurse’s” Dilemma
Children’s Literature: Lessons about Gender
Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Gender
Gender in Children’s Books
Educational Expectations and Gender Bias in the Classroom
Expectations about Academic Achievement: The Early Years
Expectations about Academic Achievement: The College Years
Gender Communication and the College Classroom
Sexual Harassment in the Hallowed Halls
Peer Sexual Harassment: Classmates Will Be Classmates?
Paying It Upward: When Students Harass Faculty