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Gendered Lives, 10th Edition

  • Julia T. Wood University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ISBN-10: 1111346488  |  ISBN-13: 9781111346485
  • 416 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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Written by leading gender communication scholar Julia T. Wood, GENDERED LIVES, 10th Edition introduces students to theories, research, and pragmatic information, demonstrating the multiple and often interactive ways that our views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. With the most up-to-date research, balanced perspectives of masculinity and femininity, a personal introduction to the field, and a conversational first-person writing style, this engaging text encourages students to think critically about gender and our society.

Features and Benefits

  • Chapter 1, "The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture", has expanded coverage of sexuality and sexual orientation, as well as new discussions of gender identity and transvestites. Chapter 7, "Becoming Gendered", includes new material on the recently noted trend for some men to extend adolescence. Chapter 11, "Gendered Media", has been reorganized and now includes theoretical grounding in agenda-setting theory, a new section on how women and men use media -- especially social media -- and expanded coverage of reality television. Chapter 12, "Gendered Power and Violence", includes coverage of sexual slavery.
  • Balanced presentation of men's and women's communication issues includes topics such as the men's movement; men's friendships; father/child relationships, including single fathers; and women's issues concerning family and career.
  • Coverage of the role of technology in communication is integrated throughout the text and includes discussion of the effects of technology on gender communication. Web links are set in bold type throughout the text and are easily accessible via the book's companion website.
  • Student commentaries throughout the text vividly illustrate how students relate to gender communication issues.
  • Each chapter ends with a full set of study and learning materials. These materials include thought-provoking "Reflection & Discussion" questions that can be used in class or completed by the student to practice critical thinking and application of concepts.
  • Each chapter opens with "Knowledge Challenge", a set of questions linked to issues in the chapter that are often misunderstood. These questions help students identify their assumptions about gender, communication, and culture before they begin the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Communication, Gender, and Culture.
2. Theoretical Approaches to Gender Development.
3. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Women's Movements in the United States.
4. The Rhetorical Shaping of Gender: Men's Movements in the United States.
5. Gendered Verbal Communication.
6. Gendered Nonverbal Communication.
7. Becoming Gendered: The Early Years.
8. Gendered Education: Communication in Schools.
9. Gendered Close Relationships.
10. Gendered Organizational Communication.
11. Gendered Media.
12. Gendered Power and Violence.

What's New

  • Contains up-to-date research with more than 180 new references.
  • Highlights timely issues. Coverage of third-wave feminism has been updated in Chapter 2 and has been integrated into Chapter 11, which now includes a new section on how third-wave feminists and their peers are using media to challenge and change cultural views of gender.
  • A new feature, "Gender Online", appears after each chapter summary. This feature invites students to visit websites related to chapter content and to search online for videos and information about concepts and ideas in the chapter.
  • Extends the author's commitment to representing diversity by enlarging coverage of gender issues beyond the United States and mainstream groups.
  • Includes discussions of gender schema theory (Chapter 2), the gender-linked language effect (Chapter 5), and the "maternal wall", which is discrimination against mothers in the paid labor force (Chapter 10). This edition also recognizes behavioral ecology, which is the heir of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Julia T. Wood

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 as well as 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. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 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.