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Gendered Lives 12th Edition

Julia T. Wood | Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

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GENDERED LIVES, 12th Edition provides an engaging introduction to the field, equipping students with the tools, knowledge, and insight to think critically about gender and society. Introducing the latest theories, research, and pragmatic information, the text demonstrates the multiple--and often interactive--ways that a person's views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. This edition is packed with new references and coverage of new topics, including work-life balance, transgender issues on campus, bullying in school, gender and health, reproductive violence, and more. It also provides expanded coverage of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people throughout.

Julia T. Wood, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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.

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, The University of Iowa

  • "Gender Online" features invites students to visit websites related to chapter content as well as search for relevant videos and information about concepts and ideas discussed in the chapter.
  • GENDERED LIVES' balanced presentation of men's and women's communication issues includes such topics as men's movements; initiatives like the Good Man Project; men's friendships; father/child relationships, including single dads; and women's issues concerning family, career, and balance.
  • Coverage of the role of technology in communication—including the increasing use of social media—is integrated throughout and includes discussion of the effects of technology on gender communication as well as the connections between gender and media.
  • Chapter-opening "Knowledge Challenge" questions focus on commonly misunderstood issues that are covered in the chapter. These questions help students identify their assumptions about gender, communication, and culture before they begin the chapter.
  • Student commentaries throughout the text vividly illustrate how students relate to gender communication issues, while "Exploring Gendered Lives" boxes provide research, current events, and myths for students to delve into. These exercises conclude with "Take a Stand" questions that encourage students to think about their response to the issues covered in the feature.
  • Questions for thought and discussion conclude each chapter and may be assigned for students to think about or to respond to in journal entries. The questions also may be used as prompts for lively class discussion.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


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