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The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication

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July 2006 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication is a vital resource for those seeking to explore the complex interactions of gender and communication.  Editors Bonnie J. Dow and Julia T. Wood, together with an illustrious group of contributors, review and evaluate the state of the gender and communication field through the discussion of existing theories and research, as well as through identification of important directions for future scholarship. The first of its kind, this Handbook examines the primary contexts in which gender and communication are shaped, reflected, and expressed:  interpersonal, organizational, rhetoric, media, and intercultural/global.  

Key Features:
  • Brings together the expertise of leading scholars: Esteemed scholars edit each section and leading researchers in the field author each chapter. The distillation of scholarship in each area by seasoned scholars clarifies what is and is not known in that area of research.
  • Offers historical and theoretical perspectives: Authors discuss the development of gender and communication research during the past three decades and examine the theories, questions, and issues about gender and communication that are ascending to define the next stage of work in the area.
  • Provides comprehensive reference lists: Each section summarizes existing theory and research related to an area of gender and communication scholarship and guides readers to the central works in the field, as well as directs future scholarship toward the most urgent, important, and promising topics, methodologies, and/or perspectives.        

Bonnie J. Dow and Julia T. Wood
The Evolution of Gender and Communication Research: Intersections of Theory, Politics, and Scholarship
Part I: Gender and Communication in Interpersonal Contexts
Julia T. Wood
Elizabeth Bell and Daniel Blaeuer
1: Performing Gender and Interpersonal Communication Research
Sandra Metts
2: Gendered Communication in Dating Relationship
Kathleen M. Galvin
3: Gender and Family Interaction: Dress Rehearsal for an Improvisation?
Michael Monsour
4: Communication and Gender Among Adult Friends
Michael P. Johnson
5: Gendered Communication and Intimate Partner Violence
Part II: Gender and Communication in Organizational Contexts
Dennis K. Mumby
Karen Lee Ashcraft
6: Back to Work: Sights/Sites of Difference in Gender and Organizational Communication Studies
Angela Trethewey, Cliff Scott, and Marianne Le Greco
7: Construction Embodied Organizational Identites: Commodifying, Securing, and Servicing Professional Bodies
Nikki C. Townsley
8: Love, Sex, and Tech in the Global Workplace
Patrice Buzzanell and Kristen Lucas
9: Gendered Stories of Career: Unfolding Discourses of Time, Space, and Identity
Part III: Gender and Communication in Rhetorical Contexts
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Karlyn Khors Campbell and Zornitsa Keremidchieva
10: Gender and Public Address
Vanessa B. Beasley
11: Gender in Political Communication Research: The Problem With Having No Name
Jacqueline Bacon
12: The Intersections of Race and Gender in Rhetorical Theory and Praxis
Cheryl Glenn and Rosalyn Collings Eves
13: Rhetoric and Gender in Greco-Roman Theorizing
Nathan Stormer
14: A Vexing Relationship: Gender and Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Part IV: Gender and Communication in Mediated Contexts
Bonnie J. Dow
Angharad N. Valdivia and Sarah Projansky
15: Feminism and/in Mass Media
Dwight E. Brooks and Lisa P. Hebert
16: Gender, Race, and Media Representation
John M. Sloop
17: Critical Studies in Gender/Sexuality and Media
Lisa M. Cuklanz
18: Gendered Violence and Mass Media Representation
Mia Consalvo
19: Gender and New Media
Part V: Gender and Communication in Intercultural and Global Contexts
Fern L. Johnson
Lisa A. Flores
20: Gender With/out Borders: Discursive Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Culture
Marsha Houston and Karla D. Scott
21: Negotiating Boundaries, Crossing Borders: The Language of Black Women's Intercultural Encounters
Fern L. Johnson
22: Transgressing Gender in Discourses Across Cultures
Radha S. Hegde
23: Globalizing Gender Studies in Communication


L.P. Speer
Southeast Missouri State University
Key features
  • Each section was edited by a leading scholars and every chapter was written by leading scholars.
  • Distillation of scholarship per area by a seasoned scholar in the area. This clarifies what is and is not known in area, and is a benefit in each and every chapter
  • Historical overviews of the development of the theoretical and methodological perspectives affecting research in given areas 
  • Comprehensive reference lists of central work in the areas addressed.