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13: Gender Communication

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    42832
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    Learning Objectives

    After reading this chapter you should be able to:

    • Understand the difference between sex and gender.
    • Identify the multiplicity of feminisms.
    • Discuss prominent theories used in the study of gender and communication.
    • Identify the major theorists in gender and communication research.
    • Identify the various methods used to study gender communication.
    • Describe masculine and feminine speaking styles.
    • Recognize the impact of gender on nonverbal communication.
    • Know the problems with and the future directions of this area of communication studies.

    Thumbnail: Transgender symbol (CC BY-SA 2.5; via Wikipedia)


    13: Gender Communication is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Scott T. Paynton & Laura K. Hahn with Humboldt State University Students.