Contemporary Gender Communication Theories and Analyses surveys the field of gender and communication with a particular focus on gender and communication theories and methods. How have theories about gender and communication evolved and been influenced by first-, second-, and third-wave feminisms? And similarly, how have feminist communication scholars been inspired by existing methods and aspired to generate their own? The goal of the text is to help readers develop analytic focus and knowledge about their underlying assumptions that gender communication scholars use in their work.
Features and benefits:
- applies theoretical and methodological lenses to contemporary cases, allowing readers to see gender and communcation theory work in action;
- presents a comprehensive introduction to particular feminist theories and methodologies;
- provides effective end-of-chapter cases and sample analyses that help readers see the kinds of questions and analyses that a particular theory and method bring into play;
- discusses contemporary research in gender and communication and expands on future directions for research.
Charlotte Krolokke (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; M.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; B.A., Syddansk Universitet [Odense Danmark]) is Assistant Professor at the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. She has worked especially within the fields of computer-mediated communication and third-wave feminist rhetoric on the Internet. She is a member of U.S. and Danish gender and communication associations and a board member of the Danish Gender Studies Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. Anne Scott Sorensen (Ph.D., University of Southern Denmark; M.A., Aarhus University; B.A., Royal School of Library & Information Science) is Associate Professor and Head of the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. She has written extensively on gendered speech communities from the salons in Europe in the 18th - 20th centuries to the online communities of young people in the 21st century. She is Head of the Danish Network for Cultural Studies and a board member of the International Association of Cultural Studies.