A multifaceted analysis of gender.
Constructing and Reconstructing Gender is an excellent compendium of current research, and will be appealing and useful to those interested in gender issues in a wide variety of disciplines. This book cuts across disciplines and scholarly methods, drawing from many backgrounds, including Communication, Linguistics, English, Business, Law, and Psychology. The interweaving of rhetorical, critical, phenomenological, and statistical methods gives readers a multifaceted analysis of gender.
At the same time that this book shows the value of gender research in provoking new currents of thought, it also brings into focus two aspects of gender that are often confused: how gender operates as a cultural category that affects communication behavior, and how communication and language function to create gender categories.
Linda A. M. Perry is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at The University of San Diego. Lynn H. Turner and Helen M. Sterk are Assistant Professors at Marquette University's Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies.
"I especially like that many of the chapters are on very contemporary topics with wide appeal. I like the number of different research methodologies, which make this a valuable resource for someone who needs to learn about research models. " — Cynthia Berryman-Fink, University of Cincinnati
"It is a very rich resource, a book a great many people will want to have. " — Darlene Hantzis, Indiana State University, Terre Haute