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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Communication

ISBN 9781138329188
Published November 30, 2020 by Routledge
712 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides an extensive overview of current research on the complex relationships between gender and communication. Featuring a broad variety of chapters written by leading and upcoming scholars, this edited collection uses diverse theoretical frameworks to provide insight into recent concerns regarding changing gender roles, representations, and resources in communication studies. Established research and new perspectives address vital themes in this comprehensive text, including the shifting politics of gender, ethical and technological trends in gendered media, and gender in daily life. Comprising 39 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into six thematic sections:

• Gendered lives and identities

• Visualizing gender

• The politics of gender

• Gendered contexts and strategies

• Gendered violence and communication

• Gender advocacy in action

These sections examine central issues, debates, and problems, including the ethics and politics of gender as identity, impacts of media and technology, legal and legislative battlegrounds for gender inequality and LGBTQ+ human rights, changing institutional contexts, and recent research on gender violence and communication. The final section links academic research on gender and communication to activism and advocacy beyond the academy.

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Communication will be an invaluable reference work for students and researchers working at the intersections of gender studies and communication studies. Its international perspectives and the range of themes it covers make it an essential and pragmatic pedagogical resource.

Table of Contents

Part I Gendered lives and identities

1 Performing Gender Complaint as Airport Activism, Or: Don’t Get Over It When It’s Not Over

Stacy Holman Jones and Anne Harris

2 Dense Particularities: Race, Spirituality, and Queer/Quare Intersectionalities

Bryant Keith Alexander

3 Gaysian Fabulosity: Quare(Ing) the Normal and Ordinary

Shinsuke Eguchi

4 Communication, Gender, and Career in MENA Countries: Navigating the Push and Pull of Empowerment and Exclusion

Astrid M. Villamil and Suzy D’Enbeau

5 Chicano Masculinities

Kostia Lennes

6 A New Materialist Framework for Activism in the Age of Mediatization: The Entanglement of Bodies, Objects, Images, and Affects

Mariam Betlemidze

Part II Visualizing gender

7 Interrogating the Awkward Black Girl: Beyond Controlling Images of Black Women in Televised Comedies

Kimberly R. Moffitt and Tammy Sanders Henderson

8 The Male Gaze in Visual Culture

Claire Sisco King

9 Vida: Anti-Colonial Queer and Feminist Web TV and the Gaze of Allyship

Carolyn Elerding

10 Body Image and Global Media

Jasmine Fardouly, Vani Kakar, and Phillippa C. Diedrichs

11 Blood, Bodies, and Shame: Indian Artists Combating Menstrual Stigma on Instagram

Marissa J. Doshi

12 Monstrous Erasure: Quare Femme (in)Visibility in Get Out

Bernadette Marie Calafell

13 Queer Aesthetics, Playful Politics, and Ethical Masculinities in Luca Guadagnino’s Filmic Adaptation of André Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name

J. Nautiyal

14 Feminist and Queer Arts Activism

Clare Johnson

Part III The Politics of Gender

15 Making Waves: Maxine Waters’s Black Feminist and Womanist Rebuke of Supremacist Hegemony

Tracey Owens Patton and Nancy Small

16 One Step Forward … Gender, Communication and the Fragility of Gender(ed) Political Progress

Michele L. Hammers, Nina M. Lozano, and Craig O. Rich

17 The Specter of Trans Bodies: Public and Political Discourse about "Bathroom Bills"

Kc Councilor

18 Research on Gender and Political Rhetoric: Masculinity, Ingenuity, and the Double Bind

Kristina Horn Sheeler, Serena Hawkins, and Eline Van Den Bossche

19 Resisting Orientalist/Islamophobic Feminisms: (Re)Framing the Politics of Difference

Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui and Shadee Abdi

20 Negative Spaces in the Triangle of Gender, Religion, and New Media: A Case Study of the Ultra-Orthodox Community in Israel

Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar

21 Invisible in/Humanity: Feminist Epistemic Ethics and Rhetorical Studies

Kundai Chirindo

Part IV Gendered Contexts and Strategies

22 Organizational Discourse and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Organizational Settings

Clifton Scott, Aly Stetyick, and Jaime Bochantin

23 Shifting Sands and Moving Goalposts: Communicating Gender in Sport

Kitrina Douglas and David Carless

24 Gender, Sexuality, and Health Communication During the Illness Experience

Kallia O. Wright and Kesha Morant Williams

25 Women First: Bumble™ as a Model for Managing Online Gendered Conflict

Sean Eddington and Patrice M. Buzzanell

26 Straight (White) Women Writing about Men Bonking? Complicating our Understanding of Gender and Sexuality in Fandom

Mel Stanfill

Part V Gendered Violence and Communication

27 Imaging Rape, Imagining Woman in Popular Indian Cinema: Victim, Vigilante, or Goddess?

Sunera Thobani

28 Speak Up, Sis: Black Women, Race, and News Coverage of the Me Too Movement

Tia C. M. Tyree

29 Digital Testimonios and Witnessing of Salma Hayek and America Ferrera’s Disclosures of Sexual Harassment and Assault

Raisa F. Alvarado and Michelle A. Holling

30 From Innocents to Experts: Queer and Trans of Color Interventions into #Metoo

Elena Elías Krell

31 Symbolic Erasure as Gendered Violence: The Link Between Verbal and Physical Harm

Kate Lockwood Harris

32 Sherlock Holmes and the Case for Toxic Masculinity

Ashley Morgan

Part VI Gender Advocacy in Action

33 Queer Praxis: The Daily Labors of Love and Agitation

Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim

34 Communicating Gender Advocacy: Riding the Fourth Wave of Feminism

Sarah Jane Blithe and Mackenna Neal

35 The Oppositional Gaze As Spectacle: Feminist Visual Protest Movements in China

Nickesia S. Gordon and Yuhan Huang

36 Refusing Mastery, Mastering Refusal: Critical Communication Pedagogy and Gender

Benny Lemaster and Deanna L. Fassett

37 Gender Futurity at the Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Afrofuturism

Amber Johnson

38 Latinx Feminist Activism for the Safety of Women Journalists

Aimée Vega Montiel

39 Pushing Boundaries: Toward the Development of a Model for Transing Communication in (Inter)Cultural Contexts

Gust A. Yep, Sage E. Russo, and Jace Allen

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Marnel Niles Goins (Ph.D., Howard University) is Interim Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Communication at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Joan Faber McAlister (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Media, & Social Change at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bryant Keith Alexander (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale) is Professor and Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.


"A timely collection for those interested in the complexity of intersectionality and tired of the old white feminist binary "read" on gender and communication." 

- Professor Dreama G. Moon, Ethnic Studies Advisory Council, Department of Communication, California State University