1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Communication

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ISBN 9781138329188
November 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
704 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides an extensive overview of current research on the complex relationships between communication and gender. Featuring a broad variety of entries written by leading and upcoming scholars, this edited volume 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 identities

• Visualizing gender

• Politics of gender

• Gendered contexts and strategies

• Gendered violence and communication

• Gendered advocacy in action

Within these sections central issues, debates and problems are examined, including: the ethics and politics of gender as identity, impacts of media and technology, legal and legislative battlegrounds over gender inequality and LGBTQ human rights, changing institutional contexts, recent research into communication and gendered violence, in addition to linking academic research on communication and gender to activism and advocacy beyond the academy

The Routledge Handbook to Gender and Communication will be an invaluable reference work for students and researchers in gender studies and communication studies, its international perspectives and the range of themes covered making it an essential and pragmatic pedagogical resource.

Table of Contents



  1. Performing Gender Complaint as Airport Activism, Or: Don’t Get Over It When It’s Not Over, Stacy Holman Jones, Monash University & Anne Harris Monash University
  2. Dense Particularities: Race, Spirituality, and Queer/Quare Intersectionalities, Bryant Keith Alexander, Loyola Marymount University
  3. Gaysian Fabulosity: Quare(ing) the Normal and Ordinary, Shinsuke Eguchi, University of New Mexico
  4. Communication, Gender, and Career in MENA Countries: Navigating the Push and Pull of Empowerment and Exclusion, Astrid Villamil, University of Missouri & Suzy D’Enbeau, Kent State University
  5. Chicano Masculinities, Kostia Lennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  6. A New Materialist Framework for Activism in the Age of Mediatization: The Entanglement of Bodies, Objects, Images & Affects, Mariam Betlemidze, California State University, San Bernardino

  8. Interrogating the Awkward Black Girl: Beyond Controlling Images of Black Women in Televised Comedies, Kimberly R. Moffitt, University of Maryland, Baltimore & Tammy Sanders Henderson, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  9. The Male Gaze in Visual Culture, Claire Sisco King, Vanderbilt University
  10. Vida: Anti-Colonial Queer and Feminist Web TV and the Gaze of Allyship, Carolyn Elerding, Wichita State University
  11. Body Image and Global Media, Jasmine Fardouly, Macquarie University, Vani Kakar, Macquarie University, & Phillippa Diedrichs, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus
  12. Blood, Bodies, and Shame: Indian Artists Combating Menstrual Stigma on Instagram, Marissa Joanna Doshi, Hope College
  13. Monstrous Erasure: Quare Femme (In)visibility in Get Out, Bernadette Marie Calafell, Gonzaga University
  14. Queer Aesthetics, Playful Politics, and Ethical Masculinities in Luca Guadagnino’s Filmic Adaptation of André Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name, J. Nautiyal, Gonzaga University
  15. Feminist and Queer Arts Activism, Clare Johnson, University of the West of England, Bristol

  17. Making Waves: Maxine Waters’s Black Feminist and Womanist Rebuke of Supremacist Hegemony, Tracey Owens Patton, University of Wyoming & Nancy Small, University of Wyoming
  18. One Step Forward...Gender, Communication and The Fragility of Gender(ed) Political Progress, Michele L. Hammers, Loyola Marymount University, Nina M. Lozano, Loyola Marymount University, & Craig Rich, Loyola Marymount University
  19. The Specter of Trans Bodies: Public and Political Discourse about "Bathroom Bills," KC Councilor, Southern Connecticut State University
  20. Research on Gender and Political Rhetoric: Masculinity, Ingenuity, and the Double Bind, Kristina Horn Sheeler, Serena Hawkins, & Eline van den Bossche
  21. Resisting Orientalist/Islamophobic Feminisms: (Re)Framing The Politics of Difference, Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui, Arizona State University & Shadee Abdi, San Francisco State University
  22. 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, Sapir Academic College, Israel
  23. Invisible In/Humanity: Feminist Epistemic Ethics and Rhetorical Studies, Kundai Chirindo, Lewis & Clark College

  25. Organizational Discourse and Sexuality in Male Dominated Organizational Settings, Clifton Scott, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Aly Stetyick, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, & Jaime Bochantin, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  26. Shifting Sands and Moving Goal Posts: Communicating Gender in Sport, Kitrina Douglas, University of West London & University of Coimbra, & David Carless, Queen’s University Belfast
  27. Gender, Sexuality, and Health Communication during the Illness Experience, Kallia Wright, Illinois College & Kesha Morant Williams, Penn State Berks
  28. Women First: Bumble™ as a Model for Managing Online Gendered Conflict, Sean Eddington, Kansas State University, & Patrice M. Buzzanell, University of South Florida
  29. Straight (White) Women Writing about Men Bonking? Complicating our Understanding of Gender and Sexuality in Fandom, Mel Stanfill, University of Central Florida

  31. Imaging Rape, Imagining Woman in Indian Cinema: Victim, Vigilante or Devi Killer? Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia
  32. Speak up, Sis: Black Women, Race and News Coverage of the Me Too Movement, Tia C. M. Tyree, Howard University
  33. Digital Testimonios of and Witnessing to Salma Hayek and America Ferrera’s Disclosures of Sexual Harassment & Assault, Raisa Alvarado, Dixie State University & Michelle A. Holling, California State University San Marcos
  34. From Innocents to Experts: Queer and Trans of Color Interventions into #metoo, Elena Elías Krell, Vasser University
  35. Symbolic Erasure as Semiotic Violence: The Link Between Verbal and Physical Harm, Kate Lockwood Harris, University of Minnesota
  36. Sherlock Holmes and the Case for Toxic Masculinity, Ashley Morgan, Cardiff Metropolitan University

  38. Queer Praxis: The Daily Labors of Love and Agitation, Dustin Bradley Goltz, DePaul University & Jason Zingsheim, Governors State University
  39. Communicating Gender Advocacy: Riding the Fourth Wave of Feminism, Sarah Jane Blithe, University of Nevada, Reno & Mackenna Neal, University of Nevada, Reno
  40. The Oppositional Gaze as Spectacle: Feminist Visual Protest Movements in China, Nickesia S. Gordon, Rochester Institute of Technology & Yuhan Huang, Rochester Institute of Technology
  41. Refusing Mastery, Mastering Refusal: Critical Communication Pedagogy and Gender, Benny LeMaster, Arizona State University & Deanna L. Fassett, San José State University
  42. Gender Futurity at the Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Afrofuturism, Amber Johnson, Saint Louis University
  43. Latinx Feminist Activism for the Safety of Women Journalists, Aimée Vega Montiel, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  44. Pushing Boundaries: Toward the Development of a Model for Transing Communication in (Inter)cultural Contexts, Gust A. Yep, San Francisco State University, Sage E. Russo, San Francisco State University, & Jace Allen, San Francisco State University

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Marnel Niles Goins is Interim Dean, School of Design, Arts, and Humanities, Marymount University.

Joan Faber McAlister is Associate Professor in the Department for the Study of Culture and Society Drake University.

Bryant Keith Alexander is currently Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University.