Gender in Applied Communications Contexts

Gender in Applied Communications Contexts Sex Roles, Vol. 52, Nos. 9/10, May 2005 ( 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-3738-2 Book Review Gender in Applied Communications Contexts. (p. xiv). Further they emphasize that contexts direct Edited by Patrice M. Buzzanell, Helen Sterk, but do not determine member practice. Following a and Lynn H. Turner, Thousand Oaks, CA, performance approach, their attention is directed to Sage; 2004, 373 pp., $39.95 (paperback), $79.95 “doing gender” and “gendering,” which imply that (hardcover). gendered identities are produced, reproduced, and inevitably imbricated in a constellation of power re- The best scholarship on gender is one that trans- lations (p. xv). lates readily into advocacy, action, and intervention Given the aim of the book to examine gender in without blunting its theoretical teeth. The repertoire applied communication contexts, separate sections of 14 articles and four commentaries included in are devoted to organizational, health, pedagogical, the book “Gender in Applied Communication Con- and family contexts. A chapter on sexual harassment texts,” edited by Patrice M. Buzzanell, Helen Sterk, in the section on organizational contexts is hardly a and Lynn H. Turner, clearly demonstrate a com- surprise. However, Buzzanell’s essay is both broad mitment to feminist praxis, while retaining a focus and deep, as she Sex Roles Springer Journals

Gender in Applied Communications Contexts

Sex Roles , Volume 52 (10) – Jan 1, 2005

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2005 by Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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