CMN101Sm09July28_GenderlectStyles

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Genderlect Styles Theory CMN 101 Communication Theories Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Sex and Gender: What’s the Difference? ± Sex Genetically determined A dichotomous variable ± Gender Psychological and social manifestations of what one believes to be male and/or female A continuous variable Related to, but not equated with, sex Society’s conceptualization of gender changes over time ± Sex differences vs. gender differences
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Genderlect Styles Theory: Overview ± General Focus: Differences between men and women in conversation styles ± Key assumptions There are feminine and masculine styles of discourse— like two cultural dialects Male-female conversation is cross-cultural communication Female and male styles of conversation are equally valid
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Feminine Focus vs. Masculine Focus ± Women seek human connection Crucial to be liked by others, especially peers Strive to build and maintain symmetrical connections ± Men mainly concerned with status
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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