Gender and communication : theoretical and empirical directions

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Foster, Don en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dixon, John Andrew en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T08:56:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T08:56:11Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dixon, J. 1992. Gender and communication : theoretical and empirical directions. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13471
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 155-170. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research project addresses a deceptively simple question: what might form the central struts, the foundations, of a useful theory of gender and communication? Two lines of evidence are submitted - a theoretical argument, derived from an analysis of research in the area, and a set of original data, derived from an experiment conducted in a South African context. THEORETICAL ARGUMENT The dissertation begins with an appraisal of current theoretical models. These can be divided into two broad categories: the 'dominance' perspective holds that gender differences in communication reflect wider status inequalities between men and women; the 'difference' perspective holds that such differences are the product of an intricate socialization process, whereby the sexes learn gender specific rules of speech. Neither position, it is contended, provides an adequate account of gender and language use. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Gender and communication : theoretical and empirical directions en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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