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expressive communication

expressive communication  

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Any communication in which the primary function is to express or arouse emotion (respectively sender-oriented or receiver-oriented modes), or in which the mode of expression (e.g. textual form) is ...
face-ism

face-ism  

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A tendency for mass-media images (notably photographs in newspapers and magazines) to emphasize the faces of men and the bodies of women, thus reinforcing a gender stereotype aligning males with the ...
femininity

femininity  

A summary term, contrasted with masculinity, for the distinctive ways of acting and feeling on the part of women. Precisely what characteristics are listed varies, though passivity, dependence, and ...
feminization

feminization  

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n. the development of female secondary sexual characteristics (enlargement of the breasts, loss of facial hair, and fat beneath the skin) in the male, either as a result of an endocrine disorder or ...
gender bias

gender bias  

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A preference for persons of a particular sex (which it has become politically correct to describe as their “gender”) in hiring, promotion. To some extent gender bias is built into the English ...
gender differences

gender differences  

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1. Often used synonymously with gender.2. Differences in attitudes, values, or behaviour attributable to social constructions of gender rather than to biological differences but which are naturalized ...
Gender Roles

Gender Roles  

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A set of behaviour patterns, attitudes, and personality characteristics stereotypically perceived as masculine or feminine within a culture. See also gender (1).
genderlect

genderlect  

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In sociolinguistics, a speech variety or communication style particularly associated with one sex (a kind of dialect). Such styles are shaped by cultural factors: Robin Lakoff, an American linguist ...
informational communication

informational communication  

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*Messages in which the primary content is referential (see also content message; referentiality). Referential language functions primarily to record or communicate information. For example, the ...
instrumental communication

instrumental communication  

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Communication in which the primary goal is to ‘transmit’ an intended meaning (informational and/or persuasive) accurately and effectively, and in which communication is merely a means to an end. The ...
masculinity

masculinity  

‘A highly differentiated identity category with its own internal relations of alliance, subordination and dominance’ (R. Connell1995). McDowell (2002) Env. & Plan. D 20, 1 explores the social ...
stereotype

stereotype  

A preconceived and oversimplified idea of the characteristics which typify a person, race, or community which may lead to treating them in a particular way.
television viewing styles

television viewing styles  

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Modes of interaction by individuals with television in particular viewing contexts, including the viewer's relative focus on TV compared to simultaneous activities, degree of attention to the screen, ...

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