What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This video breaks new ground, both substantively and stylistically. Substantively, it synthesizes discussion of both verbal and nonverbal behavior, grounding this discussion in the complex and compelling ways in which cultural patterns and expectations shape those behaviors. Stylistically, the video is a delight. In using real students, people who look and are as varied as the likely viewers, the messages of the video become much more compelling. There is a delightful humor; the role reversals of the kinesics examples and the hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine voices are wonderful. This will be an excellent tool for any classroom discussion of gender and communication.” —
Judith A. Howard, Prof. of Sociology and Chair,
Dept. of Women’s Studies, Univ. of Washington
Gender and Communication: Male-Female Differences in Language and Nonverbal Behavior
Gender and Communication: Male-Female
Differences in Language and Nonverbal Behavior
a powerful inﬂuence on all facets of human communication and raises many profound social issues. How does our gender aﬀect us in everyday interactions? Are we treated diﬀerently because we are male or female? When we speak to someone, does the way we speak depend on the listener’s gender?
This provocative and richly discussible video explores the impact that gender has on both verbal messages (including speech, language, and vocabulary) as well as the nonverbal channels of communication such as vocal paralanguage, haptics (touch), kinesics (movement, gestures, and posture), proxemics (spatial behavior) and other “unwritten” languages.
Gender and Communication examines a variety of fascinating topics that will engage students’ interest.
These include interruptions in conversations, gender bias in vocabulary and language, patterns of inequality in speech and conversation, cultural images of