Women's Studies in Communication

Publication covering communications and women.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall

Cultural and Parental Communicative Influences on the Career Success of White and Black Women
This study investigated cultural and parental communicative influences on the career success of White and Black women. A questionnaire was distributed to 123 Black and White women who were members of two organizations that required "career success"...
Editor's Remarks
Welcome to Women's Studies in Communication. As a journal that begins by recognizing that the personal is political, Women's Studies in Communication occupies a special place in our field. This starting point makes WSIC uniquely suited to serve a great...
Isn't It Ironic? the Intersection of Third-Wave Feminism and Generation X
In this essay, I analyze how gender is constructed and communicated by women popularly associated with and thus representative of Generation X in order to assess the nature of the relationship between Generation X and third-wave feminism and to chart...
Postmodernism, Resistance, and Cyberspace: Making Rhetorical Spaces for Feminist Mothers on the Web
This article argues that online communities can be seen as fostering meaningful political action, but that to understand such action requires rethinking the notion of political resistance in postmodern terms. Its claims are based on rhetorical analysis...
The Roles of Sex, Empathy, and Credibility in Out-of-Class Communication between Faculty and Students
As the process of education extends beyond the formal classroom, this article focuses on out-of-class (OOC) communication between faculty and students. A study exploring the roles of student sex and instructor sex, as well as student perceptions of...
Young Women's Perceptions of Print Cigarette Advertising
Twenty-eight middle-school-aged girls participated in focus group interviews designed to elicit their perceptions of images and messages embedded in print cigarette advertising directed at women. Five themes emerged from the transcribed group discussions:...
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