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Contextual Approaches in Communication

Edited By Corina Daba-Buzoianu, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Contexual Approaches in Communication is a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of communication issues: social responsibility, social media, cyberbullying, interpersonal communication, gender issues and the impact of Facebook, advertising, television and mobese cameras. The book addresses educators, researchers, social students and teachers and it will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a communication context.
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Does Gender Reflect on Interpersonal Communication?: Women’s and Men’s Communication Styles



Communication takes part in every aspect of life and life without communication is unimaginable. Quite often, the process of communication is disrupted by misunderstandings. These misunderstandings are particularly frequent in communication between women and men. Do women and men communicate in different forms and ways? If they do, what is the main reason(s) of this difference? Even though women and men speak the same language, it is perceived as if they speak different languages, since there are differences in terms of the words they choose and the their points of focus. The reason of this difference is explained by the functional approach to interpersonal relationships and by the fact that the communication skills of the people are somehow related to the functions that they expect from the aforementioned relationship. In this context, it can be stated that the communication, which is established when there are gender-related, cultural, etc. differences, is closely influenced by the differences in communication values of the person (Holmstrom, 2009, pp. 225–226).

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Gender communication is a very specific field in communication works. Gender communication focuses on explaining women’s and men’s communication forms, communication styles, and the differences between their verbal and non-verbal communication. The term “gender” is preferred over the term “sex.” The reason for this preference is that “sex” refers to a person as a genetic factor, while “gender” refers to the form or style identified by society and that is preferred by...

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