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NonVerbal Communication Notes September 9

by: Layla Anderson

NonVerbal Communication Notes September 9 COM 316

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These notes cover nonverbal communication as well as gender in the news topics.
Gender and Communications
Daniel Brouwer
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nonverballcomunication, Gender, News, currentevents, communication, Nonverbal
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Date Created: 09/11/16
Announcements: ● Each person by next thursday needs to nominate a reading for your group ● Next Tuesday we start a new movement on gender social movements­how to organize to create change ○ Pages 293­299 in your book ● Next thursday, women's issues in terms of international/transnationalism ● National organization for men against sexism ● Straight edge culture Gender in the News #1: Stories that play into aspects of media 1. The gaming world Ex. The Sims ❖ Gender Fluidity and Gender Expression in Gaming: by allowing female characters to create  characters with unique characteristics, behaviors, the opportunity to wear high heels etc…. ❖ Gaming incorporates many aspects of gender, lines of gender, and gender conformity 2. Burkini Ban in France is Overturned ❖ What is a burkini? ➢ Muslim female swimsuit that covers the entire body ❖ Many argue that the ban was islamophobic ❖ The mayor who banned it was a male 3. Lena Dunham and Odell Beckham Jr. ❖ Lena Dunham made comments about her being seated next to football player, Odell Beckham  Jr, regarding his perception of her as a “That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean. He just seemed confused.”” ❖ Lena ultimately apologized for the accusation ❖ Suggestion of the overt sexualization of male bodies and broader discussions of gender and  race relations put together 4. Malala Yousafzai Advocacy ❖ Assaulted on a bus in her hometown ❖ Since, she has appeared on the daily show with John Staurt ❖ Stands as a figure of feminism NonVerbal Communication (NVC) And I have read the right book  To interpret your look You were knocking me down With the palm of your eye Lyrics from Joanna Newsom, “Peach, Plum, Pear” ➔ Example of nonverbal communication: saying “I’m fine” when in reality, body language suggests otherwise ➔ Resting bitch face/resting dick face ➔ Body language/eye expressions/facial expressions ➔ May be based off assumptions  ❏ Gender differences:  ❏ women who don’t smile are assumed to be a bitch ❏ Men who don’t smile are assumed to be tired Nonverbal Communication: Types ★ Artifacts: things ○ Definition: how we see ourselves and how we express our identities ○ Examples:  ■ Tattoos: some tattoos may suggest toughness/masculinity  ■ Tattoos: males generally don’t get tattoos in the “tramp stamp” spot ■ Male vs female cars ○ The use of artifacts to shape one’s relation to space ○ Examples ■ Women taking two seats with their purse in the window seat in order to avoid having a  conversation with a male… this ties into proxemics ★ Proxemics (space) ○ Definition: space and our use of it (you can remember this in terms of “proximity”) ○ How does our use of space communicate power ○ Example: males leaving space next to each other ■ They do this in order to avoid the assumption that they are gay  ○ Territoriality ■ Definition ■ Cultural Differences ■ Gender Differences (eg. invasions of space): in general, a woman will generally treat a male  more politely and say “sorry” when a man invades her space ★ Haptics:  ○ Definition: touch, and our access of touch ○ Access to bodies:  ■ as a society, we assume that it is more ok to touch a woman’s body ○ Example ■ Pregnant woman ○ Example ■ Children: parents touch their female children more than they touch their male children ★ Kinesics (facial expressions as well as body movements) ○ #LikeAGirl campaign: “throw like a girl/run like a girl” ○ How is body movement an expression of your gender? ○ Conversational maintenance: staying engaged by moving your body to see a person ★ Paralanguage (inflection, pitch, sounds) ○ The noises of our voice apart from the world ○ Convergence of biology and socialization ■ Larynx­males tend to have a larger fold in their larynx so they typically have lower voices ● However… sometimes males attempt to speak in a lower register in order to be perceived as  being more manly


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