Table of Contents
Last updated February 19, 2001
SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK
Explanation of Theory:FGT evaluates communication by identifying feminist speakers and reframing their speaking qualities as models for women’s liberation.
Theorists: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Article:Campbell, K. K. (1973). The rhetoric of
women’s liberation: An oxymoron. Quarterly Journal of
Interpretations:The women’s movement cannot be
judged by male-gendered, rhetorical standards because women’s rhetoric
reflected the unique experience of women.
is a good theory because it derives from a consistently formulated theoretical
position. It contains a long list of research that is reasonable.
Also, implications for other inquiries are made.
Ideas and Implications:FGT is implies that the elimination of the ideology of male dominant rhetoric is necessary. Its idea to replace it with feminist principles of safety, values, and freedom that are available for both men and women.
public speakers face double bind of having both to reaffirm femininity
and use male-engenders styles of speaking that resulted in criticism that
they were speaking like a man.
Research:Davis, F. (1991). Moving the mountain:
The women’s movement in America since 1960. New
Location in Eight (8) Primary Communication Theory Textbooks:
Anderson, R., & Ross, V. (1998). Questions of communication: A practical introduction to theory (2nd ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. n/a
Cragan, J. F., & Shields, D.C. (1998). Understanding communication theory: The communicative forces for human action. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 300-301
Griffin, E. (2000). A first look at communication theory (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. 337-339
Griffin, E. (1997). A first look at communication theory (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. n/a
Infante, D. A., Rancer, A. S., & Womack, D. F. (1997). Building communication theory (3rd ed.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press. n/a
Littlejohn, S. W. (1999). Theories of human communication (6th ed). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 239-241
West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2000). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. n/a
Wood, J. T. (1997). Communication theories in action: An introduction.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 312-321