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Communication and Women"s Friendships Parallels and Intersections in Literature and Life (Material Culture Series) by Janet Doubler Ward

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Published by Bowling Green University Popular Press .
Written in English


  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Literature,
  • Social Science,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Women in literature,
  • Women Authors,
  • General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Women and literature

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJoanna Stephens Mink (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8130451M
ISBN 10087972644X
ISBN 109780879726447

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Eleven original essays offer a variety of perspectives on the changing ways in which women's friendships have been viewed. The contributors discuss the fundamental values of women's friendships and communication in order to understand the many parallels and intersections between literature and life.   This warm, wise exploration of female friendship from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Just Don’t Understand will help women lean into these powerful relationships. A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK Best friend, old friend, good friend, bff, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: Women’s friendships are a lifeline in times /5(28). : Communication and Women's Friendships: Parallels and Intersections in Literature and Life (Material Culture Series) (): Ward, Janet Doubler, Mink, Joanna Stephens: BooksFormat: Paperback.   Many of the friendships Tannen considers in the book—her own, occasionally, but most often the ones lived by the women she interviews—are ones that have ended, for both grand and petty reasons.

  This book will demonstrate how to work effectively in your relationship. Some skills focused on are: improved communication, coping with problems, and resolving conflicts in healthier ways. This version of the book teaches the reader acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT helps each person to accept his or her partner's feelings and. Get this from a library! Communication and women's friendships: parallels and intersections in literature and life. [Janet Doubler Ward; JoAnna Stephens Mink;] -- Today, women need once again to develop the bonds of "sisterhood" which can provide the support which our families, our "significant other" relationships, and our social institutions have left void. Women's Best Friendships: Beyond Betty, Veronica, Thelma, and Louise is a fresh and exciting look at the inner workings of relationships between women. Drawing upon a multitude of issues and insights, this book is a must-have for women's studies classes. "In this marvelous book, Beverly Fehr presents a comprehensive and richly detailed examination of what scholars have learned about the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of friendships Overall, a model of careful scholarship, clear writing, and good sense. For anyone studying friendships, there is no better place to start. This is perhaps the best book of its kind.".

  Some have labeled the tendency for women to share their feelings and to use conversations particularly to deepen friendships as “rapport talk.” Men’s tendency to focus on simply exchanging information in conversations has been labeled “report talk.” (Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe, and Diana K. Ivy, Communication: Principles for a. Making and Keeping Friends: A Self-Help Guide (PDF) – Making new friends, setting healthy boundaries, and keeping friendships strong. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health – How to boost your health with healthy friendships. (Mayo Clinic). This is a book that discusses women's roles with friendships and how they perceive their friendships as. The first section discusses about truly toxic friends, the second section is about so-so friends, and the last section is healthy friendships/5. Gender Communication Differences Men and women communicate in different ways and about different things, this postulate is accepted as true by many people. Women use conversation basically to establish intimacy and relationship, while men use it to gain status.