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Feminist Communication Studies

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Feminist communication studies represents a rich research tradition that details the complex ways in which feminism is infused into different conceptual areas including organizational, interpersonal, family, political, health, mediated, and rhetorical communication traditions. There is no unified definition of feminism that guides feminist communication studies. That is, feminist communication researchers approach research and analysis in different ways and use multiple methodological and analytic frameworks. However, feminist communication studies is broadly concerned with giving voice to women’s experiences and perspectives; destabilizing gendered power relations in the research process; producing research that has the potential to facilitate more gender equitable practices, processes, and policies; and engaging in activism to overcome the oppression of women.

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