"You Just Don't Understand" ( Deborah Tannen )
A critical review of this work on different conversation styles of men and women and the resulting difficulties in communicating.
# 22412 | 2,250 words | 1 source | 1995 |
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Communication (Interpersonal) , English (Analysis) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender)
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From the Paper:"Deborah Tannen, in You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, has two primary purposes in mind. First, she wants to describe and give examples of how men and women have very different ways of conversing. Second, she wants to suggest that once we come to understand these different ways of communicating, we can begin to make allowances for the opposite gender's communications and as a result experience more successful exchanges of information, ideas and feelings in conversation.
Tannen does not want us to radically change our ways of conversing, but rather to show why men and women misunderstand one another so frequently. Men basically believe that women in conversation want to take away their freedom, that there is something threatening about the way women converse. Women, on the ..."
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