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ERIC Number: ED341099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Pages: 22
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Gender and Book Reviews in SCA Publications: 1980-1989.
McCorkle, Suzanne
A study examined whether gender inequities occur in book reviews published in Speech Communication Association (SCA) journals. Three SCA journals (Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Education, and Text and Performance Quarterly) were analyzed over the years from 1980 to 1989 for information relevant to gender equity. Each of the 1,179 book reviews scanned was coded for year, journal editor's sex, author's sex, placement of the review in the section, space allocated to the review, if the review was of one book or a group of books, the content area of the book, reviewer's sex, journal, if the reviewer's name appeared in the table of contents, and the book editor's sex. Extensive results for the journals both singly and combined included the findings that: (1) female authors were not reviewed at the same rate as male authors in the three journals studied; (2) the majority (68.9%) of book reviewers were male, with reviewer gender relatively balanced in "Text and Performance Quarterly," somewhat balanced in "Communication Education," and clearly not balanced in the "Quarterly Journal of Speech"; and (3) female reviewers were more likely than males to review female written books. (Two graphs of data are included.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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