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A sentence made by men - Muted group theory revisited

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This article takes a fresh look at the Ardeners' muted group theory, originally applied in social anthropology and later taken up by the women's movement. The theory has wider applicability in aiding understanding of the communication processes between females and males but there is a need for a combination of disparate types of research extending the focus beyond mutedness as a structural product to the processes by which women are rendered mute, involving a broader analysis of the political, economic and organizational context. The communications research arena is envisaged as one in which further work could be carried out.

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Author(s): Gannon-Leary P; Wall CJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Womens Studies

Year: 1999

Volume: 6

Issue: 1

Pages: 21-29

Print publication date: 01/02/1999

ISSN (print): 1350-5068

ISSN (electronic): 1461-7420

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1177/135050689900600103


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