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Borisoff, Deborah

Works: 21 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 3,522 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary films  Cross-cultural studies  Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Other, Editor
Classifications: P96.S48, 305.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deborah Borisoff
Cross-cultural communication : how culture affects communication( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in cross-cultural communication are examined including public behavior, taboos, power, stereotyping, time conceptualization, socialization, direct and indirect communication and high context versus low context cultures
Nonverbal communication and culture( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines nonverbal communication in different cultures. It looks at personal space; body language including gestures, inflection, eye contact, smiling and other facial expressions; and posture. It demonstrates how the same gesture can be interpreted in different ways
The power to communicate : gender differences as barriers by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict management : a communication skills approach by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and French and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and men communicating : challenges and changes by Laurie P Arliss( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening in everyday life : a personal and professional approach( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and communication by Mandy Morrison( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing communication differences between males and females, this program analyzes the differences among male-male, male-female, and female-female interactions
Gestión de conflictos : un enfoque de las técnicas de comunicación by Deborah Borisoff( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communicating power and gender by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a perceptive and outstanding assessment, Communicating Power and Gender examines the relationships between gender and power and how they are linked to and transformed by the communication process. Within this discussion a host of correlations emerge, crossing social, cultural, historical, political, and racial spheres. In order to anchor their discussion Borisoff and Chesebro define the terms gender, power, and communication, which provides an operational platform from which to view fundamental issues such as the effects of stereotyping and verbal and nonverbal communication by gender. The authors also consider four contexts that shape and influence gender socialization and sex-role constructions: mediated communication and gender roles in various media systems, early socialization in the home, the educational landscape, and women and men in the workplace."
Changing aspects in twentieth-century Faustian works : the woman as illuminator and liberator of the isolated hero by Deborah Borisoff( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of Intimacy The Interrelationships between Gender and Listening by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although psychologists, sociologists, family scientists and communication experts are making important contributions to the study of personal relationships, discussion of the gender differences that often create barriers to intimacy, and how these differences are reflected in the communication process, is notably absent from much of this work. While these differences are alluded to repeatedly, nowhere is the connection directly made between intimacy and the listening behavior of women and men. Integrating the salient aspects of listening (knowledge through self-disclosure, interdependence, trust, reciprocated commitment, and communication) with factors that affect the quality of intimate relationships between men and women can help to fill this absence. Such factors include: gender identity in listening and speaking roles, and expression and interpretation of listening in intimate relationships. Hopefully, such understanding will contribute to the knowledge of the concept of intimacy in the culture and will facilitate razing the barriers to intimate relationships that are a product of cultural expectations. Three listening strategies which are connected to the concept of intimacy are (1) self-concept and listening to others; (2) learning the listening strategies of the other; and (3) serving as listening role models. (Fifty references are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Acting in translation : a comparative study of language and acting praxis in English translations of Anton Chekhov's last four plays by Robin Beth Levenson( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is a comparative study of selections from English translations of each of Anton Chekhov's last four plays (The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard). Constantin Stanislavsky's acting techniques and script analysis are used to explore how differences in the language and stage directions, punctuation, syntax, pauses, sound and rhythm, allusions and song in various translations of the plays affect the work of the actor on the performance text. The study includes examinations of the nature of translation, the notion of "Action" from Stanislavsky, and Chekhov's singular dramaturgy. The purpose of the study is not to evaluate or interpret Chekhov's plays, but to discover approaches to working on plays in translation for the theatre practitioner and educator, and to determine practical tools for the actor in the analysis of dramatic form
Male Communication Problems in the Student Body by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper summarizes seven "truths" imparted about male sex traits and sex-role stereotypes that stem from extant research reflecting primarily a dual-culture perspective. The paper includes relevant research findings and insights from male students that suggest that some of the conclusions about men's communication should be revisited. The presumed truths are: (1) men listen for facts and not feelings; (2) women are presumed to be the intimacy experts; (3) male friendships are rooted in sharing activities while female friendships are rooted in dialogue; (4) assumptions about men's self-disclosure and friendships are based, in part, on what men talk about; (5) when sexual harassment on college campuses is addressed, the focus tends to be on women as victims because of their presumed powerlessness in the professor/student relationship; (6) male students are told of the enormous benefits that will accrue to those who share equally in the household and childcare responsibilities; and (7) men wield the power in society. The conclusions are that teachers need to scrutinize the "truths" imparted to students and identify the male populations being taught and the point in their lives at which educators encounter them. Contains 33 references. (Nka)
Strategies for Effective Mentoring and for Being Effectively Mentored A Focus on Ph.D.-Granting Private Research Institutions by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the time a new faculty member is hired until a final decision is made on promotion and tenure, his/her record will undergo constant scrutiny by departmental personnel committees, school and/or university-wide committees, external reviewers, and administrators. A formal and clear-cut mentoring system can benefit new faculty members: senior faculty members assigned as mentors would feel that they have the support, responsibility, and obligation to play a proactive role in establishing an ongoing relationship with the mentee; an explicit mentoring process may reduce the reluctance of the mentor and mentee to be in contact with one another; and others who evaluate a new hiree can contact the mentor. Guidelines regarding an "acceptable" record of scholarship involve the culture's parameters for publication, the publishing process for scholarly books and journal articles, and the relationship of professional associations to scholarly endeavors. Mentors must help the mentee balance teaching and research activities in ways that do not marginalize either activity. Strategies that may enhance and document effective teaching are preparing syllabi that acknowledge the academic climate; balancing student assignments with research deadlines; and enhancing and documenting teaching effectiveness and commitment. Mentors also need to protect junior faculty members from becoming over-extended in service initiatives without diminishing the import of these endeavors. If a productive and professionally committed faculty member becomes fully engaged in research, teaching, and service, the lines between these activities become blurred and the measure of success becomes internal. (Contains 10 references.) (RS)
Ethics of Teaching Gender and Communication by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is difficult to think about masculine and feminine behaviors without simultaneously conjuring the sex-trait and sex-role stereotypes that accompany these behaviors. Despite the fact that much has been written identifying other attributes that ought to be equally valued and encouraged in women's and men's communication ("empathy, ""cooperation, ""sensitivity, ""effective listening," and "assertiveness"), a legacy of literature argues that using bi-polar terms to characterize men as "adventurous, ""dominant""forceful, ""independent, ""masculine" and "strong-willed" and women "emotional, ""passive, ""dependent, ""sentimental, ""submissive, ""feminine," and "nurturing" persists. If Michel Foucault can offer guidance in handling the general question of "standards for gendered behavior," it would seem that the first step would be to alter the power relations by denying the "dividing practices" which divide women from men, and second, when the practices can not be denied (childbirth is an example), denying that the practices are or ought to be reasons for power divisions. Scholars must break down the assumption that females hold the standard for intimate relationships and males the standard for public or professional relationships. Research that supports a rigid sense of male and female behavior, such as some recent research on conversational interruptions, is often deserving of scrutiny. In the classroom, professors must be ever vigilant of absolute gender categories as defined by the textbooks they use. (Contains 79 references.) (Tb)
Training college students to listen at higher levels by Maria F Loffredo-Roca( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Listening is essential to learning yet it is the least taught oral communication skill. This study examined the relationship between training students to listen at higher levels (comprehensive, interpretive, critical-evaluative, and metacognitive) and academic performance. Bartel's (1986) listening hierarchy was used as the basis for this study. Case studies of 16 college students, all drawn from an upper division course in speech communication, were conducted. Subjects were taught higher level listening skills in a five-week, one-credit college course. Pre- and posttest assessment interviews were conducted to determine student competence at each of the listening levels. Pre- and posttest academic performance, as measured by grade point averages, were also examined. Assessment of student understanding and use of the higher level listening skills was concluded during the training through evaluation of performance in class, entries in a listening journal, a listening log, and two short papers. Thirteen of the 16 subjects demonstrated academic improvement as measured by grade point average. All 16 subjects reported the self-perception that they were becoming better students. These results suggest a positive relationship between performance of higher level listening skills and academic performance. Results also suggest that training higher level listening skills earlier in a student's academic career might be beneficial. Subjects appeared to be able to master metacognitive listening skills without competence at the interpretive and critical-evaluative levels. This result implies that the Bartel (1986) hierarchy should be examined further. Results also raised questions about the roles of self-esteem, self-discipline, and personal motivation in the listening process
School for children of Taiwanese businesspeople in mainland China: A multi-site case study of the Chinese approach to conflict management and resolution by Vincent (Tzu-Wen) Cheng( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Using established qualitative methods, historical and interpretive approaches, as well as a conflict management and resolution theoretical framework, this multi-site case study specifically investigates how the governance, curriculum, and textbooks of these schools have historically been conceived, contested, negotiated, resolved, and implemented by stakeholders both in the PRC and the ROC. Close analysis of the governance, curriculum and textbooks used in these schools is also examined to identify what Chinese conflict management and resolution strategies are evident in the negotiation processes and outcomes
Gestin̤ de conflictos: un enfoque de las tčnicas de comunicacin̤ by Deborah Borisoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nonverbal communication and culture( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Este programa examina la comunicación no verbal en las diferentes culturas. Se ve en el espacio personal, lenguaje corporal, incluyendo gestos, inflexiones, contacto visual, sonrisas y otras expresiones faciales, y la postura. Esto demuestra cómo el mismo gesto puede ser interpretado de diferentes maneras
Power to communicate : gender difference as barriers by Deborah Borisoff( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Women and men communicating : challenges and changes
Conflict management : a communication skills approachWomen and men communicating : challenges and changesListening in everyday life : a personal and professional approachCommunicating power and gender
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Borisoff, Deborah

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