Susan Faludi Summary

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Essays & Analysis (29)

1,981 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following excerpted review essay, Rapping finds shortcomings in Backlash's dogmatic feminist agenda and superficial analysis of complex, and often contradictory, social trends. According... Read more
925 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Shore offers a favorable assessment of Backlash. Women’s issues occupy a strange position in the collective consciousness of America. Even 20 years after the ground-bre... Read more
5,398 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following review of Backlash, Eberstadt provides an extended negative critique in which she cites a series of contradictions and weaknesses in Faludi's assertions. If feminists of the 19... Read more
1,082 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following excerpted review essay, Epstein offers a positive assessment of Backlash. America’s ambivalence about the roles of women today was played out most ironically in the past presid... Read more
759 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Fink offers a positive summary of Backlash. Susan Faludi’s account of the backlash movement [in Backlash] is thorough indeed. Although the war against American women ma... Read more
993 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following excerpted essay, Crawford discusses the cultural construction of negative female stereotypes and Faludi's critique of such constructions in Backlash. Popular press books are of... Read more
807 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Chinni offers unfavorable assessment of Stiffed. If 1990s America offers one overarching lesson, it is that the cultural labels we once used to define our societal tribes are ... Read more
1,343 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Fukuyama pans the book Stiffed for its lack of logical analysis and coherence, and states that Faludi is a better journalist than social thinker. Journalist Susan Faludi rose ... Read more
1,461 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Lacher provides an overview of Faludi's career and the media attention surrounding Backlash and Stiffed, including Faludi's own comments on her life and work. If ... Read more
1,602 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following review, Fussell summarizes Faludi's observations in Stiffed about the contemporary American man. “Welcome to Testosterone Country!” says a Promise Keeper to Susan... Read more
1,894 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following negative review of Stiffed, Decter derides Faludi's presentation of American men as victims of postwar consumer culture. Six years ago, as she tells us in her new book, Susan F... Read more
1,245 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Showalter offers a positive evaluation of Backlash. Every successful movement for women’s emancipation has been followed by a virulent backlash threatening women with t... Read more
1,562 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following positive review of Stiffed, Flanders commends Faludi's journalism, though finds shortcomings in her focus on working-class men and the importance of male stereotypes. Flanders ... Read more
823 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review of Stiffed, Abrams praises Faludi's social observations and journalistic portraiture. However, she notes that Faludi makes victims out of men by simply transposing old f... Read more
687 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Wilson-Smith offers a positive assessment of Stiffed, though notes that Faludi's sympathy for brutal men is occasionally too generous. Susan Faludi likes men. Her affec... Read more
885 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Fields offers a negative evaluation of Stiffed. Stiffed is the brave new word to describe the betrayal of the American man. Poor babies. The pressure of postmodern masculinity... Read more
5,452 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following extended review, Wolcott offers a negative evaluation of Stiffed. “Faludi's tome,” writes Wolcott, “is an almost self-parodying product of crisis-mongering... Read more
1,940 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following review of Stiffed, Van Leeuwen finds shortcomings in Faludi's overly long presentation and narrow selection of case examples, mainly marginalized middle-class, white men. My fa... Read more
3,426 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following unfavorable review of Stiffed, Willis objects to Faludi's nostalgic stereotypes of masculinity and her thesis that male anxiety stems from manipulative mass culture and paterna... Read more
831 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review of Stiffed, Goldstein commends Faludi's effort to define the crisis of male identity as a product of consumerism rather than feminism, though complains of the book... Read more
1,748 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following negative review of Stiffed, Kimball finds Faludi's description of a generalized “male crisis” unconvincing and contends that Faludi has merely applied the feminis... Read more
2,259 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following review, Smith offers a positive evaluation of Stiffed. Around the beginning of the nineteenth century in the United States a remarkable shift occurred. Advice guides on parenting, alm... Read more
1,957 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following review of Backlash, Young finds shortcomings in Faludi's “selective treatment of facts” and distorted conclusions about the current state of women's libera... Read more
890 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review of Backlash, Clift commends Faludi's “reportage” but finds weaknesses in her analysis of contemporary feminism and the costs of women's liberation. ... Read more
1,789 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following review, Bennetts offers high praise for Backlash. I came away from Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women feeling not only that it should be required reading for all Amer... Read more
994 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Rebeck offers a positive assessment of Backlash. A recent article in the “Style” section of the Chicago Tribune exemplified the power of the backlash. The articl... Read more
1,032 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following negative review of Backlash, Gallagher attacks Faludi's feminist perspective, particularly her support for divorce and her unwillingness to admit the importance of children and... Read more
717 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following excerpted review-essay, Wheelwright commends Faludi's effort to put feminism back in the media spotlight, but finds shortcomings in her monolithic portrayal of feminism in Back... Read more
5,020 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following excerpted review essay, Doody offers a positive assessment of Backlash and further confirms Faludi's assertions about the insidious cultural and economic assault on women... Read more