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The Resource Backlash : the undeclared war against American women, Susan Faludi

Backlash : the undeclared war against American women, Susan Faludi

Label
Backlash : the undeclared war against American women
Title
Backlash
Title remainder
the undeclared war against American women
Statement of responsibility
Susan Faludi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women's Rights "Opting-out," "security moms," "desperate housewives," "the new baby fever"'the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the same backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestselling book of revelations. Now, the book that reignited the feminist movement is back in a fifteenth anniversary edition, with a new preface by the author that brings backlash consciousness up to date. When it was first published, Backlash made headlines for puncturing such favorite media myths as the "infertility epidemic" and the "man shortage," myths that defied statistical realities. These willfully fictitious media campaigns added up to an antifeminist backlash. Whatever progress feminism has recently made, Faludi's words today seem prophetic. The media still love stories about stay-at-home moms and the "dangers" of women's career ambitions; the glass ceiling is still low; women are still punished for wanting to succeed; basic reproductive rights are still hanging by a thread. The backlash clearly exists. With passion and precision, Faludi shows in her new preface how the creators of commercial culture distort feminist concepts to sell products while selling women downstream, how the feminist ethic of economic independence is twisted into the consumer ethic of buying power, and how the feminist quest for self-determination is warped into a self-centered quest for self-improvement. Backlash is a classic of feminism, an alarm bell for women of every generation, reminding us of the dangers that we still face. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
A sweeping examination of the women's movement identifies the factions--economic, political, and cultural--that have led to its demise, looking at film, fashion, science, law, politics, and the media
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1992.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 1991.
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154546
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
305.420973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the undeclared war against American women
Label
Backlash : the undeclared war against American women, Susan Faludi
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=285764
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Crown, ©1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Myths and flashbacks -- Man shortages and barren wombs: the myths of the backlash -- Backlashes then and now -- The backlash in popular culture -- The "trends" of antifeminism: the media and the backlash -- Fatal and fetal visions: the backlash in the movies -- Teen angels and unwed witches: the backlash on TV -- Dressing the dolls: the fashion backlash -- Beauty and the backlash -- Origins of a reaction: backlash movers, shakers, and thinkers -- The politics of resentment: the new right's war on women -- Ms. Smith leaves Washington: the backlash in national politics -- The backlash brain trust: from neocons to neofems -- George Gilder: "America's number-one antifeminist" -- Allan Bloom: a refugee from the feminist occupation -- Michael and Margarita Levin: boys don't cook and girls don't do long division -- Warren Farrell: the liberated man recants -- Robert Bly: turning "yogurt eaters" into "wild men" -- Sylvia Ann Hewlett: the neofeminist's lesser work -- Betty Friedan: revisionism as a marketing tool -- Carol Gilligan: different voices or Victorian echoes? -- Backlashings: the effects on women's minds, jobs, and bodies -- It's all in your mind: popular psychology joins the backlash -- The wages of the backlash: the toll on working women -- Reproductive rights under the backlash: the invasion of women's bodies -- Epilogue -- Notes
Control code
ocn501016843
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
15th anniverary ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307426871
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00153046
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
54775D73-67A8-4C4D-968C-B16B27110CA5
System control number
(OCoLC)501016843
Label
Backlash : the undeclared war against American women, Susan Faludi
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=285764
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Crown, ©1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Myths and flashbacks -- Man shortages and barren wombs: the myths of the backlash -- Backlashes then and now -- The backlash in popular culture -- The "trends" of antifeminism: the media and the backlash -- Fatal and fetal visions: the backlash in the movies -- Teen angels and unwed witches: the backlash on TV -- Dressing the dolls: the fashion backlash -- Beauty and the backlash -- Origins of a reaction: backlash movers, shakers, and thinkers -- The politics of resentment: the new right's war on women -- Ms. Smith leaves Washington: the backlash in national politics -- The backlash brain trust: from neocons to neofems -- George Gilder: "America's number-one antifeminist" -- Allan Bloom: a refugee from the feminist occupation -- Michael and Margarita Levin: boys don't cook and girls don't do long division -- Warren Farrell: the liberated man recants -- Robert Bly: turning "yogurt eaters" into "wild men" -- Sylvia Ann Hewlett: the neofeminist's lesser work -- Betty Friedan: revisionism as a marketing tool -- Carol Gilligan: different voices or Victorian echoes? -- Backlashings: the effects on women's minds, jobs, and bodies -- It's all in your mind: popular psychology joins the backlash -- The wages of the backlash: the toll on working women -- Reproductive rights under the backlash: the invasion of women's bodies -- Epilogue -- Notes
Control code
ocn501016843
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
15th anniverary ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307426871
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00153046
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
54775D73-67A8-4C4D-968C-B16B27110CA5
System control number
(OCoLC)501016843

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