Stiffed

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2019-10-15

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This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinaryNew York Timesbestseller featuresa new introduction from the author!"e;Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills unfold with breathtaking confidence and beauty... She goes a long way toward eliminating the black and white, good and evil, male and female polarities that have riven the sexes in the past three decades..."e; TimeIn 1991, internationally renowned feminist journalist Susan Faludi ignited a revival of the womens movement with her revelatory investigative reportage: Backlash was nothing less than a landmark, uncovering an undeclared war against womens equality in the media, advertising, Hollywood, the workplace, and governmenta war that is still being fought today.Stiffed may be even more essential than Backlash to understanding the cultural riptides that led to Trumpian America. Here, Faludi turns her attention to the so-called Angry Male politics plaguing the nation. Through deeply researched, nuanced, and empathetic character studies of distressed industrial workers, laid-off aerospace engineers, combat veterans, football fans, evangelical husbands, suburban and inner-city teenage boys, and Hollywood and porn actors, Stiffed goes beyond the easy explanations of male misbehaviorthat its driven by chromosomes or hormonesto lay bare the powerful social and economic forces that have shattered the postwar compact defining American manhood. Faludis vivid storytelling illuminates the historic and traumatic paradigm shift from a utilitarian manliness, grounded in civic and communal service, to an ornamental masculinity shaped by entertainment, marketing, and performance values. Read in the light of Trumpian politics and the #MeToo movement, Faludis analysis speaks acutely to our present crisis, and to a foreboding future.Stiffeddelivers a searing portrait of modern-day male America, and traces the provenance of a gender war that continues to rage, unabated.

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Genre: Gender studies: men

Collection: William Morrow Paperbacks

Type: EPub

Pages: 672

ISBN: 9780062859808

Additional Information

Genre: Gender studies: men

Collection: William Morrow Paperbacks

Type: EPub

Pages: 672

ISBN: 9780062859808

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