The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man

by

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One of the most talked-about books of last year, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Backlash now explores the collapse of traditional masculinity that has left men feeling betrayed. With Backlash in 1991, Susan Faludi broke new ground when she put her finger directly on the problem bedeviling women, and the light of recognition dawned on millions of her readers: what's making women miserable isn't something they're doing to themselves in the name of independence. It's something our society is doing to women. The book was nothing less than a landmark. Now in Stiffed, the author turns her attention to the masculinity crisis plaguing our culture at the end of the '90s, an era of massive layoffs, "Angry White Male" politics, and Million Man marches. As much as the culture wants to proclaim that men are made miserable--or brutal or violent or irresponsible--by their inner nature and their hormones, Faludi finds that even in the world they supposedly own and run, men are at the mercy of cultural forces that disfigure their lives and destroy their chance at happiness. As traditional masculinity continues to collapse, the once-valued male attributes of craft, loyalty, and social utility are no longer honored, much less rewarded. Faludi's journey through the modern masculine landscape takes her into the lives of individual men whose accounts reveal the heart of the male dilemma. Stiffed brings us into the world of industrial workers, sports fans, combat veterans, evangelical husbands, militiamen, astronauts, and troubled "bad" boys--whose sense that they've lost their skills, jobs, civic roles, wives, teams, and a secure future is only one symptom of a larger and historic betrayal.

Synopsis:

The much maligned American male has problems of his own, and in an exploration of the male culture, the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women reveals how society has manipulated men into a tangled dilemma. Reprint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062038258
Subtitle:
The Betrayal of the American Man
Publisher:
Perennial
Author:
Faludi, Susan
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Men's Studies - Masculinity
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Men -- United States -- Psychology.
Subject:
Masculinity -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Mens Studies
Subject:
Psychology-Mens Studies
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000919
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
672

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Mens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 672 pages HarperCollins - English 9780062038258 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The much maligned American male has problems of his own, and in an exploration of the male culture, the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women reveals how society has manipulated men into a tangled dilemma. Reprint.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.