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Guide to the Susan Faludi Publicity Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Susan Faludi Publicity Collection
    Dates: 1986-1999
    Identification: MS-0108
    Creator: Faludi, Susan, 1959-
    Physical Description: 0.83 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Susan C. Faludi is an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She wrote two well-known books: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women in 1992, and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man in 1999. In Backlash, Faludi argued that the 1980s saw a retreat from feminism, particularly highlighted via a spread of negative stereotypes concerning professional women. This work won her the National Book Critic's Circle Award in 1992. In Stiffed, Faludi argued that while the American man still occupies the primary seats of power in our society, most men have little power in their daily lives. She concludes by discussing the ways in which American society has negatively affected both men and women, and stressing that it is wrong to blame individual men for problems they did not cause, and from which they suffer as much as women.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Publications

    Personal Name:

    Faludi, Susan

    Title:

    Feminism -- United States Masculinity -- United States Women -- Psychology

    Topical Term:

    Anti-feminism -- United States
    Men -- United States -- Psychology
    Men -- United States -- Social conditions
    Publicity
    Women -- United States -- Social conditions

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Susan Faludi Publicity Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Scope and Contents

    The Susan Faludi Publicity Collection includes a number of press clippings, particularly from news magazines and national newspapers, printed before and after Backlash and Stiffed were published.  In particular, it documents the national news-media's response to the books, and the debate surrounding second-wave feminism in the late-20th century.  Also included are a few articles written by Faludi herself on the same or related subjects.  Materials are filed chronologically by date.