Guide to the Susan Faludi Publicity Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Ellen E. Jarosz.
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Guide to the Susan Faludi Publicity Collection 1986/1999

Special Collections & University Archives

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.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Publicity Clippings

Box 1, Folder 1

1986

Box 1, Folder 2

1991

Box 1, Folder 3

1991

Box 1, Folder 4

1992

Box 1, Folder 5

1992

Box 1, Folder 6

1992

Box 1, Folder 7

1993

Box 2, Folder 1

1994-95

Box 2, Folder 2

1996

Box 2, Folder 3

1998

Box 2, Folder 4

1999

Box 2, Folder 5

1999

Box 2, Folder 6

Not Dated

Box 2, Folder 7

Not Dated

Box 2, Folder 8

Foreign Language Press