Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
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Author Susan Faludi
Country United States
Language English
Genre Nonfiction
Published 1991
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women is a 1991 nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi, who argues for the existence of a media driven "backlash" against the feminist advances of the 1970s.1 Faludi argues that this backlash posits the women's liberation movement as the source of many of the problems alleged to be plaguing women in the late 1980s.2

She also argues that many of these problems are illusory, constructed by the media without reliable evidence. According to Faludi, the backlash is also a historical trend, generally recurring when it appears that women have made substantial gains in their efforts to obtain equal rights. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction in 1991.

A 15th anniversary edition (ISBN 0307345424) of the book was released in 2006.

See also


  1. ^ Wilson, Emily (12 December 2005). "Backlash by Susan Faludi". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Snodgrass, Mary Ellen (2006). Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature. New York: Facts On File. pp. 44–45. ISBN 978-1-4381-0910-7. 

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