Archive for the ‘American Studies’ Category

Synopsis: An essay-driven look at various crises facing American men. Review: Stiffed is Faludi’s follow-up to her groundbreaking Backlash, and it serves as an almost-apologia for feminism, in its relentless biographies of men destroyed by a deadening consumer culture and outsourced, downturning economy. This was a re-read for me, and I didn’t re-read all the […]

Synopsis: We live in the Age of Show Business. Postman’s book is a history of discourse that presents the case for the preeminence of the written word over visual media, and outlines the ills inherent in a visually-driven society. Review: I was somewhat familiar with Postman’s general ideas, having been friends with one of his […]