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Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy

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In this book, Zillah Eisenstein continues her indictment of neoliberal imperial politics. She charts its most recent militarist and masculinist configurations through discussions of the Afghan and Iraq wars, violations at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, the 2004 US Presidential election, and hurricane Katrina. She warns that women's rights rhetoric is being manipulated as a plo ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Zed Books
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Johan
Highly political with no intentions of hiding her stance. I'm not entirely convinced about her thesis that black and female politicians like Condi Rice are sexual decoys. But the chapters about how war blurs the lines between men and women are interesting.
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Hmmm...I wonder how this might be applicable.....
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Zillah Eisenstein is Professor of Politics at Ithaca College in New York. She has written feminist theory in North America for the past twenty-five years. Her writing is an integral part of her political activism. She writes in order to share and learn with, and from, others engaged in political struggles for social justice. She writes about her work building coalitions across women’s differences: ...more
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