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Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism, and the West
In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. Faced with an aggressive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently promoting the narrowest of interests, she looks to a global anti-war movement to counter US power. Moving beyond the distortions of mainstream history, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gen...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 13th 2004 by Zed Books
(first published August 1st 2004)
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Feb 24, 2007 Golbarg rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone! especially feminists, anti-racist, anti-war and women's rights activists
Zillah Eisenstein [http://www.ithaca.edu/zillah/] is the most powerful and elequent anti-racist feminist theorist around--her book "Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism and 'the' West" is one of the most cogent feminist critiques of the US Empire, and the state of war women find themselves in (fighting both domestic tyranny as well as foreign domination)....her writing style is really liberating and hopeful! I feel relieved and empowered when reading Eisenstein! Her analysis of Islamic feminism cou ...more
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: ...moreMore about Zillah Eisenstein...