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Against empire : feminisms, racism, and the West

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. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as much fiction as reality, while the sexualized black slave trade emerges as an early form of globalization.

Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are needed. Any objective observer reviewing the evidence as I have has no choice but to come away with the same answer: "more of the same. Hand wringing and artful sloganeering does not get us even to first base. Let us be honest here, "white women's liberation La Americaine," as say opposed to the European version of Simone de Beauvoir has been little more than a Trojan Horse for the racist white male hero system.

Armed with its refashioned but still meaningless slogans of democracy, equality, and everyone's favorite diversity, it takes center stage as if it is a full-fledged "counter movement.

It is more "Racist Texas swagger in drag. If she is not, I am tired "for her. You can also shuffle the deck chairs on the Titanic? But that too is an illusion. The best way to understand why nothing comes out at the other end is to rephrase Sir Winston Churchill's comment about democracy: The U. While Ms. Eisenstein makes a tasty homogenized hors de oeuvre out of all of the women of the world the same as Hillary Clinton did in her China speech , both know that this is the height of being disingenuous: Most of the rest of the world's feminists are exact carbon copies of those in the U.

One cannot get to where Ms. Eisenstein wants to go from here. Call the U. If one is going to use a trump card with which to beat the U. Feminism is just another silent ally of the "Cowboys and Cowgirls of the World Unite," faction, and I defy anyone using the present evidence to prove otherwise.

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Black America, India, the Islamic world and Africa envision unique conceptions of what it is to be fully, 'polyversally', human. Read more Show all links. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Against empire. Zillah Eisenstein presents a wide-ranging critique of neoliberal globalization and of American foreign policy.

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Insisting that 'the' West is as much fiction as reality, she explores plural understandings of feminisms in other cultures and looks to the global anti-war movement to counter US power. Reviews Editorial reviews. User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Be the first.

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Remember me on this computer. Cancel Forgot your password? Zillah R Eisenstein. In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization and its capture of democratic possibilities. Civilization, Western.