Sexual decoys: gender, race and war in imperial democracy

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Zed, Jan 15, 2007 - Political Science - 142 pages
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 Guant namo and Abu Ghraib, the 2004 US Presidential election, and hurricane Katrina. She warns that women's rights rhetoric is being manipulated as a ploy for global dominance and a misogynistic capture of democratic discourse. However, Eisenstein also believes that the radically plural and diverse lives of women will lay the basis for an assault on these fascistic elements. This new politics will both confound and clarify feminisms, and reconfigure democracy for the globe.

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Contents

Gender as Politics in Another Form
1
Resexing the Wars ofon Terror
17
Terrorized and Privatized Democracy
49
Copyright

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Zillah Eisenstein is Professor of Politics at Ithaca College in New York.

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