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Zillah Eisenstein - Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy - 9781842778173 - V9781842778173
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Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy

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Description for Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy Paperback. Ranging from analyses of Condoleeza Rice and Bush's other 'Cowgirls' to the Iraq war, this book pushes the boundaries of contemporary theory. It charts the militarist and masculinist configurations through discussions of the Afghan and Iraq wars, violations at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, the 2004 US Presidential election, and hurricane Katrina. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: HBTQ; JFFK. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 217 x 138 x 12. Weight in Grams: 218.
In this book, Zillah Eisenstein continues her unforgiving indictment of neoliberal imperial politics. She charts its most recent militarist and masculinist configurations through discussions of the Afghan and Iraq wars, violations at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, the 2004 US Presidential election, and Hurricane Katrina. She warns that women's rights rhetoric is being manipulated, particularly by Condoleezza Rice and other women in the Bush administration, as a ploy for global dominance and a misogynistic capture of democratic discourse. However, Eisenstein also believes that the plural and diverse lives of women will lay the basis for an assault on these fascistic elements. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Publisher
Zed Books
Condition
New
Number of Pages
160
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781842778173
SKU
V9781842778173
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About Zillah Eisenstein
Zillah Eisenstein is one of the foremost political theorists and activists of our time and 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 is the author of Against Empire (Zed 2004), ... Read more

Reviews for Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy
'In Sexual Decoys once again, Eisenstein brilliantly draws us into the profoundly complex gendered politics of war, mobilizing startling constructs like sexual decoys, patriarchal imperialism, neoliberal feminism, and racialized fascist democracy to sharpen our analytic feminist lenses and demystify war cultures. A smart, challenging book for everyone concerned with what it means to live ethically and accountably in the USA ... Read more

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