By Zillah Eisenstein
In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. confronted with an competitive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently selling the narrowest of pursuits, she seems to be to an international anti-war flow to counter US energy. relocating past the distortions of mainstream historical past, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gendered and classed methods of seeing. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as a lot fiction as truth, whereas the sexualized black slave exchange emerges as an early type of globalization. Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are wanted. Black the United States, India, the Islamic global and Africa envision detailed conceptions of what it really is to be absolutely, polyversally, human. desire for a extra peaceable, simply and happier global lies, she believes, within the understandings and activism of girls today.
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It seemed quite ordinary that both my parents were totally Eisenstein 02 28/6/04 1:57 pm Page 27 THINKING TO SEE 27 involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and therefore so were we. When we were all still very young our usual Saturday morning was to get dressed and join the picket line in front of Woolworth’s. In these early years, race was at the center of my life; the Civil Rights Movement created our sense of family and home. My childhood and my friendships were entirely interracial. Inside our home and in the movement itself, I was at peace.
20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 28/6/04 1:57 pm Page 22 AGAINST EMPIRE vol. 27, no. 1 (Autumn, 2001), pp. 87–122, for the phrasing ‘other-than’ in pluralizing feminisms beyond liberalism. Jianying Zha, “Learning from McDonald’s”, Transition, issue 91, vol. 12, no. 1 (May 2002), pp. 18-39. Barry Lynn, “Unmade in America”, Harper’s, vol. 304, no. 1825 ( June 2002), pp. 33–42. George Soros, On Globalization (New York: Public Affairs, 2002), pp. 66, 159. Scott Malcomson, One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000), pp.
But bodies are also more porously open and complex than our ways of seeing. The site of the slave trade is one of connectivity to the lives of Native Americans who came before the African slave trade, and to other colonial moments of oppression and exploitation which carve stories on people of color’s bodies. The body demands and articulates in polyvalent ways the meaning of humanity across geographical and cultural spaces. Colonialism denies exclusive geographic categorization because it has always traveled across these divides.