Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848130197 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
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Feminism and War

Confronting US Imperialism

Robin Lee Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Minnie Bruce Pratt

Feminism and War

Robin Lee Riley, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, and Minnie Bruce Pratt

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288 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2008  
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848130197 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848130180 Published October 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Women across the globe are being dramatically affected by war as currently waged by the USA. But there has been little public space for dialogue about the complex relationship between feminism, women, and war.

The editors of Feminism and War have brought together a diverse set of leading theorists and activists who examine the questions raised by ongoing American military initiatives, such as: 

What are the implications of an imperial nation/state laying claim to women's liberation? 
What is the relation between this claim and resulting American foreign policy and military action? 
Did American intervention and invasion in fact result in liberation for women in Afghanistan and Iraq? 
What multiple concepts are embedded in the phrase 'women’s liberation'? 
How are these connected to the specifics of religion, culture, history, economics, and nation within current conflicts? 
What is the relation between the lives of Afghan and Iraqi women before and after invasion, and that of women living in the US? 
How do women who define themselves as feminists resist or acquiesce to this nation/state claim in current theory and organizing?

Feminism and War reveals and critically analyzes the complicated ways in which America uses gender, race, class, nationalism, imperialism to justify, legitimate, and continue war. Each chapter builds on the next to develop an anti-racist, feminist politics that places imperialist power, and forms of resistance to it, central to its comprehensive analysis.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Feminism and U.S. Wars: Mapping the Ground - Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Robin L. Riley

Section 1: Feminist Geopolitics of War
A Vocabulary for Feminist Praxis: On War and Radical Critique - Angela Y. Davis
Resexing Militarism for the Globe - Zillah Eisenstein
U.S. Sexual Exceptionalism: Feminists and Queers in the Service of Empire - Jasbir Puar
Interrogating Americana: An African Feminist Critique - Patricia McFadden
In Praise of Afrika's Children - Micere Githae Mugo
What's Left? After 'Imperial Feminist' Hijackings: From Personal Pain to Collective Change - Huibin Amelia Chew

Section 2: Feminists Mobilizing Critiques of War
Women of Color Veterans: A Dialogue on War, Militarism and Feminism - Setsu Shigematsu with Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati and Eli PaintedCrow
On Euro-Colonial Sovereignty: Decolonizing the Racial Grammar of International Law - Elizabeth Philipose
The Other V-word: The Politics of Victimhood Fueling George W. Bush's War Machine - Alyson M. Cole
Deconstructing the Myth of Liberation @ riverbendblog.com: Baghdad Burning and the Politics of Resistance - Nadine Sinno
'Rallying Public Opinion' and Other Misuses of Feminism: How U.S. Militarism in Afghanistan Is Gendered through Congressional Discourse - Jennifer L. Fluri

Section 3: Women's Struggles and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Afghan Women: The Limits of Colonial Rescue - Shahnaz Khan
Gendered, Racialized and Sexualized Torture: Orientalism and the Politics of Torture at Abu-Ghraib - Isis Nusair
Whose Bodies Count? Feminist Geopolitics and Lessons from Iraq - Jennifer Hyndman
'Freedom for Women': Stories of Baghdad and New York - Berenice Malka Fisher
The War on Iraq - Micere Githae Mugo

Section 4: Feminists Organizing Against Imperialism and War
Violence Against Women: The U.S. War on Women - LeiLani Dowell
'We Say CodePink': Feminist Direct Action and the 'War on Terror' - Judy Rohrer
Every Bomb Dropped on Iraq Falls on U.S. Cities: Women, Gentrification, and Harlem - Nellie Hester Bailey
War Does Not Affect All Women Equally: U.S. Economic Wars and Latin America - Berta Joubert-Ceci
Feminist Organizing in Israel: Against Militarism, War and Occupation - Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz
Engaging Power and Injustice in the U.S.A.: Strategies for Anti-War Organizing - Leslie Cagan
Feminism and War: Stopping Militarizers, Critiquing Power - Cynthia Enloe
Prosaic Poem - Micere Githae Mugo

End U.S. War Now!
Afterword - Linda Carty
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