Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848134201 Published October 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848134195 Published October 2009 For sale in North and South America only

The Audacity of Races and Genders

A personal and global story of the Obama election

Zillah Eisenstein

The Audacity of Races and Genders

Zillah Eisenstein

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224 pages | 5.0625 x 7.8125
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781848134201 Published October 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848134195 Published October 2009 For sale in North and South America only
In this exciting and insightful new work, Zillah Eisenstein engages the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a site of new anti-imperial possibility. Contiuning her relentless anti-racist feminist narrative to uncover the new shiftings and changes surrounding the meanings and practices of race, gender, and class, she likens the end of the Bush/Cheney presidency to the fall of Stalin, or Pinochet and asks whether this is a key historical moment that will alter race and gender in newly unknown ways.

Tracing the social and political presence of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, the book present 25 conceptual 'frames' of fast-paced critical analysis that places the US presidential election in the context of; the global economic crisis, the new positions of China and India, Islamic feminisms and new secularisms. Illuminated by Eisenstein's distinctive style and personal narrative as she travels the world, Eisenstein challenges her readers to always be looking for the 'newly new' political configurations in order to create a politics of and for the globe.
Contents
Introducing my Mindscape
1. Fluid Frames
2. Bodies and Me
A New Circular Globe
3. Chindia and New-Old Economies
4. Gender Bending with the Globe
5. Global Capitalist Crises
6. Chinua Achebe and Listening to Africa
7. The Newest China and her Olympics
New-Old Discourses on the Globe
8. God Bless America and Her Troops
9. New Cold Wars and Global Warming
10. Mythic Enemies and Newest Races
US Presidential Election Talk
11. Hillary Chose Not To Be a Feminist
12. Yesterday's Hillary
13. A Post New Hampshire Diary of Sorts
14. The Audaciousness of Race
15. Hillary is White
16. Michelle is Obviously Black
17. Sarah's Right Wing Vagina
18. US Feminisms
Shifting the political landscapes
19. Gender Mainstreaming in the Land of Picasso
20. Chadors, Veils, and Pantsuits
21. New Iranian and Turkish Feminisms
22. Heteronormative Silences and Gay Marriage
23. Being White in Cape Town
24. On the Ground in Florida
What is Next?
25. Unfinished Beginnings and Endings
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