By Hester Eisenstein

In a pioneering reinterpretation of the position of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein exhibits how the ruling elites of built international locations make the most of women's exertions and the information of women's liberation and empowerment to take care of their monetary and political strength, either at domestic and in another country. Her explorations variety from the abolition of "welfare as we all know it" and the finishing of the family members salary within the usa to the construction of export-processing zones within the international South that rely on women's "nimble fingers"; and from the championing of microcredit as a route to women's empowerment within the international South to the declare of women's presumed liberation within the West as an ideological weapon within the conflict on terrorism. Eisenstein demanding situations activists and intellectuals to acknowledge that overseas feminism is at a fateful crossroads, and argues that it will be important for feminists to throw of their lot with the revolutionary forces which are looking possible choices to globalized company capitalism.

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