'Zillah Eisenstein, one of the most lively feminist theorists of democracy, here calls on us to question universalism, to embrace a more radical "polyversal" understanding of today‘s world, and, out of both efforts, to craft a more genuinely feminist democracy. As always, Eisenstein is way ahead of the curve.'
Cynthia Enloe, author of Maneuvers: the International Politics of Militarizing Women‘s Lives
'When Eisenstein boldly declares that "the globe needs anti-racist feminist voices for peace", she speaks for us all. Embodying writing as an act of resistance in Against Empire, she offers a renewed politics of radical anti-colonialism centered around a constructive recognition of difference that privileges diversity as a fundamental feature of global community. Ultimately, she identifies the pursuit of justice as a common standpoint uniting us all.'
Bell Hooks, feminist theorist and cultural critic
'This is a powerful and provocative work, at once an autobiography of an ardent and wide-ranging activist and a critical study of the workings of empire in this time.'
Judith Butler, UC Berkeley
'Zillah Eisenstein writes with passion and commitment. She traces the complexity of the relationships between gender, class, race and religious oppression against women, links the global with the local, the West with the East, the personal with the political, the economic with the cultural.'
Nawal El Saadawi
'Written with Eisenstein‘s usual lucidity, originality, and deep and wide knowledge of neoliberalism and histories of feminism around the globe Against Empire is the most far-reaching and visionary argument for a radically polyversal, anti-imperialist feminism for our times. A truly courageous, provocative and eminently pedagogical book.'
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, author of Feminism Without Borders, Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity
'Zillah Eisenstein takes readers with her on an exhilarating journey beyond the world of engrained notions and policed conversations as she deflates old dichotomies and facile demonizations that divide nations, races, religions, and genders and that nurture insecurities. Against Empire is provocative, inviting agreement or disagreement, but above all calling for fresh and free thinking. It is a critical book for critical times.'
Margot Badran, Northwestern University
'Eisenstein's book is a valuable attempt at making feminist theory anti-imperialist and non-western-centric.'
Carol Anne Douglas
'Incredibly wide in scope, this book is an important read for students of contemporary politics and feminism and for activists hoping to better understand the intricate connection between empire and gender.'