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Black Looks Race and Representation (Paperback)

Author:  Bell Hooks
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0896084337
ISBN-13: 9780896084339
Sku: 30232902
Publish Date: 5/1/1992
Pages:  200
 
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In these twelve essays, bell hooks digs ever deeper into the personal and political consequences of contemporary representations of race and ethnicity within a white supremacist culture.
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bell hooks
Gloria Watkins uses the pseudonym bell hooks in order to honor her grandmother. Gloria Watkins studied at Stanford University and has taught at Oberlin, Yale University, and at the City University of New York, where she has been Distinguished Professor of English. She wrote her first book, AIN'T I A WOMAN, at age 19, though it was published many years later. In it, she stresses the need for black feminists to have a voice and for that perspective to be valued. Hooks is a prolific writer, whose principle topics are feminist theory, race, gender, representation, and herself. Her memoir BONE BLACK describes her childhood in the South. In WOUNDS OF PASSION she chronicles a painful romantic relationship while struggling to find a publisher for her manuscript and to gain recognition. In TEACHING TO TRANSGRESS she advocates an engaged teaching practice, and makes pedagogy an important aspect of changing society. All of her books show her to be an engaged social critic. OUTLAW CULTURE: Resisting Representations addresses topics from popular culture that are marginal yet meaningful. She is also a strong advocate of "decolonizing the mind," and overcoming "internalized oppression." Hooks has spoken of the influence of Franz Fanon on her teaching. She has also been influenced by the Buddhist practitioner Thich Nhat Hanh, and she has written for Shambhala Sun magazine.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0200
Product attributePublisher:   South End Press
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