According to the Washington Post, no one who cares about contemporary African -American cultures can ignore bell hooks’ electrifying feminist explorations. Outlaw culture–the culture of the margin, of women, of the disenfranchised, of racial and other minorities–lies at the heart of bell hooks’ America. Raising her. Gender Equity and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Post-Feminist Era. Lindsay J. Thompson – – Business Ethics: A European Review 17 (1)
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Outlaw Culturegives us hooks on many of the most important subjects of the contemporary scene, from date rape, censorship, and ideas of race and beauty, to gansta rap, the dilemmas of feminism, and the rise of resissting intellectuals. She speaks movingly about male belp against women, about black self-hatred, and about the ways an oppressive society creates its outlaws. Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation.
She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother’s name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities.
In works such as Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.
Turning representattions teaching to topical subjects like gangsta rap, censorship, date rape and Hollywood cinema, these 21 essays will enhance City College professor and political activist hooks’s Black Looks reputation as an astute, vigorous and freewheeling critic on matters of race, class and gender. The underlying focus in many of these short, occasional pieces many are reprinted from magazines like Spin and Art in America is on how some groups, particularly women of color, are marginalized both in daily life and in the cultural wars over media representations and the academic curriculum.
Memorable essays touch on questions of censorship inside and outside the academy, the dearth of feminist perspectives on Malcolm X, the impact of commodity culture on political debate and the shortcomings of mainstream gender theorists Camille Paglia, Naomi Wolf and Kate Roiphe.
Though formulaic at times, hooks’s critical style is refreshingly brash and accessible and often inflected by personal experience. Readers may contest her politics, yet few will be unmoved by the spirit that animates these essays: Cogent essays on patriarchy, violence, and racism demand that the reader reexamine familiar assumptions.
Outlaw Culture Resisting Representations
The author insists that white feminists recognize that the female experience varies greatly and that class and race must therefore be used as categories of analysis. In several essays, including one on Malcolm X, she offers a feminist perspective on the position of black men in society and their attitudes toward black women. In critiques of Camille Paglia, Katie Roiphe, and Naomi Wolf, hooks describes them all outlw hankering back to a prefeminist time.
Other essays include a discussion of violence, the myth of Columbus, and the portrayal of blacks on film.
Highly recommended for collections on feminism, gender, and race. Thank you for using the catalog. African Americans — Social conditions — African Americans — Intellectual life.
Feminism — United States. United States — Race relations. United States — Social conditions — Summary bell hooks, one of America’s leading black intellectuals, is also one of our most clear-eyed and penetrating analysts of culture. Publisher’s Weekly Review Turning from teaching to topical subjects like gangsta rap, censorship, date rape and Hollywood cinema, these 21 essays will enhance City College professor and political activist hooks’s Black Looks reputation as an astute, vigorous and freewheeling critic on matters of race, class and gender.
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