Writing Beyond Race Living Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0415539153
ISBN-13: 9780415539159
Edition: 2013
Authors: Bell Hooks
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Description: What are the conditions needed for folks to bridge cultural and racial divides? By "writing beyond race," hooks attempts to model the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination. In the spirit of  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

What are the conditions needed for folks to bridge cultural and racial divides? By "writing beyond race," hooks attempts to model the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination. In the spirit of previous classics like Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real, bell hooks, in this brand new collection of essays interrogates contemporary cultural notions of race, gender, and class.  From the films Precious and Crash to The Helpand a recent biography of Malcolm X, hooks holds forth on the way race is being talked about in this "post-racial" era.

Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. 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 degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. 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.

Introduction
Racism
Naming What Hurts
Moving Past Blame
Embracing Diversity
Solidarity
Women and Race Relations
Help Wanted
Re-Imagining the Past
Interrogating
The Reinvention of Malcolm X
Tragic Biography
Resurrecting Henrietta Lacks
A Path Away From Race
On Spiritual Conversion
Talking Trash
A Dialogue About Crash
A Pornography of Violence
A Dialogue About Precious
A Community of Caring
Bonding Across Boundaries
Everyday Resistance
Saying No to White Supremacy
Against Mediocrity
Black Self-Determination
Ending Racism
Working for Change
Writing Beyond Race
The Practice of Love

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