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Talking Back Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

ISBN-10: 113882173X

ISBN-13: 9781138821736

Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)

Authors: Bell Hooks

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In childhood, hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical issues, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side a gesture of defiance that heals, making new life and new growth possible.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.