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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This is a powerful book. The practical strategies she suggests are often so simple that one can individually start to carry them out. From this fierce willingness flows action… I see differently and act towards people around me differently after reading.
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I recommend her work for people who want to continue learning about the subtle and not so subtle manifestations of racism and sexism in our culture US and in ourselves, and to act to resist and change those patterns. Used as a memo, not an actual review Damn I wanted to recall it later onits not my own Recommends it for: Her contribution was constructed in a way that played on racist stereotypes of black female sexuality.
Highly recommended for collections on feminism, gender, and race.
The feeling you get is that she is reaching out to you, offering her hooos to you in a generous, inclusive spirit. Gotta love bell hooks. His thoughts are really interesting. View all 6 comments. 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.
Jun 10, Dan’s Obsessions marked it as to-read Shelves: Resisting Representations by bell hooks. I’ll read as much writing by bell hooks as I can. I find bell hooks profoundness to be unmatched when it comes to cultural studies.
The essay on censorship from the right and the left is particularly good, pressing us to encourage and welcome dissent and to beware representahions the tendency to censor or self-censor in the interest of maintaining harmony o This is my first book by bell hooks. Primarily through a postmodern female perspective, she has addressed race, class, and gender in redisting, art, history, sexuality, mass media and feminism.
Make this your default list. But hooks has many interesting things to say about sex and eroticism. Lists with This Book. I devoured this book. She speaks movingly about male violence against women, about black self-hatred, and about the ways an oppressive society creates its outlaws.
Oct 03, A. She grew up in gepresentations small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation.
But I feel hooks manages to affirm that passion for working towards the world we want, and lovingly welcome us all into the struggle. Open Preview See a Problem? This was a collection of essays and interviews rather than a work that was written to unfold in that order.
This collection of essays schooled me. This book is a working through of many of the issues that confront oppressed groups in our society, it is based on the idea ebll those who are to speak in the name of others must constantly beware that their life-experiences and prejudices are not standing in the way of what they are trying to do. It should have been called Spike X but I digress Where what is opposite of the truth is presented as obviously true.
And intervene, challenge and change is what hooks does best. Her writing has focused on the interconnectivity of race, class, and gender and their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and domination. I think about a culture of domination as being very tied to notions of efficiency- everything running smoothly.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Account Options Sign in. These images contrast with culturre opportunistic avaricious longings of the poor. While working to dismantle economic inequality, she argues that we must affirm that it is possible to live a meaningful life whilst poor. Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Representationw Lee, Outlaw Culture presents a collection of essays that pulls no punches.
One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. Negative representations of the poor astonished hooks when she went to college. Not a word about the cultural context that would need to exist for young males to be socialised to think differently about gender. I prefer a book-length work rather than a collection, nevertheless thematically these supported each other well and it was definitely well worth reading this book.
Outlaw Culture Resisting Representations
Also I’m glad she ends talking about the transformative ressting of love. She is the author of many books, most recently “Teaching to Transgress: She shows injustice to the reader in ways that most of us have probably not seen it before, while constructing a thorough argument for why it is essential to view injustice in these ways in order to take action against it.
People have this fantasy of colleges being liberatory institutions, when in fact they’re so much like every other institution in our culture in terms of repression and containment.
I just finished it the other day and the few essays at the end were engaging, but I recall some of it being less engaging because her critiques were geared around some pop-cultural items I had not read, seen, or heard.
Unlike most intellectuals her work is easy to read and understand. As an example, one favorite essay is “Altars rseisting sacrifice: For me, this was not one of bell’s strongest.
Jul 19, Everett Darling rated it it was amazing Shelves: Contents The heartbeat of cultural revolution. She does this in many ways. This is my first book by bell hooks. The racism of reisting Manhattan gallery, white-club critics would have liked us to believe that his work is derivative but hooks provides insight otherwise, both in snipits of previous Basquiat critics who were more right on and her own psychoanalytical and political dimensions that she provides the Basquiat interpretation.