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hooks, bell 1952-

Works: 357 works in 1,387 publications in 7 languages and 56,266 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Speeches 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Interviewer, Other, Actor, Creator, Collector
Classifications: E185.86, 305.48896073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by bell hooks
Where we stand : class matters by bell hooks( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 3,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan coop boards, bell hooks provides a successful black woman's reflection, personal, straightforward, and rigorously honest on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think beyond them."--Page 4 of cover
Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminism by bell hooks( Book )

91 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the politics of racism and sexism from a feminist perspective, looking at the impact of sexism on African-American women during slavery, the devaluation of African-American womanhood, African-American male sexism, racism within the modern feminist movement, and the African-American woman's involvement in feminism and its experience and relationship to society
Feminist theory from margin to center by bell hooks( Book )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book established bell hooks as one of feminism's most vital and influential voices. A new preface by the author introduces the second edition of this essential classic to a new generation of feminist readers, while reminding seasoned activists of the need for continual, critical reflection. This work is a comprehensive examination of the core issues of sexual politics, including political solidarity among women, men as partners in struggle, and the feminist movement to end violence. Always engaging and frequently provocative, hooks combines an accessible style with critical insight to offer a vision of feminism rooted in compassion, respect, and integrity
We real cool : black men and masculinity by bell hooks( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what black males fear most, their longing for intimacy, the pitfalls of patriarchy, and the destruction of oppression through redemption and love
Teaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedom by bell hooks( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author shares her philosophy of the classroom, offering ideas about teaching that fundamentally rethink democratic participation. She writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. She advocates the process of teaching students to think critically and raises many concerns central to the field of critical pedagogy, linking them to feminist thought. In the process, these essays face squarely the problems of teachers who do not want to teach, of students who do not want to learn, of racism and sexism in the classroom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for the author, the teacher's most important goal. -- From back cover
Black looks : race and representation by bell hooks( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Killing rage : ending racism by bell hooks( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three essays written from a black and feminist perspective ; they consider the bitter difficulties of racism by envisioning a world without it
Teaching critical thinking : practical wisdom by bell hooks( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors. Highlighting the importance of reading, she insists on the primacy of free speech, a democratic education of literacy. Throughout these essays, she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking."--Publisher description
Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics by bell hooks( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In engaging and provocative style, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice. hooks applies her critical analysis to the most contentious and challenging issues facing feminists today, including reproductive rights, violence, race, class, and work. With her customary insight and unsparing honesty, hooks calls for a feminism free from divisive barriers but rich with rigorous debate. In language both eye-opening and optimistic, hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic culture, and to imagine a different future."--Page 4 of cover
All about love : new visions by bell hooks( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A visionary and accessible book, bell hooks's All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love. Here, hooks, one of our most acute social critics, takes the themes that put her on the map - the relationship between love and sexuality, and the interconnectedness between the public and the private - and challenges the prevailing notion that romantic love is more important than all other bonds." "All About Love is a blueprint for finding myriad types of love, which hold the redemptive power to change our minds and lives."--Jacket
Outlaw culture : resisting representations by bell hooks( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bell hooks, one of America's leading black intellectuals, is also one of our most clear-eyed and penetrating analysts of culture. 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 powerful voice against racism and other forms of oppression in the United States, hooks unlocks the politics of representation and the meaning of that politics for and in our time. Outlaw Culture gives us hooks on many of the most important subjects of the contemporary scene, from date rape, censorship, and ideas of race and beauty, to gangsta rap, the dilemmas of feminism, and the rise of black intellectuals. Using the mix of essays and sometimes highly personal dialogues for which she is well known, hooks takes on Spike Lee and Naomi Wolf, Malcolm X and Madonna, Camille Paglia, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ice Cube, and the films The Bodyguard and The Crying Game. She speaks movingly about male violence against women, about black self-hatred, and about the ways an oppressive society creates its outlaws. In each case, hooks affirms a vision of intellectual and political engagement, foreseeing the possibility of active, critical participation in movements for radical social change. Outlaw Culture speaks clearly and strongly for the need to connect the production of knowledge with transformative democratic values."--Pub. desc
Yearning : race, gender, and cultural politics by bell hooks( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks has authored over 20 books, including several classics in African-American and Women's Studies. Known mainly as a feminist thinker, hooks addresses a broad range of issues related to gender, race, teaching, and media, always advancing the understanding that these topics must be conceived of as interconnected, not isolated strands. Yearning crosses disciplinary boundaries in major debates on cultural criticism and the politics of race and gender. Hooks warns us about the tendency of the discourse about difference to be removed from the struggle we must all wage against power
Skin again by bell hooks( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much, what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free. Skin Again celebrates this freedom. Like layers of skin, readers will peel away the pages of this visionary work from the creators of Happy to Be Nappy, and inside reveal all that is needed for us to be loving and accepting of one another. bell books is the author of a number of groundbreaking books, including Happy to Be Nappy, an NAACP Image Award Nominee; Homemade Love, a Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year; and Be Boy Buzz. She lives in New York City
Sisters of the yam : Black women and self-recovery by bell hooks( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how black women's emotional growth and development is affected by daily assaults of racism and sexism
Breaking bread : insurgent Black intellectual life by bell hooks( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooks and West share roots in the black church, and have a commitment to the life of the mind and feminism. This book takes the form of a dialog that explores diverse aspects of modern African American culture: the spiritual crisis in the black community; conservatism among the black middle class; the new black nationalism; depictions of African Americans in popular culture; and uses of black icons by modern political leaders. Of particular interest are their discussions of gender and politics; and their hope that their own intellectual engagement can serve as a model for new kinds of relationships between black men and women. ISBN 0-89608-415-9: $25.00
Teaching community : a pedagogy of hope by bell hooks( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about struggles to end racism and white supremacy, the author reminds us that "no one is born a racist"--Everyone makes a choice. But the pervasiveness of racism in society - the "worship of whiteness"--devalues us all. To "teach community" means, for example to work against the effects of such socialization and to resist even the subtle ways in which racism is reinforced
Happy to be nappy by bell hooks( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair
Talking back : thinking feminist, thinking black by bell hooks( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing is a healing act of power for this woman who grew up in an "old school" Southern black world where children were meant to be seen and not heard. "Talking back" was punished with silence. But in the world of woman-talk, where the everyday rules of how to live and how to act were established, hooks made language her birthright. When it comes to bigotry, there is no mincing words; bell hooks talks back. In 'Talking Back', this voice is as strong and uncompromising as ever but it is also much more personal. She writes about the meaning of feminist consciousness in daily life and about self-recovery, about overcoming white-and male-supremacy, and about intimate relationships, exploring the point where the public and private meet. (Back cover)
Rock my soul : Black people and self-esteem by bell hooks( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[An] examination of the role self-esteem plays in the African-American experience in determining whether individuals or groups succeed or self-sabotage"--Front flap of jacket
Salvation : Black people and love by bell hooks( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from a historical and cultural perspective, Salvation takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African-Americans. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships, and marriage in black life, the prose and poetry of Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, sexual pain or pleasure, hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, addiction, greed, or the failure of black leadership, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it." "Combining the passionate politics of W.E.B. DuBois with fresh, contemporary insights, hooks brilliantly offers new visions that will heal our nation's wounds from a culture of lovelessness." "Her writings on love and its inextricable links to race, class, family, history, and popular culture raise one pivotal question: How can we create beloved American communities? Salvation is bell hooks's journey to answer this question - an offering for everyone who cares about the souls of black folk."--Jacket
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Where we stand : class matters
Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminismFeminist theory from margin to centerWe real cool : black men and masculinityTeaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedomBlack looks : race and representationKilling rage : ending racismTeaching critical thinking : practical wisdomFeminism is for everybody : passionate politics
Alternative Names
bell hooks.

bell hooks 1952-

bell hooks afroamerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Feministin

bell hooks afroamerykańska pisarka i feministka

bell hooks Amerikaans filosofe

bell hooks autora norte americana, feminista, activista

bell hooks escritora, feminista e activista estadoundense

bell hooks militante, féministe et intellectuelle américaine

bell hooks scrittrice, attivista e femminista statunitense

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Watkins , Gloria

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Watkins, Gloria J. 1952-

Watkins , Gloria Jean

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Watkins, Glorie

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