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Hooks, Bell 1952-

Works: 287 works in 1,128 publications in 9 languages and 50,411 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Picture books  Board books  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Interviewer, Other, Creator
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Where we stand : class matters by Bell Hooks( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 3,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is a successful black woman's reflection--personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest--on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think beyond them
Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminism by Bell Hooks( Book )

79 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,347 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 )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,275 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
Black looks : race and representation by Bell Hooks( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship--in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film--and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: 'The essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert.' As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do"--
We real cool : black men and masculinity by Bell Hooks( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 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
Killing rage : ending racism by Bell Hooks( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three essays written from a black and feminist perspective ; they consider the bitter difficulities of racism by envisioning a world without it
Teaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedom by Bell Hooks( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 1,742 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
Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics by Bell Hooks( Book )

50 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,516 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
Yearning : race, gender, and cultural politics by Bell Hooks( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,485 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
Outlaw culture : resisting representations by Bell Hooks( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture presents a collection of essays that pulls no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of popular culture can be a 'powerful site for intervention, challenge and change'. And intervene, challenge and change is what hooks does best."--Publisher's website
All about love : new visions by Bell Hooks( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and Korean and held by 1,474 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
Skin again by Bell Hooks( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,360 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, [this book] 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
Sisters of the yam : Black women and self-recovery by Bell Hooks( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,296 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 )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative and captivating dialogue, bell hooks and Cornel West come together to discuss the dilemmas, contradictions, and joys of Black intellectual life. The two friends and comrades in struggle talk, argue, and disagree about everything from community to capitalism in a series of intimate conversations that range from playful to probing to revelatory. In evoking the act of breaking bread, the book calls upon the various traditions of sharing that take place in domestic, secular, and sacred life where people come together to give themselves, to nurture life, to renew their spirits, sustain their hopes, and to make a lived politics of revolutionary struggle an ongoing practice. This 25th anniversary edition continues the dialogue with 'In Solidarity, ' their 2016 conversation at the bell hooks Institute on racism, politics, popular culture, and the contemporary Black experience"--Provided by publisher
Happy to be nappy by Bell Hooks( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair
Teaching community : a pedagogy of hope by Bell Hooks( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about struggles to end racism and white supremacy, the autho 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
Talking back : thinking feminist, thinking black by Bell Hooks( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,071 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,038 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
Communion : the female search for love by Bell Hooks( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intimate, revealing, provocative, Communion challenges every female to courageously claim the search for love as the heroic journey we must all choose to be truly free. In Communion, hooks, answers all of our questions about the place of love in a woman's life. With her trademark commanding and lucid language, hooks explores the ways ideas about women and love were changed by feminist movement, by women's full participation in the workforce, and by the culture of self-help. Her penetrating words silence our fears about becoming women who love too much, yet they also challenge us. Her words stir us to devote as much of ourselves to love, to loving our partners, our bodies, our pasts, our parents, as we do our careers and our independence."--Jacket
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Where we stand : class matters
Alternative Names
bell hooks

bell hooks 1952-

bell hooks afroamerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Feministin

Bell hooks Amerikaans filosofe

bell hooks escritora, feminista e activista estadoundense

bell hooks scrittrice, attivista e femminista statunitense

Hooks, Bell

Hooks Bell 1952-....

Watkins , Gloria

Watkins, Gloria 1952-

Watkins, Gloria J. 1952-

Watkins , Gloria Jean

Watkins, Gloria Jean 1952-

Watkins, Glorie

Μπελλ χουκς Αμερικανίδα πανεπιστημιακός

Белл хукс

בל הוקס

بل هوکس فیلسوف آمریکایی

بيل هوكس

बेल हुक्स

ਬੈਲ ਹੁਕਸ

பெல் ஹூக்சு

ബെൽ ഹുക്‌സ്

벨 훅스

훅스, 벨 1952-

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Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminismFeminist theory from margin to centerBlack looks : race and representationWe real cool : black men and masculinityKilling rage : ending racismTeaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedomFeminism is for everybody : passionate politicsYearning : race, gender, and cultural politics