Most widely held works about Bell Hooks
Most widely held works by Bell Hooks
Killing rage : ending racism by Bell Hooks ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,800 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.
Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminism by Bell Hooks ( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 1,766 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.
Where we stand : class matters by Bell Hooks ( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,703 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."--P.  of cover.
Feminist theory from margin to center by Bell Hooks ( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
The book that established hooks as one of international feminism's most challenging and influential voices has been updated with a new Preface by the author reflecting on the book's impact and development of her ideas since it was first published. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center established bell hooks as one of international feminism's most challenging and influential voices. Now, South End Press makes this invaluable work available in an attractive edition with a new preface by hooks, reflecting on the book's impact and the development of her ideas since it was first published. In this beautifully written and carefully argued work, hooks maintains that mainstream feminism's reliance on white, middle-class, and professional spokeswomen obscures the involvement, leadership, and centrality of women of color and poor women in the movement for women's liberation. Feminism's goal of seeking credibility and acceptance on already existing ground -- rather than demanding the lasting and more fundamental transformation of society -- has shortchanged the movement, hooks argues.
Black looks : race and representation by Bell Hooks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
In these twelve new essays, [the author] digs ever deeper into the personal and political consequences of contemporary representations of black women and men within our white supremacist culture. Taking on popular music, advertising, literature, television, historical narrative, and, most importantly, film, [she] demonstrates the incisive intelligence and passion for justice that prompted Publishers Weekly to dub her "one of the foremost black intellectuals in America today." -Back cover.
Teaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedom by Bell Hooks ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,507 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
Bone Black : memories of girlhood by Bell Hooks ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, the author presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South.
We real cool : Black men and masculinity by Bell Hooks ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,304 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.
Outlaw culture : resisting representations by Bell Hooks ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Talking back : thinking feminist, thinking black by Bell Hooks ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
Breaking bread : insurgent Black intellectual life by Bell Hooks ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Creating a spiritual, progressive, feminist, and ultimately organic definition of Black intellectuality, [this book] discusses issues ranging in subject matter from theology and the Left, to contemporary music, film, and fashion. -Back cover.
All about love : new visions by Bell Hooks ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the author examines the role of love in our personal and professional lives and how it can be used to end struggles between individuals, communities, and societies.
Yearning : race, gender, and cultural politics by Bell Hooks ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,186 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 )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,110 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 Hooks 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.
Happy to be nappy by Bell Hooks ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair.
Sisters of the yam : Black women and self-recovery by Bell Hooks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Explores how black women's emotional growth and development is affected by daily assaults of racism and sexism.
Rock my soul : Black people and self-esteem by Bell Hooks ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,057 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.
Teaching community : a pedagogy of hope by Bell Hooks ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,050 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.
Salvation : Black people and love by Bell Hooks ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,048 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Communion : the female search for love by Bell Hooks ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 949 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 our 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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Bell Hooks 1952-
Watkins, Gloria Jean
Watkins, Gloria Jean 1952-
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