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Black looks : race and representation

Author: bell hooks
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: bell hooks
ISBN: 1138821543 9781138821545 1138821551 9781138821552
OCLC Number: 987269391
Description: xii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the new edition --
Loving blackness as political resistance --
Eating the other : desire and resistance --
Revolutionary black women : making ourselves subject --
Selling hot pussy : representations of black female sexuality in the cultural marketplace --
A feminist challenge : must we call every woman sister? --
Reconstructing black masculinity --
The oppositional gaze : black female spectators --
Micheaux's films : celebrating blackness --
Is paris burning? --
Madonna : plantation mistress or soul sister? --
Representations of whiteness in the black imagination --
Revolutionary "renegades" : native Americans, African Americans, and black Indians
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"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." --

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Praise for the book:"This latest collection from hooks contains a dozen recent essays on the representation of the African American experience, an area in which, she argues convincingly, little Read more...

 
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