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Yearning : race, gender, and cultural politics

Author: bell hooks
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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"For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Wim Wenders's film Wings of Desire to the writings  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: bell hooks
ISBN: 1138821756 9781138821750
OCLC Number: 946612661
Notes: Previous edition: Boston: South End Press, 1990.
Description: xiii, 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the new edition --
liberation scenes : speak this yearning --
the politics of radical black subjectivity --
postmodern blackness --
the chitlin circuit : on black community --
homeplace : a site of resistance --
critical interrogation : talking race, resisting racism --
reflections on race and sex --
representations : feminism and black masculinity --
sitting at the feet of the messenger : remembering malcolm x --
third world diva girls : politics of feminist solidarity --
an aesthetic of blackness : strange and oppositional --
aesthetic inheritances : history worked by hand --
culture to culture : ethnography and cultural studies as critical intervention --
saving black folk culture : zora neale hurston as anthropologist and writer --
choosing the margin as a space of radical openness --
stylish nihilism : race, sex, and class at the movies --
representing whiteness : seeing wings of desire --
counter-hegemonic art : do the right thing --
a call for militant resistance --
seductive sexualities : representing blackness in poetry and on screen --
black women and men : partnership in the 1990s --
an interview with bell hooks by gloria watkins : no, not talking back, january 1989 --
a final yearning : january 1990.
Responsibility: bell hooks.

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"For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Wim Wenders's film Wings of Desire to the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. The result is a poignant collection of essays which, like all of hooks's work, is above all else concerned with transforming oppressive structures of domination"--

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