Black Looks: Race and Representation
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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The very brilliance of Black Looks probably limits to academia its accessibility. Hooks challenges common understandings of racism by pointing out that prejudicial feelings are different from systems ... Read full review
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Hooks continues to produce some of the most challenging, insightful, and provocative writing on race and gender in the United States today. In these new essays,the author/academician expands on a ... Read full review
1 loving blackness as political resistance
2 eating the other desire and resistance
3 revolutionary black women making ourselves subject
4 selling hot pussy representations of black female sexuality in the cultural marketplace
5 a feminist challenge must we call every woman sister?
6 reconstructing black masculinity
7 the oppositional gaze black female spectators