Communion: The Female Search for Love

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Harper Collins, Dec 24, 2002 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant trilogy of love with Communion: The Female Search for Love.

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 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.

Communion is the heart-to-heart talk every woman -- mother, daughter, friend, and lover -- needs to have.

 

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hooks is not only an activist for change, she is an activist and a believer in the right to and power of love - and her recent trilogy on the subject explores this eloquently. when i was in california ... Read full review

Communion: the female search for love

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Known best for her battles against racism and sexism, writer/academician bell hooks delves into the proper role of love in the lives of women. Communion completes the trilogy that began with All ... Read full review

Contents

aging to love loving to age
1
looking for love finding freedom
33
Four
46
gaining power losing love
60
women who fail at loving
75
choosing and learning to love
90
grow into a womans body and love it
105
Nine
121
our right to love
140
the search for men who love
159
Twelve
178
Thirteen
193
Fourteen
206
between generations 218
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Sixteen
232
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Bell Hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," she is a charismatic speaker who divides her time among teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks is the author of more than 17 books, including All About Love: New Visions; Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work; Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life; Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood; Killing Rage: Ending Racism; Art on My Mind: Visual Politics; and Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. She lives in New York City.

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