Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

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Pluto Press, 2000 - Social Science - 123 pages
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bell hooks is the internationally renowned author of many influential books on the politics of race, gender, class and culture. This, her latest book, is a basic guide to feminism, a passionate argument that lends immediacy to the traditional concerns of feminist theory by rooting them in everyday lived experience. Designed to be read by men and women alike, Feminism is for Everybody provides a primer to the question 'what is feminism?', offering an accessible and concise argument for the enduring importance of the feminist movement today.hooks argues that feminism is simply about seeking an end to sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression. Providing a critical evaluation of the successes and failures of the feminist movement, she looks at a wide variety of topics including reproductive rights, sexual violence, race, class and work. hooks encourages us to look at feminism in a new light, to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist and homophobic culture, and to seek out a different future.
 

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User Review  - gregorybrown - LibraryThing

After reading this book, I can understand why it's recommended as the best primer on feminism. bell hooks is interested in tracing out an expansive view of feminism, one with the historical ... Read full review

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User Review  - 06nwingert - LibraryThing

When people hear the word 'feminism,' they automatically think of radical left-wing 'manly women.' However, bell hooks uses Feminism is for Everybody to dispel those notions and misconceptions, and to ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Alison Assiter is Director of the Enterprise in Higher Education unit at the Metropolitan University. Carol Avedon is a freelance writer and journalist. She is active in the Feminists Against Censorship campaign.

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