Where We Stand: Class Matters

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Routledge, Oct 2, 2012 - Social Science - 176 pages
Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is a successful black woman's reflection--personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest--on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think beyond them.
 

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

bell hooks makes a lot of important points and connections in these essays on class, as well as on the intersections between class, race, and gender. However, I found it rather repetitive; since each ... Read full review

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Class is so often dismissed in our society. It is nice to see bell raise and begin to tackle this issue and include some of her own experience without fear...but when have we known bell to do anything but Read full review

Contents

introduction Class Matters
1
1 Making the Personal Political Class in the Family
10
2 Coming to Class Consciousness
24
3 Class and the Politics of Living Simply
38
4 Money Hungry
50
5 The Politics of Greed
63
6 Being Rich
70
7 The MeMe Class The Young and the Ruthless
80
8 Class and Race The New Black Elite
89
9 Feminism and Class Power
101
10 White Poverty The Politics of Invisibility
111
11 Solidarity with the Poor
121
12 Class Claims Real Estate Racism
131
13 Crossing Class Boundaries
142
14 Living without Class Hierarchy
156
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Bell Hooks has published three books with Routledge: Teaching to Transgress, Reel to Reel, and Outlaw Culture. Her most recent publications are All About Love and her children's book Happy to Be Nappy.

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