Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

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Routledge, Oct 10, 2014 - Social Science - 196 pages
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In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side, a gesture of defiance that heals, making new life and new growth possible.

 

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Activist/academician hooks ( Ain't I a Woman: Black Women & Feminism and Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center ) has here collected 23 of her angry, intelligent, critical, and compelling essays on ... Read full review

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feminist scholarship
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A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Ain’t I a Woman, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky.

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