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Yearning : race, gender, and cultural politics / Bell Hooks.

By: Hooks, Bell.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Women's studies, black studies.Publisher: Boston, MA : South End Press, c1990Description: 236 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0896083861; 9780896083868; 0896083853 (pbk.); 9780896083851 (pbk.).Other title: Race, gender, and cultural politics [Portion of title].Subject(s): African Americans | African Americans -- Intellectual life | African Americans -- Race identity | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | Feminism -- United States | Sex role -- United States | African Americans | African Americans Intellectual life | African Americans Race identityDDC classification: 305.896/073 Other classification: 71.63 | LB 31960 | MS 2850
Contents:
1. Liberation scenes: speak this yearning --- 2. The politics of Radical Black Subjectivity --- 3. Postmodern Blackness --- 4. The Chitlin Circuit: on Black community --- 5. Homeplace: a site of resistance --- 6. Critical interrogation: talking race, resisting racism --- 7. Reflections on race and sex --- 8. Representations: feminism and Black masculinity --- 9. Sitting at the feet of the messenger: remembering Malcom X --- 10. Third World Diva girls: politics of feminist solidarity --- 11. An aesthetic of Blackness: strange and oppositional --- 12. Aesthetic inheritances: history worked by hand --- 13. Culture to culture: ethnography and cultural studies as critical intervention --- 14. Saving Black folk culture: Zora Neale Hurston as critical intervention --- 15. Choosing the margin as a space of radical openness --- 16. Stylish nihilism: race, sex, and class at the movies --- 17. Representing whiteness: seeing wings of desire --- 18. Counter- hegemonic art: do the right thing --- 19. A call for militant resistance --- 20. Seductive sexualities: representing blackness in poetry and on screen --- 21. Black women and men: partnership in the 1990s --- 22. An interview with Bell Hooks by Gloria Watkins: Not, not talking back, January 1989 --- 23. A final yearning: January 1990.
Summary: One of the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks has authored over 20 books, including several classics in African-American and Women's Studies. Known mainly as a feminist thinker, hooks addresses a broad range of issues related to gender, race, teaching, and media, always advancing the understanding that these topics must be conceived of as interconnected, not isolated strands. Yearning crosses disciplinary boundaries in major debates on cultural criticism and the politics of race and gender. Hooks warns us about the tendency of the discourse about difference to be removed from the struggle we must all wage against power.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-236).

1. Liberation scenes: speak this yearning --- 2. The politics of Radical Black Subjectivity --- 3. Postmodern Blackness --- 4. The Chitlin Circuit: on Black community --- 5. Homeplace: a site of resistance --- 6. Critical interrogation: talking race, resisting racism --- 7. Reflections on race and sex --- 8. Representations: feminism and Black masculinity --- 9. Sitting at the feet of the messenger: remembering Malcom X --- 10. Third World Diva girls: politics of feminist solidarity --- 11. An aesthetic of Blackness: strange and oppositional --- 12. Aesthetic inheritances: history worked by hand --- 13. Culture to culture: ethnography and cultural studies as critical intervention --- 14. Saving Black folk culture: Zora Neale Hurston as critical intervention --- 15. Choosing the margin as a space of radical openness --- 16. Stylish nihilism: race, sex, and class at the movies --- 17. Representing whiteness: seeing wings of desire --- 18. Counter- hegemonic art: do the right thing --- 19. A call for militant resistance --- 20. Seductive sexualities: representing blackness in poetry and on screen --- 21. Black women and men: partnership in the 1990s --- 22. An interview with Bell Hooks by Gloria Watkins: Not, not talking back, January 1989 --- 23. A final yearning: January 1990.

One of the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks has authored over 20 books, including several classics in African-American and Women's Studies. Known mainly as a feminist thinker, hooks addresses a broad range of issues related to gender, race, teaching, and media, always advancing the understanding that these topics must be conceived of as interconnected, not isolated strands. Yearning crosses disciplinary boundaries in major debates on cultural criticism and the politics of race and gender. Hooks warns us about the tendency of the discourse about difference to be removed from the struggle we must all wage against power.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. <p> Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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