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Black Looks : Race and Representation

By: hooks, bell.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (306 p.).ISBN: 9781317588498.Subject(s): African American women | African Americans -- Race identity | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | African Americans in popular culture | Racism -- United States | Sex role -- United States | United States -- Race relations | Whites -- Race identity -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black Looks : Race and RepresentationDDC classification: 305.896073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; preface to the new edition; introduction revolutionary attitude; 1. loving blackness as political resistance; 2. eating the other desire and resistance; 3. revolutionary black women making ourselves subject; 4. selling hot pussy representations of black female sexuality in the cultural marketplace; 5. a feminist challenge must we call every woman sister?; 6. reconstructing black masculinity; 7. the oppositional gaze black female spectators; 8. micheaux's films celebrating blackness; 9. is paris burning?
10. madonna plantation mistress or soul sister?11. representations of whiteness in the black imagination; 12. revolutionary "renegades" native americans, african americans, and black indians; selected bibliography
Summary: In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship-in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film-and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: ""the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert."" As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other r
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; preface to the new edition; introduction revolutionary attitude; 1. loving blackness as political resistance; 2. eating the other desire and resistance; 3. revolutionary black women making ourselves subject; 4. selling hot pussy representations of black female sexuality in the cultural marketplace; 5. a feminist challenge must we call every woman sister?; 6. reconstructing black masculinity; 7. the oppositional gaze black female spectators; 8. micheaux's films celebrating blackness; 9. is paris burning?

10. madonna plantation mistress or soul sister?11. representations of whiteness in the black imagination; 12. revolutionary "renegades" native americans, african americans, and black indians; selected bibliography

In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship-in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film-and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: ""the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert."" As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other r

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<p>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.</p>

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