Bone Black

Author : Bell Hooks
ISBN : 0704345501
Genre : African American
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A personal memoir, as well as a political polemic, Bone Black carries the additional appeal of providing a poignant and lyrical insight into the author's own life.
Category: African American

The Familial Gaze

Author : Marianne Hirsch
ISBN : 0874518954
Genre : Social Science
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Contemporary artists, writers, and theorists challenge standard interpretations of family photographs.
Category: Social Science

Communion

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 9780060938291
Genre : Self-Help
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Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant trilogy of love with Communion: The Female Search for Love. Intimate, revealing, provocative, Communion challenges every female to courageously claim the search for love as the heroic journey we must all choose to be truly free. In her trademark commanding and lucid language, hooks explores the ways ideas about women and love were changed by feminist movement, by women's full participation in the workforce, and by the culture of self-help. Communion is the heart-to-heart talk every woman -- mother, daughter, friend, and lover -- needs to have.
Category: Self-Help

Encyclopedia Of Feminist Literature

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781438140643
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Presents articles on feminist literature, including significant authors, themes and history.
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

All About Love

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 9780062862174
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.
Category: Family & Relationships

Critical Perspectives On Bell Hooks

Author : Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
ISBN : 9781135856892
Genre : Education
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Although bell hooks has long challenged the dominant paradigms of race, class, and gender, there has never been a comprehensive book critically reflecting upon this seminal scholar’s body of work. Her written works aim to transgress and disrupt those codes that exclude others as intellectually mediocre, and hooks’ challenge to various hegemonic practices has heavily influenced scholars in numerous areas of inquiry. This important resource thematically examines hooks’ works across various disciplinary divides, including her critique on educational theory and practice, theorization of racial construction, dynamics of gender, and spirituality and love as correctives in postmodern life. Ultimately, this book offers a fresh perspective for scholars and students wanting to engage in the prominent work of bell hooks, and makes available to its readers the full significance of her work. Compelling and unprecedented, Critical Perspectives on bell hooks is a must-read for scholars, professors, and students interested in issues of race, class, and gender.
Category: Education

Bury My Heart In A Free Land Black Women Intellectuals In Modern U S History

Author : Hettie V. Williams
ISBN : 9781440835490
Genre : Social Science
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Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition. • Represents a standout volume on the subject of black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history that covers figures from the late 19th century to the present • Includes well-known individuals, such as Ida B. Wells and Toni Morrison, as well as lesser-known black women intellectuals, such as Wanda Coleman • Provides contributions from various experts in the field
Category: Social Science

Salvation

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 0060184949
Genre : Social Science
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Acclaimed visionary and intellectual, bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the bestselling All About Love: New Visions. Here she continues her love song to the nation with the groundbreaking and soul-stirring Salvation: Black People and Love. Intimate and revolutionary, Salvation is a gift as provocative as it is healing. Written from a historical and cultural perspective, Salvation takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African-Americans. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships, and marriage in black life, the prose and poetry of Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, sexual pain or pleasure, hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, addiction, greed, or the failure of black leadership, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it. Combining the passionate politics of W E. B. DuBois with fresh, contemporary insights, hooks brilliantly offers new visions that will heal our nation's wounds from a culture of lovelessness. Her writings on love and its inextricable links to race, class, family, history, and popular culture raise one pivotal question: How can we create beloved American communities? Salvation is bell hooks's journey to answer this question-an offering for everyone who cares about the souls of black folk.
Category: Social Science

Remembered Rapture

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 9781466847583
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on her experiences as a professor of English and the author of sixteen highly acclaimed books, critic bell hooks presents an insightful collection of essays on the process and politics of writing. Centrally, many of the essays raise provocative questions about the feminist movement and women's writing--the kinds of voices women have established in the wake of the demand for more writing by women, the politics of confession and the type of standards being set for women writers by critics. Several essays explore hooks's personal relationship to publishing, explaining the impact success has had on her work as she highlights her movement from writing in relative isolation to writing in New York City amidst the publishing industry, in a world full of writers. Other essays focus on the dearth of nonfiction writing by Black women, contrasting that with the rise in their published fiction. More general essays focus on writing as healing, raising issues about the function of writing; the extent to which readers inspire writers; and how race, ger, and class can determine one's relationship to words. Remembered Rapture offers a fresh and lively discussion of living with words.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Der Alpdruck

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9783961186655
Genre : Fiction
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Protagonist des Romans ist der Schriftsteller Dr. Doll. Er ist mit Alma Doll, einer wesentlich jüngeren Frau, zum zweiten Mal verheiratet und lebt zu Beginn der Handlung am Rande einer Kleinstadt in der Nähe von Prenzlau, nicht allzu weit von Berlin entfernt.
Category: Fiction