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A Contemplative Dialogue

bell hooks & Stuart Hall
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In an awesome meeting of minds, cultural theorists Stuart Hall and bell hooks met for a series of wide-ranging conversations on what Hall sums up as life, love, death, sex. From the trivial to the profound, across boundaries of age, sexualities and genders, hooks and Hall dissect topics and themes of continual contemporary relevance, including feminism, home and homecoming, class, black masculinity, family, politics, relationships, and teaching. In their fluid and honest dialogue they push and pull each other as well as the reader, and the result is a book that speaks to the power of conversation as a place of critical pedagogy.


bell hooks was a Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she chose the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she was. A writer and critic, hooks was the author of more than thirty books, many of which have focused on issues of social class, race, and gender. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I a Woman, the dialogue Breaking Bread (with Cornel West), the children's book Happy to Be Nappy, the memoir Bone Black, and Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (The New Press). She lived in Berea, Kentucky.

Stuart Hall was born 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica and came to England in 1951. He was a pioneering cultural theorist, political activist, and founding editor of the New Left Review. He was one of the most influential and adventurous critical thinkers of the last half century, widely recognized as a key figure in the development of cultural studies.


  • Publisher: ‎Routledge (October 23, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎144 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1138102105
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781138102101
  • Item Weight: ‎6.2 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎5.5 x 0.33 x 8.5 inches
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