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Writing Beyond Race

Living Theory and Practice

bell hooks

What are the conditions needed for our nation to bridge cultural and racial divides? By writing beyond race, noted cultural critic bell hooks models the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination.

In the spirit of previous classics like Outlaw Culture and Reel to Real, this new collection of compelling essays interrogates contemporary cultural notions of race, gender, and class. From the films Precious and Crash to recent biographies of Malcolm X and Henrietta Lacks, hooks offers provocative insights into the way race is being talked about in this post-racial era.

 

bell hooks was an influential cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of America's leading public intellectuals, she was a charismatic speaker and writer who taught and lectured around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks was the author of more than 17 books, including the New York Times bestseller All About Love: New VisionsSalvation: Black People and LoveCommunion: the Female Search for Love, as well as the landmark memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.

 

  • Publisher: Routledge (September 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0415539153
  • ISBN-13: 9780415539159
  • Item Weight: 0.55 lbs
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches