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Bell hooks

Bell hooks (born 1952) is a Black feminist who is famous for protesting against the White majority in feminist movements.

Born Gloria Watson, she uses the name bell hooks, spelt without capital letters, to honor her mother and her grandmother. In 1973, she graduated Stanford University, in 1976, she followed that with a degree from University of Wisconsin, and with a Ph. D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1983.

hooks believes, among other things, that many issues are interconnected with feminism, for example racial prejudice, and education.

Monographs by hooks include:

  • Ain't I a Woman: Black women and feminism (1981)
  • Feminist Theory from Margin to Center (1984)
  • Talking Back: thinking feminist, thinking black (1989)
  • Yearning: race, gender, and cultural politics (1990)
  • Breaking Bread: insurgent Black intellectual life (1991) (with Cornel West)
  • Black Looks: race and representation (1992)
  • Sisters of the Yam: black women and self-recovery(1993)
  • Teaching to Transgress: education as the practice of freedom (1994)
  • Outlaw Culture: resisting representations (1994)
  • Art on My Mind: visual politics (1995)
  • Killing Rage: ending racism (1995)
  • Bone Black: memories of girlhood (1996)
  • Reel to Real: race, sex, and class at the movies (1996)
  • Wounds of Passion: a writing life (1997)
  • Happy to be Nappy (1999) (a children's book, with Christopher Raschka)
  • Remembered Rapture: the writer at work (1999)

External Links

bell hooks (University of Miami) (http://www.education.miami.edu/ep/contemporaryed/Bell_Hooks/bell_hooks)

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