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A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving....There can be no love without justice.—from the chapter "To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism"

In this engaging and provocative volume, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice.

hooks applies her critical analysis to the most contentious and challenging issues facing feminists today, including reproductive rights, violence, race, class, and work. With her customary insight and unsparing honesty, hooks calls for a feminism free from divisive barriers but rich with rigorous debate. In language both eye-opening and optimistic, hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic culture, and to imagine a different future.

hooks speaks to all those in search of true liberation, asking readers to take look at feminism in a new light, to see that it touches all lives. Issuing an invitation to participate fully in feminist movement and to benefit fully from it, hooks shows that feminism—far from being an outdated concept or one limited to an intellectual elite--is indeed for everybody.

bell hooks is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. A frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad, she is Distinguished Professor of English at City College, City University of New York.

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Acclaimed cultural critic bell hooks presents a sharp analysis and open-hearted vision of feminism in this accessible and inspiring volume.

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In this engaging and provocative volume, the author introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience, asking readers to look at feminism in a new light.

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lambsown15, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by lambsown15)
Best book I ever read.
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Effie, August 5, 2009 (view all comments by Effie)
This is an excellent introduction to feminism. hooks really defines what sexism is all about in this small but seminal books.
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jgeneric, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by jgeneric)
This book is a nice short read covering the basics of feminist theories and detailing bell hooks's experience in becoming a feminist. She touches on a variety of subjects and how they relate to feminism in practice. Class, work, race, bodies, relationships, sexuality, and others are all touched upon. It's pretty good, especially for a beginning text.

I picked it up because I thought I could use a little brushing up on some feminist theory, and I always prefer the basic theory stuff as opposed to the thick theory stuff. While I don't find some of hooks' stuff about the battles in Academia all interesting, I do like the points she makes about how many reformist feminists have stopped fighting for the rights of women after they got some money as high level managers, or how many white feminists used white supremacy in achieving gains. Instead, feminist organizers should make alliances with other intertwining causes like race, class, sexuality, since ultimately they all are related.

She also points out that patriarchy, which feeds into capitalism and other forms of oppression, is a system, and not an individual action, and men acting as allies are needed for any real change to happen (though men shouldn't lead it.) If you want a good primer on why feminism is truly a philosophy of liberation, and isn't anti-male or anti-sex or just limited to educated white academics, I would recommend you check this out.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780896086289
Author:
hooks, bell
Publisher:
South End Press
Author:
The South End Press Collective
Author:
The South End Press Collective
Author:
Hooks, Bell
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Sex discrimination against women
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
SB 11-555
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 6.5 oz

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