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South End Press Classics #5: Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

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An Interview with bell hooks, author of Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

SOUTH END PRESS: Your work on radical black feminism has been an inspiration for many young feminists of color, and you yourself were in your early 20s when you wrote your first book, Ain't I a Woman. What differences do you see in the political and cultural climate that young progressive activists face today, compared to when you were formulating your own politics?

BELL HOOKS: One of the major differences I see in the political climate today is that there is less collective support for coming to critical consciousness-in communities, in institutions, among friends. For example, when I was coming to feminist consciousness-as one aspect of my political consciousness-at Stanford University, there was a tremendous buzz about feminism throughout the campus. Women were organizing in the dorms, women were resisting biased curriculum, all of those things. So, it really offered a kind of overall support for coming to consciousness, whereas what so frequently happens now in academic settings is that people feel much more that they don't have this kind of collective support.

SEP: What do you think has contributed to that change?

BH: The institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things led to a sense that the struggle was over for a lot of people and that one did not have to continue the personal consciousness-raising and changing of one's viewpoint.

SEP: Could you describe some of the influences on your own politicization? In your writing you have focused very much on your development as a woman, as a writer, and as a critic and political thinker. Could you describe that process?

BH: One of the issues that I continually write about is that the words we use to define political positions-whether we talk about being on the left or being feminist-do not mean that people may not have arrived at positions of resistance that could be clearly described by that language before they come to that language. In my case, I've talked a great deal about how growing up in a very patriarchal household was the setting for my development of resistance. But it was not until the organi

Synopsis:

Eagerly awaited new volume in the South End Press Classics series, with a new Preface by hooks.

Synopsis:

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center established bell hooks as one of feminism's most vital and influential voices. A new preface by the author introduces the second edition of this essential classic to a new generation of feminist readers, while reminding seasoned activists of the need for continual, critical reflection.

This carefully argued and powerfully inspirational work is a comprehensive examination of the core issues of sexual politics, including political solidarity among women, men as partners in struggle, and the feminist movement to end violence. Always engaging and frequently provocative, hooks combines an accessible style with critical insight to offer a vision of feminism rooted in compassion, respect, and integrity.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-172) and index.

About the Author

One of the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks has authored over 20 books, including several classics in African-American and Women's Studies. Known mainly as a feminist thinker, hooks addresses a broad range of issues related to gender, race, teaching, and media.

Table of Contents

Black women: shaping feminist theory — Feminism: a movement to end sexist oppression — The significance of feminist movement — Sisterhood: political solidarity among women — Men: comrades in struggle — Changing perspectives on power — Rethinking the nature of work — Educating women: a feminist agenda — Feminist movement to end violence — Revolutionary parenting — Ending female sexual oppression — Feminist revolution: development through struggle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896086135
Editor:
Marable, Manning
Author:
Marable, Manning
Author:
The South End Press Collective
Author:
The South End Press Collective
Author:
Hooks, Bell
Publisher:
South End Press
Location:
Cambridge, MA :
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Marginality, Social
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American women - Attitudes
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
South End Press Classics Series
Series Volume:
8th, 1886-'87v. 5
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
179
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 in 8 oz

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
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Eagerly awaited new volume in the South End Press Classics series, with a new Preface by hooks.
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Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center established bell hooks as one of feminism's most vital and influential voices. A new preface by the author introduces the second edition of this essential classic to a new generation of feminist readers, while reminding seasoned activists of the need for continual, critical reflection.

This carefully argued and powerfully inspirational work is a comprehensive examination of the core issues of sexual politics, including political solidarity among women, men as partners in struggle, and the feminist movement to end violence. Always engaging and frequently provocative, hooks combines an accessible style with critical insight to offer a vision of feminism rooted in compassion, respect, and integrity.

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