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Where We Stand: Class Matters

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Where We Stand is a powerful new book by one of America's most admired critics and writers. For years we have turned to bell hooks-feminist, social thinker, memoirist, teacher-for her deeply felt ideas on women, race, culture, sexuality, and more recently on love and children. Now Bell Hooks talks about class-the 'elephant in the room'-the subject we all know is central to our culture and its problems but that hasn't been given the attention it so desperately needs.

Why is it that the face of poverty in America is a black face, even though most of the thirty-six million poor in America are white? How do fantasies of wealth's power help keep the poor poor? What do black teens want, and how do they learn to want it? Are wealthy black Americans any more aware of class issues than wealthy whites? Why do we need so much money, after all?

Bell Hooks talks about these subjects in her own style. Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan coop boards, Where We Standis a successful black woman's reflection-personal, straight forward, and rigorously honest-on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think beyond them.

Table of Contents

Making the personal political : class in the family — Coming to class consciousness — Class and the politics of living simply — Money hungry — Politics of greed — Being rich — Me-me class : the young and the ruthless — Class and race : the new black elite — Feminism and class power — White poverty : the politics of invisibility — Solidarity with the poor — Class claims : real estate racism — Crossing class boundaries — Living without class hierarchy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203905104
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Non-Classifiable : Non-Classifiable
Creator:
Hooks Bell
Author:
Hooks, Bell
Author:
Hooks Bell
Subject:
Social Science : Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Social Science : Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Social classes -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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