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Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

  • Author: bell hooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317588606
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

  • Author: bell hooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317588614
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 206
  • View: 9344
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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

  • Author: Bell Hooks,The South End Press Collective
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780896087699
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  • Page: 220
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" Ain't I a Woman : Black Women and Feminism is among America's most influential works. Prolific, outspoken, and fearless."- The Village Voice  "This book is a classic. It . . . should be read by anyone who takes feminism seriously."- Sojourner  "[ Ain't I a Woman ] should be widely read, thoughtfully considered, discussed, and finally acclaimed for the real enlightenment it offers for social change."- Library Journal  "One of the twenty most influential women's books of the last twenty years."- Publishers Weekly  "I met a young sister who was a feminist, and she gave me a book called Ain't I a Woman by a talented, beautiful sister named bell hooks-and it changed my life. It changed my whole perspective of myself as a woman."-Jada Pinkett-Smith  At nineteen, bell hooks began writing the book that forever changed the course of feminist thought. Ain't I a Woman remains a classic analysis of the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.  bell hooks is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and influential books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. The Atlantic Monthly celebrates her as one of our nation's leading public intellectuals .

Sisters of the Yam

Sisters of the Yam

Black Women and Self-Recovery

  • Author: bell hooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317588312
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks reflects on the ways in which the emotional health of black women has been and continues to be impacted by sexism and racism. Desiring to create a context where black females could both work on their individual efforts for self-actualization while remaining connected to a larger world of collective struggle, hooks articulates the link between self-recovery and political resistance. Both an expression of the joy of self-healing and the need to be ever vigilant in the struggle for equality, Sisters of the Yam continues to speak to the experience of black womanhood.

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

  • Author: Maxine Leeds Craig
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198032557
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

Ain't I a Woman!

Ain't I a Woman!

Classic Poetry by Women from Around the World

  • Author: Illona Linthwaite
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9780809225347
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 264
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One hundred and fifty poems from around the world and across the ages cover themes of motherhood and youth, race and loss, sex and love. Featured writers include Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Marge Piercy.

Women, Race, & Class

Women, Race, & Class

  • Author: Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307798496
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.

Ain't I a Womanist, Too?

Ain't I a Womanist, Too?

Third-Wave Womanist Religious Thought

  • Author: Monica A. Coleman
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 0800698762
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 229
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Third wave womanism is a new movement within religious studies with deep roots in the tradition of womanist religious thought—while also departing from it in key ways. After a helpful and orienting introduction, this volume gathers essays from established and emerging scholars whose work is among the most lively and innovative scholarship today. The result is a lively conversation in which 'to question is not to disavow; to depart is not necessarily to reject' and where questioning and departing are indications of the productive growth and expansion of an important academic and religious movement.

Ain't I a Feminist?

Ain't I a Feminist?

African American Men Speak Out on Fatherhood, Friendship, Forgiveness, and Freedom

  • Author: Aaronette M. White
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791477754
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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Interview-based study of contemporary African American feminist men.

Ar'n't I a Woman?

Ar'n't I a Woman?

Female Slaves in the Plantation South

  • Author: Deborah Gray White
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393314816
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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Explores the contributions made by enslaved women to the family's economy and suggests they achieved a greater degree of equality with their men than white women

Justice in a Global Economy

Justice in a Global Economy

Strategies for Home, Community, and World

  • Author: Pamela Brubaker,Rebecca Todd Peters,Laura A. Stivers
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • ISBN: 0664229557
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 165
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Today's complex social and economic problems leave many people in the affluent world feeling either overwhelmed or ambivalent. Even the small percentage of us who have examined the ethics behind our financial decisions and overcome the often-deterring factors of self-interest rarely know what to do to make any difference. By providing tools for examination and concrete actions for individuals, communities, and society at large, Justice in a Global Economy guides its readers through many of today's complex societal issues, including land use, immigration, corporate accountability, and environmental and economic justice. Beginning with a basic introduction to the impact of economic globalization, the book provides both critical assessments of the current political-economic structures and examples of people and communities who are actively working to transform society. Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion and reflection.

Latina Social Ethics

Latina Social Ethics

  • Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 157
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A groundbreaking corrective work, Latina/o Social Ethics strives to create a liberative ethical approach to the Hispanic experience by using its own tools and materials. First explaining why Eurocentric ethical paradigms are inadequate in their attempts to liberate oppressed communities, Miguel De La Torre looks with Hispanic eyes at three major ethicists of the twentieth century--Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Stanley Hauerwas--and how ethics is presented in U.S. culture wars, from the Religious Right to the Religious Left. He deconstructs these ethical paradigms and demonstrates why all are detrimental to and irreconcilable with the Hispanic social location. With a clean slate, then, De La Torre moves to constructing a new Hispanic-centered ethical paradigm that is rooted in the Latino community way of being. Reviewing the field of Hispanic ethical thought, De La Torre pays special attention to specific concepts ripe with potential that have been developed over the past generation. In the final chapter, De La Torre offers his own constructive paradigm--an ethics para joder, which is rooted in the Latina/o experience, and by which, he argues, the Hispanic community can survive within U.S. culture.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

A Voice for Freedom

  • Author: Pat McKissack,Fredrick McKissack
  • Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Simple text and illustrations describe the life and accomplishments of the jazz trumpeter who was nicknamed Satchmo.

The Sisters Are Alright

The Sisters Are Alright

Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

  • Author: Tamara Winfrey Harris
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1626563535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
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GOLD MEDALIST OF FOREWORD REVIEWS' 2015 INDIEFAB AWARDS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing! The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves. When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra—servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel—followed close behind. In the '60s, the Matriarch, the willfully unmarried baby machine leeching off the state, joined them. These stereotypes persist to this day through newspaper headlines, Sunday sermons, social media memes, cable punditry, government policies, and hit song lyrics. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won't let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures. Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America. “We have facets like diamonds,” she writes. “The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.”

Writing Beyond Race

Writing Beyond Race

Living Theory and Practice

  • Author: Bell Hooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415539145
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 199
  • View: 310
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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.

Teaching Critical Thinking

Teaching Critical Thinking

Practical Wisdom

  • Author: Bell Hooks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415968201
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 191
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In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today. In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous best-selling volumes in her Teaching series, Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Community. The issues are varied and broad, from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self-esteem. One professor, for example, asked how black female professors can maintain positive authority in a classroom without being seen through the lens of negative racist, sexist stereotypes. One teacher asked how to handle tears in the classroom, while another wanted to know how to use humor as a tool for learning. Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors. Highlighting the importance of reading, she insists on the primacy of free speech, a democratic education of literacy. Throughout these essays, she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking. This is provocative, powerful, and joyful intellectual work. It is a must read for anyone who is at all interested in education today.

The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman

  • Author: Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9781588369246
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us. From the Paperback edition.

Outlaw Culture

Outlaw Culture

Resisting Representations

  • Author: bell hooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136767908
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3145
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According to the Washington Post, no one who cares about contemporary African-American cultures can ignore bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture presents a collection of essays that pulls no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of popular culture can be a ‘powerful site for intervention, challenge and change’. And intervene, challenge and change is what hooks does best.

Bone Black

Bone Black

Memories of Girlhood

  • Author: Bell Hooks
  • Publisher: Women's Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9780704345508
  • Category: African American
  • Page: 183
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A personal memoir, as well as a political polemic, Bone Black carries the additional appeal of providing a poignant and lyrical insight into the author's own life.

We Real Cool

We Real Cool

Black Men and Masculinity

  • Author: Bell Hooks
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415969277
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 162
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Discusses what black males fear most, their longing for intimacy, the pitfalls of patriarchy, and the destruction of oppression through redemption and love.