We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity / Edition 1

We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity / Edition 1

by bell hooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415969263

ISBN-13: 9780415969260

Pub. Date: 11/07/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."

In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title - We Real Cool her subject - the way in which both white society and weak black leaders

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"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."

In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title - We Real Cool her subject - the way in which both white society and weak black leaders are failing black men and youth. Her subject is taboo: "this is a culture that does not love black males:" "they are not loved by white men, white women, black women, girls or boys. And especially, black men do not love themselves . How could they? How could they be expected to love, surrounded by so much envy, desire and hate?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969260
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/07/2003
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: about black men: don't believe the hype
Ch. 1plantation patriarchy1
Ch. 2gangsta culture: a piece of the action15
Ch. 3schooling black males33
Ch. 4don't make me hurt you: black male violence47
Ch. 5it's a dick thing: beyond sexual acting out67
Ch. 6from angry boys to angry men85
Ch. 7waiting for daddy to come home: black male parenting101
Ch. 8doing the work of love115
Ch. 9healing the hurt133
Ch. 10the coolness of being real147

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