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Where We Stand: Class Matters
     

Where We Stand: Class Matters

by bell hooks
 

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Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is 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.

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Drawing on both her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan Coop boards, Where We Stand is 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.

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Bell hooks likes to quote her Kentucky mother's adage, "Life is not promised," a statement that seems to anticipate the urgency of her own work. Hook's perceptive and increasingly sensitive studies of cultural nuance continues in this collection of essays.
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This incisive examination of class is rooted in cultural critic hooks's (All About Love) personal experience, political commitment, and social theory, which links gender, race, and class. Starting with her working-class childhood, the author illustrates how everyday interactions reproduce class hierarchy while simultaneously denying its existence. Because she sustains an unflinching gaze on both her own personal motivations and on persistent social structures, hooks provides a valuable framework for discussing such difficult and unexplored areas as greed, the quest to live simply, the ruling-class co-optation of youth through popular culture, and real estate speculation as an instrument of racism. Although the reading level and the price are both steep, this title is highly recommended for most public libraries and academic social science collections.--Paula R. Dempsey, DePaul Univ. Lib., Chicago Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Drawing on her roots in Kentucky and her adventures with Manhattan co- op boards, bell hooks, one of America's most admired critics and writers, provides a successful black woman's reflection on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined and how we can find ways to think beyond them. hooks is author of many books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135956639
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
746 KB

Meet the Author

Bell Hooks has published three books with Routledge: Teaching to Transgress, Reel to Reel, and Outlaw Culture. Her most recent publications are All About Love and her children's book Happy to Be Nappy.

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