Black looks : race and representation / bell hooks.

by hooks, bell, 1952- [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015.Edition: New edition.Description: xii, 200 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781138821552.Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-Looking glass | African Americans in popular cultureLooking glass | African American womenLooking glass | Racism -- United StatesLooking glass | United States -- Race relationsLooking glassNote: Previous edition: Boston, Massachusetts.: South End, 1992.Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the critical essays collected in Black Looks , bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship--in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film--and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.

Previous edition: Boston, Massachusetts.: South End, 1992.

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface to the new edition (p. ix)
  • Introduction: revolutionary attitude (p. 1)
  • 1 Loving blackness as political resistance (p. 9)
  • 2 Eating the other: desire and resistance (p. 21)
  • 3 Revolutionary black women: making ourselves subject (p. 41)
  • 4 Selling hot pussy: representations of black female sexuality in the cultural marketplace (p. 61)
  • 5 A feminist challenge: must we call every woman sister? (p. 79)
  • 6 Reconstructing black masculinity (p. 87)
  • 7 The oppositional gaze: black female spectators (p. 115)
  • 8 Micheaux's films: celebrating blackness (p. 133)
  • 9 Is paris burning? (p. 145)
  • 10 Madonna: plantation mistress or soul sister? (p. 157)
  • 11 Representations of whiteness in the black imagination (p. 165)
  • 12 Revolutionary "renegades": native americans, african americans, and black indians (p. 179)
  • Selected bibliography (p. 195)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Ain't I a Woman, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture , and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky.

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No cover image available Black looks : by hooks, bell, ©1992
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