Black Looks: Race and Representation
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About the Author
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.
Praise for the book:
"This latest collection from hooks contains a dozen recent essays on the representation of the African American experience, an area in which, she argues convincingly, little progress has been made. . . . Imbued with hooks's theoretical rigor, intellectual integrity, breadth of knowledge and passion, this book is a necessary read for anyone concerned with race in America." --Publishers Weekly (1999)
"hooks's essays raise many of the most significant debates within black cultural life of recent times, such as relations between the sexes and the dangers of racial essentialism inherent in all forms of black nationalism. . . . She casts a fresh perspective on aspects of black women's writing and black feminist theorising..." --Sally Keenan, Journal of American Studies (1995)