Bell Hooks

Gloria Jean Watkins (born September 25, 1952), better known by her pen name bell hooks (intentionally uncapitalized), is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She took her nom de plume from her maternal great-grandmother Bell Blair Hooks.

Her writing has focused on the interconnectivity of race, capitalism, and gender and what she describes as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination. She has published over thirty books and numerous scholarly and mainstream articles, appeared in several documentary films and participated in various public lectures. Primarily through a postmodern perspective, hooks has addressed race, class, and gender in education, art, history, sexuality, mass media and feminism.

Read more about Bell Hooks:  Influences, Teaching To Transgress, Feminist Theory, Criticism, Awards and Nominations, Select Bibliography, Film Appearances, Further Reading

Other articles related to "bell hooks":

Bell Hooks - Further Reading
... Bell Hooks's Engaged Pedagogy ... "Bell Hooks." The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism ...
List of South End Press Classics
... Feminist Theory From Margin to Center by bell hooks How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society by Manning Marable Loving in ...
List Of Feminist Rhetoricians - Bell Hooks
... (born September 25, 1952) Bell Hooks was born Gloria Jean Watkins and is a social activist who is internationally known ...

Famous quotes by bell hooks:

    ... often the empowering strategies we use in the arena of love and friendship are immediately dropped when we come into the arena of politicized difference—when in fact some of those strategies are useful and necessary.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
    bell hooks (b. 1955)

    Being oppressed means the absence of choices.
    bell hooks (b. 1955)