Bone Black

Memories of Girlhood

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: Women's Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780704345508

Category: African American

Page: 183

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A personal memoir, as well as a political polemic, Bone Black carries the additional appeal of providing a poignant and lyrical insight into the author's own life.
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Bone Black

Memories of Girlhood

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780805055122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child’s journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well as the emotional vulnerability of children. She sheds new light on a society that beholds the joys of marriage for men and condemns anything more than silence for women. In this world, too, black is a woman’s color—worn when earned—daughters and daddies are strangers under the same roof, and crying children are often given something to cry about. hooks finds good company in solitude, good company in books. She also discovers, in the motionless body of misunderstanding, that writing is her most vital breath.
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Bone Black

Memories of Girlhood

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9780805041453

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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A feminist thinker and author writes not a chronological narrative of her life but a series of impressions as the young girl that she was became aware of segregation, civil rights, family ties, spirituality, and her own sexuality. 30,000 first printing.
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Wounds of Passion

A Writing Life

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805057225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A powerful memoir tells how one woman writer found her own voice while creating a personal love relationship based on feminist thinking and reflects on the impact of birth control and the women's movement on society. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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Black White and Jewish

Autobiography of a Shifting Self

Author: Rebecca Walker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101647566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.
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Salvation

Black People and Love

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060959495

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Acclaimed visionary and intellectual bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the bestselling All About Love: New Visions. Here she continues her love song to the nation in the groundbreaking and soul-stirring Salvation: Black People and Love. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships and marriage in Black life, the prose and poetry of our most revered artists and leaders, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, or hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it. Salvation is work that helps us heal -- and shows us how to create beloved American communities.
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All About Love

New Visions

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062862170

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.
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Writing The Sacred Journey

Author: N.A

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965768

Category:

Page: N.A

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Class, Self, Culture

Author: Beverley Skeggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136499210

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Class, Self, Culture puts class back on the map in a novel way by taking a new look at how class is made and given value through culture. It shows how different classes become attributed with value, enabling culture to be deployed as a resource and as a form of property, which has both use-value to the person and exchange-value in systems of symbolic and economic exchange. The book shows how class has not disappeared, but is known and spoken in a myriad of different ways, always working through other categorisations of nation, race, gender and sexuality and across different sites: through popular culture, political rhetoric and academic theory. In particular attention is given to how new forms of personhood are being generated through mechanisms of giving value to culture, and how what we come to know and assume to be a 'self' is always a classed formation. Analysing four processes: of inscription, institutionalisation, perspective-taking and exchange relationships, it challenges recent debates on reflexivity, risk, rational-action theory, individualisation and mobility, by showing how these are all reliant on fixing some people in place so that others can move.
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My Name Is Seepeetza

Author: Shirley Sterling

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554980542

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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At six years old, Seepeetza is taken from her happy family life on Joyaska Ranch to live as a boarder at the Kalamak Indian Residential School. Life at the school is not easy, but Seepeetza still manages to find some bright spots. Always, thoughts of home make her school life bearable. An honest, inside look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it.
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Paper Daughter

A Memoir

Author: M. Elaine Mar

Publisher: Isis Large Print Books

ISBN: 9780753157893

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 447

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When she was five years old, M. Elaine Mar and her mother emigrated from Hong Kong to Denver, Colorado, to join her father. There she worked with her family in the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant, while living in the basement of her aunt's house. Quickly mastering the english, she soon began to excel at school, but before long she found herself caught between two increasingly disparate worlds, the Chinese tradition and the independence of the America in which she lived. She fell in love with a red-haired boy who leads her away from the family, blocking out her family's vision of an arranged marriage in Hong Kong; eventually, alone she arrived in Harvard and a new future.
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Same, Different, Equal

Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling

Author: Rosemary C. Salomone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300129149

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Although coeducation has been the norm within private and public schools since the 1970s, single-sex education has staged a comeback in recent years as a means of addressing the academic and social problems faced by some students. Single-sex education raises controversy on ideological grounds, and in 1996 the Supreme Court struck down the all-male admissions policy at the Virginia Military Institute in a decision that has cast a legal cloud over public initiatives. In this timely book, Rosemary Salomone offers a reasoned educational and legal argument supporting single-sex education as an alternative to coeducation, particularly in the case of disadvantaged minority students. Salomone examines the history of women’s education and exclusion, philosophical and psychological theories of sameness and difference, findings on educational achievement and performance, the research evidence on single-sex schooling, and the legal questions that have arisen. Correcting many of the current misconceptions about single-sex education, she argues that it is a viable option and that the road to gender equality should be paved with diverse educational opportunities for all students—regardless of race, class, or gender.
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Communion

The Female Search for Love

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060938293

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant trilogy of love with Communion: The Female Search for Love. Intimate, revealing, provocative, Communion challenges every female to courageously claim the search for love as the heroic journey we must all choose to be truly free. In her trademark commanding and lucid language, hooks explores the ways ideas about women and love were changed by feminist movement, by women's full participation in the workforce, and by the culture of self-help. Communion is the heart-to-heart talk every woman -- mother, daughter, friend, and lover -- needs to have.
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Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588614

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.
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Skin Again

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368013120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much--what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free. This award-winning book, with its myriad of faces, introduces a strong message of loving yourself and others that will appeal to parents of our youngest readers.
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Hands

Physical Labor, Class, and Cultural Work

Author: Janet Zandy

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In linking forms of cultural expression to labour, occupational injuries and deaths, this title centres what is usualyy decentred - the complex culture of working class people.
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Searching for Your Soul

Writers of Many Faiths Share Their Personal Stories of Spiritual Discovery

Author: Katherine Kurs

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780805211115

Category: Religion

Page: 475

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This insightful and inspirational anthology of first-person accounts brings together--for the first time--the stories of more than 50 writers, who have eloquently explored the spiritual impulses that have significantly informed their lives.
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Folklore Rules

A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies

Author: Lynne S. McNeill

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 087421906X

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?; What Do Folklorists Do?; Types of Folklore; Types of Folk Groups; and, finally, What Do I Do Now? Through these chapters students are guided toward a working understanding of the field, learn basic terms and techniques, and learn to perceive the knowledge base and discourse frame for materials used in folklore courses. Folklore Rules will appeal to instructors and students for a variety of courses, including introductory folklore and comparative studies as well as literature, anthropology, and composition classes that include a folklore component.
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How to Make an American Quilt

Author: Whitney Otto

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804181225

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW An extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT is an exploration of women of yesterday and today, who join together in a uniquely female experience. As they gather year after year, their stories, their wisdom, their lives, form the pattern from which all of us draw warmth and comfort for ourselves. A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE COMING OUT FALL 1995 -- with Maya Angelou, Winona Ryder, and Rip Torn
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Jewels

50 Phenomenal Black Women Over 50

Author: Michael Cunningham,Connie Briscoe

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316075701

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Photographer Michael Cunningham (coauthor of Crowns) and author Connie Briscoe, a New York Times bestselling novelist, profile 50 women over the age of 50 who have been remarkably successful--whether in reaching the top of the corporate ladder, finding fame in politics or the arts, or raising a son to be proud of a single mother--and reveal the ways that they have prevailed despite daunting obstacles. Their stories are paired with Cunningham's intimate portraits of the women. JEWELS includes well-known and little-known women alike, from teachers and executives to artists, authors, and entertainers. Among the celebrities profiled in the book are Ruby Dee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Marion Wright Edelman. Coauthor Connie Briscoe also appears here as one of the featured Jewels, telling her inspiring personal story. World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni contributes an original poem to the book.
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