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: 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: 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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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 Beyond Race

Living Theory and Practice

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415539145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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What are the conditions needed for our nation to bridge cultural and racial divides? By "writing beyond race," noted cultural critic bell hooks models the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination. In the spirit of previous classics like Outlaw Culture and Reel to Real, this new collection of compelling essays interrogates contemporary cultural notions of race, gender, and class. From the films Precious and Crash to recent biographies of Malcolm X and Henrietta Lacks, hooks offers provocative insights into the way race is being talked about in this "post-racial" era.
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Black, White and Jewish

Autobiography of a Shifting Self

Author: Rebecca Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442001961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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In a memoir about the power of race to shape one's personal identity, the daughter of a Jewish father and African-American mother recalls her confusing but ultimately rewarding life lived between two conflicting ethnic identities. Reprint.
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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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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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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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After Long Silence

A Memoir

Author: Helen Fremont

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307804658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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“Fascinating . . . A tragic saga, but at the same time it often reads like a thriller filled with acts of extraordinary courage, descriptions of dangerous journeys and a series of secret identities.”—Chicago Tribune “To this day, I don't even know what my mother's real name is.” Helen Fremont was raised as a Roman Catholic. It wasn't until she was an adult, practicing law in Boston, that she discovered her parents were Jewish—Holocaust survivors living invented lives. Not even their names were their own. In this powerful memoir, Helen Fremont delves into the secrets that held her family in a bond of silence for more than four decades, recounting with heartbreaking clarity a remarkable tale of survival, as vivid as fiction but with the resonance of truth. Driven to uncover their roots, Fremont and her sister pieced together an astonishing story: of Siberian Gulags and Italian royalty, of concentration camps and buried lives. After Long Silence is about the devastating price of hiding the truth; about families; about the steps we take, foolish or wise, to protect ourselves and our loved ones. No one who reads this book can be unmoved, or fail to understand the seductive, damaging power of secrets. Praise for After Long Silence “Poignant . . . affecting . . . part detective story, part literary memoir, part imagined past.”—The New York Times Book Review “Riveting . . . painfully authentic . . . a poignant memoir, a labor of love for the parents she never really knew.”—The Boston Globe “Mesmerizing . . . Fremont has accomplished something that seems close to impossible. She has made a fresh and worthy contribution to the vast literature of the Holocaust.”—The Washington Post Book World
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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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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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Writing The Sacred Journey

Author: N.A

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965768

Category:

Page: N.A

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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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Be Boy Buzz

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606328128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Celebrates being Bold, All Bliss Boy, All Bad Boy Beast, Boy Running, Boy Jumping, Boy Sitting Down, and being in Love With Being a Boy.
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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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Homemade love

Author: Bell Hooks,Shane W. Evans

Publisher: Jump At The Sun

ISBN: 9780786806430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A girl who is Girlpie to her mama and Honey Bun Chocolate Dewdrop to her daddy savors the warmth and love of her family, knowing that no matter where or when, she is always safe with her mother and father.
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