bell hooks: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory

bell hooks: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory

by Catherine R. Squires


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bell hooks’ writings have been touchstones for major debates in the «culture wars», fostering insight into many central questions in communication studies. Her work is vital to students and scholars who explore the ways in which media shape our sense of our selves, our roles, and those with whom we interact. This book provides readers with a measured, contextualized introduction to how hooks’ writings on media and culture enhance our understanding of key concepts in communication. hooks’ insistence on focusing our attention on the workings of power and the impact of history and her willingness to explore connections between individual and group experiences have produced provocative, fruitful conjectures about media and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433115868
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Series: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory Series , #8
Pages: 129
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Catherine R. Squires (PhD, Northwestern University) is the inaugural John and Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity, and Equality at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Dispatches from the Color Line (2007) and African Americans and the Media (2009) and co-editor of The Obama Effect: Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign (2010). She has published articles on media and identity in many journals, including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Theory, and the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics

Table of Contents

Contents: An Introduction to bell hooks – Deconstructing Dominator Culture –Democracy, Civility, and bell hooks – Media, Power, and Intersections – Reception, Resistance, and Recovery – Education As a Tool for Democracy – Notes on Revisiting Critical Theorist bell hooks.

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