Black Looks: Race and Representation

Black Looks: Race and Representation

by bell hooks

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In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317588481
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 859,800
File size: 2 MB

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition  Introduction  1. Loving Blackness as Political Resistance  2. Eating the Other  3. Revolutionary Black Women  4. Selling Hot Pussy  5. A Feminist Challenge  6. Reconstructing Black Masculinity  7. The Oppositional Gaze  8. Micheaux's Films  9. Is Paris Burning?  10. Madonna 11. Representations of Whiteness  12. Revolutionary "Renegades"

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