Soul Sister: Women, Friendship, and Fulfillment

South End Press, 1 Απρ 2007 - 128 σελίδες
Sisterhood is powerful, yet so is competition and antagonism between women. In Soul Sister bell hooks asks why, now that feminism has begun to make inroads in so many spheres, women seem more hostile and less understanding of each other; and what, if anything, feminists should do about this crisis. In Soul Sister, hooks considers the causes for increased tension between women a__ including widening economic gaps, persistent racism, and homophobia a__ and shows how the media plays a role in creating divisions between women. She also suggests strategies for reconciliation, and proposes ways to increase harmony and acceptance. Like most of hooks' more recent titles on love and relationships, Soul Sister is conversational, direct, powerful, spiritual and written for a multiracial audience. Praise for bell hooks: "It's obvious that in all of hooks' forthright works, from her stunning memoirs to her seminal works on race, gender, art, and education, that for her writing is a moral act." - Library Journal "As astute, intrepid cultural critic hooks so eloquently observes, the inner lives of African Americans have been given short shrift in the annals of psychologya_ so cogent is hooks' thinking, so clarifying her language, that to read her is to set out on the path toward healing." -Booklist "The only woman in recent years who is readily identified as a member of that select group known as 'black public intellectuals.'"-New York Times Book Review

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Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.

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