1)1'1/ hooks's. all about love "It is a warm affirm ation th at lo ve is possible and an attack on the cul ture of narcissism and sel fish ness. ". -New Yo rk Times Book . new PDF All About Love: New Visions (Bell Hooks Love Trilogy) Full Online , new PDF All About Love: New Visions (Bell Hooks. THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER LOVE SONG TO THE NATION The word love is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we.
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Bell Hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. cover image of All About Love bell hooks Author cover image of When Angels Speak of Love. All About Love: New Visions. bell hooks. READ FOR FREE. Introduction. All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its. A visionary and accessible book, bell hooks's All About Love offers radical new ways to think Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.
A Discography Five Volumes Discographies: Download All About Love: William Morrow Released: December 22, Page Count: English ISBN Download eBook Book Description Readers of bell hookss fiery and eloquent attacks on racism and ism might be surprised to see her take on the elusive subject of love, but in her own unique way, hooks beautifully weaves her childhood Thank you all in advance.
Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male.
Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media. The feminism they hear about the most is portrayed by women who are primarily committed to gender equality - equal pay for equal work, and sometimes women and men sharing household chores and parenting. They see that these women are usually white and materially privileged.
They know from mass media that women's liberation focuses on the freedom to have abortions, to be lesbians, to challenge rape and domestic violence. Among these issues, masses of people agree with the idea of gender equity in the workplace - equal pay for equal work.
Since our society continues to be primarily a "Christian" culture, masses of people continue to believe that god has ordained that women be subordinate to men in the domestic household. Even though masses of women have entered the workforce, even though many families are headed by women who are the sole breadwinners, the vision of domestic life which continues to dominate the nation's imagination is one in which the logic of male domination is intact, whether men are present in the home or not.
The wrong minded notion of feminist movement which implied it was anti-male carried with it the wrong-minded assumption that all female space would necessarily be an environment where patriarchy and sexist thinking would be absent.
Many women, even those involved in feminist politics, chose to believe this as well. There was indeed a great deal of anti-male sentiment among early feminist activists who were responding to male domination with anger.
It was that anger at injustice that was the impetus for creating a women's liberation movement. Early on most feminist activists a majority of whom were white had their consciousness raised about the nature of male domination when they were working in anti-classist and anti-racist settings with men who were telling the world about the importance of freedom while subordinating the women in their ranks.
Whether it was white women working on behalf of socialism, black women working on behalf of civil rights and black liberation, or Native American women working for indigenous rights, it was clear that men wanted to lead, and they wanted women to follow. Participating in these radical freedom struggles awakened the spirit of rebellion and resistance in progressive females and led them towards contemporary women's liberation. As contemporary feminism progressed, as women realized that males were not the only group in our society who supported sexist thinking and behavior - that females could be sexist as well - anti-male sentiment no longer shaped the movement's consciousness.
The focus shifted to an all-out effort to create gender justice. But women could not band together to further feminism without confronting our sexist thinking.
Sisterhood could not be powerful as long as women were competitively at war with one another. Utopian visions of sisterhood based solely on the awareness of the reality that all women were in some way victimized by male domination were disrupted by discussions of class and race.
Discussions of class differences occurred early on in contemporary feminism, preceding discussions of race. Diana Press published revolutionary insights about class divisions between women as early as the mid-'70s in their collection of essays Class and Feminism.
These discussions did not trivialize the feminist insistence that "sisterhood is powerful," they simply emphasized that we could only become sisters in struggle by confronting the ways women - through sex, class, and race - dominated and exploited other women, and created a political platform that would address these differences.
Even though individual black women were active in contemporary feminist movement from its inception, they were not the individuals who became the "stars" of the movement, who attracted the attention of mass media. Often individual black women active in feminist movement were revolutionary feminists like many white lesbians. They were already at odds with reformist feminists who resolutely wanted to project a vision of the movement as being solely about women gaining equality with men in the existing system.
Even before race became a talked about issue in feminist circles it was clear to black women and to their revolutionary allies in struggle that they were never going to have equality within the existing white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. From its earliest inception feminist movement was polarized.
Reformist thinkers chose to emphasize gender equality. Revolutionary thinkers did not want simply to alter the existing system so that women would have more rights.
We wanted to transform that system, to bring an end to patriarchy and sexism. Since patriarchal mass media was not interested in the more revolutionary vision, it never received attention in mainstream press.
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She offers a rethinking of self-love without narcissism that will bring peace and compassion to our personal and professional lives, and asserts the place of love to end struggles between individuals, in 4. See also WorldCat this item.
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