Teaching to Transgress
Education as the Practice of Freedom
By (author) Bell Hooks
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Teaching to Transgress by Bell Hooks
Book Description"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo Freire In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal. bell hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom? Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself. "To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415908085
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bell Hooks
Salvation, Paperback (May 2016)
Challenging the legacy of slavery, colonization, and ongoing racism that portrays African-American people as unable to love, the author of 'All About Love' explores how the ethic of love has become the foundation of hope and survival.
Communion, Paperback (May 2016)
In the final book of her love trilogy that began with "all about love" and "salvation, " bell hooks explores the ways ideas about women and love were changed by the feminist movement, by women's full participation in the workforce, by the culture of self-help, and by popular media forces such as television and movies.
Feminist Theory, Paperback (November 2014)» View all books by Bell Hooks
"First and second editions published by South End Press, 1984, 2000"--Title page verso.
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Author Biography - Bell Hooks
bell hooks is a writer and critic who has taught most recently at Berea College in Kentucky, where she is Distinguished Professor in Residence. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I A Woman, the dialogue (with Cornel West) Breaking Bread, the children's books Happy to Be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz, the memoir Bone Black (Holt), and the general interest titles All About Love, Rock My Soul, and Communion. Her many books published with Routledge include Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom, Belonging: A Culture of Place, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, Where We Stand: Class Matters, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, and Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies.
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