We Real Cool
Black Men and Masculinity
By (author) Bell Hooks
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We Real Cool by Bell Hooks
Book Description"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse." In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title--We Real Cool; her subject--the way in which both white society and weak black leaders are failing black men and youth. Her subject is taboo: "this is a culture that does not love black males:" "they are not loved by white men, white women, black women, girls or boys. And especially, black men do not love themselves. How could they? How could they be expected to love, surrounded by so much envy, desire, and hate?"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415969260
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bell Hooks
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.
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.
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 one of our leading social and cultural critics. Among her more than twenty books is Salvation: Black People and Love and Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem. Four titles are published by Routledge: Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Outlaw Culture, Reel to Real, and Where We Stand: Class Matters.
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