According to the Washington Post, no one who cares about contemporary African -American cultures can ignore bell hooks’ electrifying feminist explorations. Outlaw culture–the culture of the margin, of women, of the disenfranchised, of racial and other minorities–lies at the heart of bell hooks’ America. Raising her. Gender Equity and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Post-Feminist Era. Lindsay J. Thompson – – Business Ethics: A European Review 17 (1)

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Have to start somewhere. African Americans — Intellectual life. This is my first book by bell hooks. This was a collection of essays and interviews rather than a work that was written to unfold in that order. Look at this for some of the topics mentioned: She mentions The Bodyguard and Thelma and Louise as offering the possibility of radical love that then crashes and burns. Hooks nudges him to consider this from a feminist perspective. Required reading for anyone who thinks that feminism is monolithic and univocal.

Many books are mentioned by Hooks in this work, which I am Fantastic.

Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations – Bell Hooks – Google Books

I was very disappointed. Her description of talking about cultural I guess that means it could be worth just dipped into — although, I think I would recommend reading this from beginning to end, as there does feel like there is a developing argument to these pieces and a logic to their ordering.

While working to dismantle economic inequality, she argues that we must affirm that it is possible to live a meaningful life whilst poor.


As hooks herself notes, interrogations of popular culture can be a ‘powerful site for intervention, challenge and change’. Resisting Representations Bell Hooks Representatioons preview available – It should have been called Spike X but I digress.

I devoured this book. Not everything in the book was so current, a couple of times I thought it was showing its age as a text but it remains thought provoking even now it helped that I had seen some of the movies discussed but hooks keeps us in the loop enough even when we haven’t, hooks is very readable, I was amazed that even though all the movies etc that were discussed in this bepl around 20 years ago or so this book was politically still so relevant and sadly filling in gaps in our conversation that still exist.

We all have problems, but this helped me to understand the inequality of our society from both gender and racial perspectives. You might consider reading some of hooks’s other writing before picking up resistijg one. The feeling you get is that she is reaching out to you, offering her work to you in a generous, inclusive spirit.

United States — Race relations. African Americans — Social conditions — Cogent essays on patriarchy, violence, and racism demand that the reader reexamine familiar assumptions. Other essays include a discussion of violence, the myth of Columbus, and the portrayal of blacks on film.

I will never stop repeating that! It is from pieces and writers like this that I truly believe that change is possible. It is easy for certain groups in our society to say that the patriarchy exists because of genetic predispositions in males that exclude the possibility of female power — but once you start seeing the celebration of rape culture throughout our society not just in gangsta rap you also see how people are held in place.


View all 6 comments. Hokks just wish I could live in her mind for a day. Raising her powerful voice against racism and other forms of opression in the United States, hooks unlocks the politics of representation and the meaning of that politics for and in our lives.

Black pagan or white colonizer?

Has she seen that movie? We are called to judge between a memory that justifies and privileges domination, oppression and exploitation and one that exalts and affirms reciprocity, community and mutuality.

Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations

One of the points I liked was her mention of how people who are generally completely unrepresented in pop culture tend to embrace even a crumb thrown their way. In works such as Ain’t I a Woman: By speaking, opposing the romanticization of our oppression and exploitation, we break the bonds with this colonizing past. Beyond the patriarchal phallic imaginary.

I just finished it the other day and the few essays at the end were engaging, but I recall some of it being less engaging because her critiques were geared around some pop-cultural items I had not read, seen, or heard.