Bell Hooks Essays

  • Accomplishments of Bell Hooks

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    Bell Hooks is a well-known Feminist. She has achieved a lot through her lifetime, and is still going strong. Bell Hooks is mostly known for her fight for feminism and for mainly African American females. She is also known for the many books she has written and for her public speaking. But besides all the major facts above, there is a lot more to Bell Hooks then you think. Throughout your readings you will learn a little more about Bell and her accomplishments. The main resource I used to do my research

  • Bell Hooks

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    receive an equal education. Two arguments which present interesting views on higher education are bell hook’s “Keeping Close to Home'; and Adrienne Rich’s “What Does a Woman Need to Know?'; Hooks views higher education with a concern for the underprivileged, whereas Rich views it with a concern for women. Of the two works, I personally do not agree with Rich’s argument. Bell hooks views higher education to be a time in which we find ourselves and learn more about who we are

  • Good Will Hunting and Bell Hooks' Keeping Close to Home

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    determine whether the college student succeeds or not. There are many endeavors in college but it depends on how the student reacts to these situations. This synthesis will examine the motion picture Good Will Hunting and an essay by an author Bell Hooks entitled Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education. Both of these accounts tell of a struggle that the protagonist character in the story had to deal with. Each of these charters comes from similar backgrounds but one deals with emotional conflict

  • Toni Morrison and bell hooks

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    Toni Morrison and bell hooks Toni Morrison and bell hooks are both known to be critical theorists. They believe that the dominant views in society are not the only views to perceive. "The Nobel Lecture," a speech Toni Morrison given Stockholm, and "Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket," by bell hooks, are two different pieces by these powerful women, that have their own views about issues in the world. Toni Morrison tells a story about a wise, old, blind woman, that is teaching two

  • bell hooks and gangsta rap

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    In reading bell hooks’ opinion about sexism and misogyny I had to admit to myself that I had no idea what she meant by sexism and misogyny. So, to accurately know what she was referring to, I looked them up on the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. For the word sexism, I found there were two meanings that support hooks’ ideas: 1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women and 2: behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based

  • An Analysis Of Bell Hooks 'Dig Deeper: Beyond Lean In'

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    Analysis of Bell Hooks “Dig Deeper: Beyond Lean In” In her 2013 article featured on The Feminist Wire, “Dig Deeper: Beyond Lean In” bell hook describes “the feminist movement based on women gaining equal rights with men” (661). This essay is a response to Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” which encourages women to aim for positions of leadership and power. Sandberg’s definition of a feminism is gender equality with an existing social system. Hook contrasts

  • Bone Black by Bell Hooks

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    Bone Black In the book Bone Black, Bell Hooks gives a vivid look into her childhood. She starts off by talking about a quilt that her mother gave her from her mother. She thinks that this is special because her mother gave it to her and not one of her other sisters. Then she goes into describing how the children in her family never knew that they were poor until they grew up. They liked the dolls that they played with and the food that they ate. They never wondered why they didn’t have the

  • Contrasting Views of bell hooks and Toni Morrison

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    Views of bell hooks and Toni Morrison Even though people might have similar backgrounds it doesn't mean that they share the same opinions.  This is evident in the works of bell hooks and Toni Morrison.  bell hooks article mainly deals with the concept of racism and feminism.  Her article looks at the movie about her people in a negative light.  The other articles by Toni Morrison look at life and what it holds in a positive light.  From the different works, I sense that bell hooks looks at

  • Toni Morrison and bell hooks: Fighting for Truth

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    Toni Morrison and bell hooks: Fighting for Truth In a society where harsh generalization and inaccurate stereotypes of African-Americans are present in everyday life, two authors have attempted to try and make a change in the way whites perceive blacks. In conversations with Toni Morrison and essays written by bell hooks, these authors help the American public realize the socially incorrect views our culture displays.  In mainstream American culture and literature inaccurate representations of

  • Toni Morrison and bell hooks - Society and the Media

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    Toni Morrison and bell hooks - Society and the Media There is a lot of misrepresentation of the black society as a whole in the media. The reason that this is true is because the mostly white society accepts this and prolongs s this misrepresentation in the media. Toni Morrison and bell hooks share some of the same ideas on sexism, racism and conformity. This American society is made up of mostly whites. The whites have an extreme effect on how the stereotypes of today relate with media.

  • Bell Hooks' A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change

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    Bell Hooks' "A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change" “Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewal of your minds.” Romans 12:2. Bell Hooks quotes the bible to explain to her audience that people don’t always have to follow societies perceived notions concerning racism; instead they should think for themselves and construct their own opinions about what is right. Bell Hooks’ essay, “A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change,” speaks

  • Rebuttal of Bell Hooks’ Article, Straightening My Hair

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    Rebuttal of Bell Hooks’ Article, Straightening My Hair The article Straightening My Hair by Bell Hooks makes her argument of finding the reason of why African American women straighten their hair. She first states that Black Americans straighten their hair because it is the stage of transformation; it closes the door of innocence and opens the door to adulthood. Slowly, she starts changing her views. She comes up with the statement that African Americans do not straighten their hair for reasonable

  • Voice of Equality in the Works of Toni Morrison and bell hooks

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    Voice of Equality in the Works of Toni Morrison and bell hooks In the 223 years our country has been instituted, the way black people are perceived in society has always been less than acceptable. Great leaders and motivators like Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have come and gone, their voices and action have attempted to change the role of black people in society.  However, even in today times, equality is still far off, and there is no voice comparable to what blacks

  • The Environment, Bell Hooks, and Feminist Spirituality

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    The Environment, Bell Hooks, and Feminist Spirituality The Environment: The environment is constantly being sacrificed for food production, toxic dumps, wood distribution, military testing, and other things such as these. And as usual, the root lies in profit. The corporations can’t afford to be concerned with the future well being of the earth and it’s dwellers. Also, environmental pollution can be connected to racism and classism because it is the poor communities that are used for toxic

  • Toni Morrison and bell hooks Represent Blacks in American Literature

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    Toni Morrison and bell hooks Represent Blacks in American Literature Two widely known and influential authors, bell hooks and Toni Morrison, share similar beliefs and themes with regards to the black community.  One theme in particular that the two writers emphasize is the representation of blacks in American literature today.  hooks feels that African Americans are misrepresented, where Morrison believes that blacks are not represented at all.  hooks' evidence of this theme is portrayed

  • Bell Hooks' Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

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    In her book Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, bell hooks describes how she helps her students find their voice within her classroom.She discusses her use of authority to enable her students.For her, teacher authority is a necessary part of helping her students find their voices: Another important issue for me has been that each student participates in classroom discussion, that each student has a voice.This is a practice I think is important not because every student has something

  • Analysis Of Bell Hooks

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    conflicts, even if it means the higher the climb the smaller the people and places left behind will become. This embodies the perceptual aspect of the struggle between education and desire for someone that comes from a working-class background like Bell Hooks. In Hooks’ essay, it is evident to see her uphill battle between her desires and education as she climbed the educational mountain with many struggles along the way. The many racial and class related barriers she faced

  • Bell Hooks Oppression

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    Iris M. Young, Bell Hook, Gloria Anzaldua are well-known writers who are known for writing about oppression based on culture, race, and gender. They all talked about how social class effect one’s identity and the subjugation that occurs throughout their daily life. Iris M Young talked about five different from oppression which she went in depth on taking about cultural oppression, race and gender. Where Bell Hook mostly talked about gender oppression. Gloria Anzaldua went in depth on culture and

  • A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural

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    A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change Bell Hooks was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952. She was born into the era of segregation and was in high school during the start of civil rights movements. Since Hook’s was a young African American that attended one of the first integrated high schools, she experienced racism and segregation first hand. Her writing explains how it was to live during these times and also exhibits how her experiences effected her emotionally. Hook’s

  • Paris is Burning

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    Burning, a documentary about black drag queens in Harlem and their culture surrounding balls. Directly related we also read two feminist critiques, Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion by Judith Butler and Is Paris Burning by bell hooks. Two areas of critique I focus on and question are the critiques regarding the filmmaker, audience and drag queens and how they participate to reinforce a heterosexual racist patriarchy. Furthermore I ask if this line of investigation is the most