Outlaw Culture

Author: Bell Hooks
Homepage 9780415389587

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  • : December 1993
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Description

According to the Washington Post, no one who cares about contemporary African-American cultures can ignore bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations.


Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture presents a collection of essays that pulls no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of popular culture can be a 'powerful site for intervention, challenge and change'. And intervene, challenge and change is what hooks does best.

Reviews

'[hooks] made a choice to write for the largest possible audience, to change the greatest number of lives.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

Author description

bell hooks (b. 1951) is mainly known as a feminist thinker, although her writings cover a broad range of topics on gender, race, teaching and the significance of media for contemporary culture. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York.

Table of contents

Introduction: The Heartbeat of Cultural Revolution; 1. Power to the Pussy - We don't Wannabe Dicks in Drag; 2. Altars of Sacrifice - Re-membering Basquiat; 3. What's Passion Got to Do With It ? An Interview with Marie-France Alderman; 4. Seduction and Betrayal - The Crying Game Meets The Bodyguard; 5. Censorship from Left and Right; 6. Talking Sex - Beyond the Patriarchal Phallic Imaginary; 7. Camille Paglia - "Black" Pagan or White Colonizer; 8. Dissident Heat - Fire with Fire; 9. Katie Roiphe - A Little Feminist Excess Goes a Long Way; 10. Seduced by Violence No More; 11. Gangsta Culture - Sexism and Misogyny - Who Will Take the Rap; 12. Ice Cube Culture - A Shared Passion for Speaking Truth; 13. Spending Culture - Marketing the Black Underclass; 14. Spike Lee Doing Malcolm X - Denying Black Pain; 15. Seeing and Making Culture - Representing the Poor; 16. Back to Black - Ending Internalized Racism; 17. Malcolm X - The Longed-for Feminist Manhood; 18. Columbus - Gone But Not Forgotten; 19. Moving Into and Beyond Feminism - Just for the Joy of It; 20. Love as the Practice of Freedom.