Ain't I a Woman - New Edition

Ain't I a Woman - New Edition

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Evoking Sojourner Truth's legendary speech in defense of women's rights, Ain't I A Woman? catalogues the exploitation of working-class women of colour throughout American history, demonstrating how they were frequently betrayed by the people who ought to have been their allies - men of colour and white women. Interweaving theoretical reflections with both history and autobiography, hooks describes the racism inherent in many feminist narratives which fail to address issues of race and class and insists that the struggles to end sexism, classism and racism are inextricably intertwined.An important work, whose insights are no less applicable to contemporary struggles as to those which raged when it was written, Ain't I A Woman? has become a touchstone for students of gender studies, cultural criticism and social theory across the English-speaking world.-----------------------------------------------Few names resonate within contemporary cultural theory as much as that of bell hooks. A pioneering figure in post-modern approaches to gender, race and sexuality, her prodigious output is matched only by the scope of its concern - touching on everything from aesthetics to the politics of identity to the experience of love. These newly re-issued classics are as inspirational as ever.show more

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  • Paperback
  • 135 x 215mm
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745336809
  • 9780745336800

Table of contents

Introduction1. Sexism and the Black Female Slave Experience 2. Continued Devaluation of Black Womanhood 3. The Imperialism of Patriarchy4. Racism and Feminism: The Issue of Accountability5. Black Women and FeminismBibliographyIndexshow more

About Bell Hooks

bell hooks is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and influential books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. She is the author of several other books, including Ain't I a Woman (Pluto Press 1987), Feminist Theory (Pluto Press 2000), Sisters of the Yam, Black Looks, Yearning, Talking Back, and Breaking Bread (with Cornel West). She is currently Professor of English at City College, City University of New York.show more