Feminism is for Everybody - New Edition

Feminism is for Everybody - New Edition : Passionate politics

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'Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.' So begins Feminism is for Everybody, a short, accessible introduction to feminist theory by one of its liveliest and most influential practitioners. Designed to be read by all genders, this book provides both a primer to the question 'what is feminism?' and an argument for the enduring importance of the feminist movement today.Beginning with a broad survey of feminism's most important themes and concerns, bell hooks demystifies contentious concepts and turns apparent ideology into common sense. Providing a critical evaluation of the successes and failures of contemporary feminism, she looks at a wide variety of topics including reproductive rights, sexual violence, race, class and work. hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist and homophobic culture and thereby to seek out a different future.--------------------------------------------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
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074533685X
  • 9780745336855
  • 2,169,886

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

Table of contents

Introduction Come Closer to Feminism 1. Feminist Politics: Where We Stand 2. Consciousness-raising: A Constant Change of Heart 3. Sisterhood is Still Powerful 4. Our Bodies Ourselves. Reproductive Rights 5. Beauty Within and Without 6. Women at Work 7. Feminist Education for Critical Consciousness 8. Race and Gender 9. Ending Violence 10. Feminist Parenting 11. Feminist Sexual Politic 12. Feminist Parenting 13. A Feminist Sexual Politic 14. Liberating Marriage and Partnership 15. To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism 16. Feminism Class Struggle 17. Feminist Spirituality 18. Global Feminism 19. Visionary Feminism Indexshow more