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bell hooks is an American author, feminist, and social activist.
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bell hooks has written dozens of books on the interactions of race, gender and capitalism in modern society. Born as Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she grew up in racially segregated schools in a mostly white area, giving birth to her observations on racial inequality at a  young age. After graduating she received degrees from Stanford University and University of California, and began teaching Ethics Studies at USC. During her time at USC she published a chapbook of poems, And There We Wept, her first publication. She has gone on to teach African and African-American Studies and English at Yale, among many other top universities across the country. Her first book, inspired by Sojourner Truth, from whom she got the title Ain’t I a Woman?,  focuses on the effect historical racism and sexism has had on current cultural norms for African American women. These themes carry through many of her works, and are expanded upon in the context of media and pop culture tropes, the education system, as well as the issues in the feminism movement. She has gone on to discuss topics such as the failure of the feminist movement to focus on minority women, the lack of focus in the feminist movement, She travels the country giving lectures and speeches at universities and public gatherings. She has also written several children’s books, and expanded her works through lectures, papers, poetry and film. The NAACP, Reader’s Digest Fund, Publishers Weekly, and many more have praised her books and lectures. The Atlantic Monthly called her one of the nations leading public intellectuals. Today, she is continuing to write books and speak at discussion groups and seminars. Her work has helped define the feminist movement and emphasis feminism among African American women and leaves a legacy of radical new thought in feminism and the current state of cultural inequalities in America. 

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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism: Bell Hooks: 9780896081291: Amazon.com: Books

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism [Bell Hooks] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A groundbreaking work of feminst history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression.
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bell hooks' most famous work, in which she discusses racism and sexism and their effects on black women. She argues that black women still feel the effects of slavery and have the lowest social status of any group in American society and are still the victims of antebellum stereotypes.

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Black is... Black Ain't (1994)

Black is... Black Ain't (1994) | bell hooks | Scoop.it
Directed by Marlon Riggs. With Angela Davis, Essex Hemphill, bell hooks, Bill T. Jones. A film about black experiences with a "backdrop of Creole cooking."
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This film offers a number of unique perspectives on what it means to be African-American, including the diverse interpretations of bell hooks. 

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bell hooks on education

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This article illustrates the contributions that bell hooks has made to the field of education. The article seeks to put these achievements in the context of her life and work.

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One of my favorite educators. Hooks theorizes on creating a pedagogy which fosters social justice

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bell hooks Pt 1 cultural criticism and transformation

renowned intellectual bell hooks examines popular culture in the context of patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism.
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In this video, bell hooks talks about the importance of thinking about culture critically and the importance of education. 
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How Do You Practice Intersectionalism? An Interview with bell hooks | Common Struggle / Lucha Común

How Do You Practice Intersectionalism? An Interview with bell hooks | Common Struggle / Lucha Común | bell hooks | Scoop.it
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In this interview, hooks talks about her works both past and present, as well as her views on anarchism and postmodernism in her works. 

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Amazon.com: Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (9780896086135): Bell Hooks: Books

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center [Bell Hooks] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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hooks discusses the "white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy" in America and what black women must do in order to combat this type of society.

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Postmodern Blackness [Bell Hooks]

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This essay discusses bell hooks' feelings on postmodernism in conjunction with what it means to be a modern African-American.

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bell hooks Pt 2 cultural criticism and transformation

renowned intellectual bell hooks examines popular culture in the context of patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism.
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In the second part of bell hooks' critique she focuses on race in pop culture and capitalism.

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