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  • In her book, Yearning, bell hooks dives right into her subtopics of race and gender as she wrestles with the concept of "whiteness." Detailing it as the primary root of society's negative forces such as colonization and domination, hooks see whiteness as both her target for her language wrath as well as the obstacle that her view of society needs to get past for equality. And that in turn can open people to the possibility of racial freedom. Later, this concept gets retitled as "racial class conflict," but it's the same issue: hooks focuses on white infrastructure as the reason past life is bad and the paradigm shift that is needed is color-based. Part of the struggle that hooks is working in Yearning, however, is that everyone wants their sense of opportunity and equality. But from an African American perspective, there's plenty to argue the black person hasn't gotten a fair shake and still is not. Ergo, hooks argument premise.
  • bell hooks takes on the discussion of race from a participant living real time in the concept in everyday life. As an African American and as a woman, bell hooks frequently transposes her personal experience in her writing to bring points home for the reader. In Writing for Race, hooks compiles various essays on the race topic as well as how dominion of one person over another should be addressed. This collection questions our standard, historic approach to the issue, and introduces challenge perspectives from what is supposed to now be a "post-racial" era that we live in today.
  • A memoir based on the most personal emotions of a person wouldn’t immediately be associated with the word “wounds,” but when one thinks about it, the baring of our heart’s most personal desires and losses are wounds we heal from in everyone’s lives. bell hooks bares hers in Wounds of Passion, a reflection that is simultaneously blunt as well as retrospective. She weaves in the issues of the day for women with the definition of womanhood in modern society and birth control. But at the same time hooks also attaches memories to her muses and poetic guides who taught her how to write better. She is at once both her writing as well as devoted to it. So, it strains, leaps and suffers with her in her writing. Wounds of Passion is hooks' redefinition of finding love intimately in the framework of feminism, using her own life as the stage and actor to explain the concept better.
  • As she puts it in her own words, bell hooks describes the concept of her poetry book, A Woman’s Mourning Song, as a fight to hold onto a loved one’s memory despite the fact that death is final and an inevitable fact of loss. It’s a written refusal to let death erase memories, even though time tatters away and makes the edges and details of moments fuzzy as they move into the distance. hooks is no stranger to the realities of life; she’s written more than 20 books, a prolific energy focused into pen and paper about her views on life, love, liberty and her own definition of a woman’s happiness.
  • In her work, “Where We Stand: Class Matters,” author and feminist bell hooks works to relay her own personal experience with race, classism, and sexism as she worked her way to the top from the bottom. She was the first person in her family to attend college, and as such, she experienced unique struggles that she had to work through on her own. This work is told much like a narrative and a story of her life and what she had to go through to succeed.
  • Bell hooks' book is a fresh and deeply insightful perspective on the matters of love. Love is an issue that a lot of people often question. In the event of heartbreak, many people become skeptical of it. In the event that you meet someone new and exciting, love becomes sweet and people often become believers.  Bell hooks take the matter of love and take the reader on an interesting journey. She looks at the issue of love, not as a verb but as a noun. This brings to light matters in love that people often overlook. Her book is a masterpiece in every sense and it is certain to make any reader ponder a little deeper on the matter and skeptics will be made believers on this incredible journey of the mind.
  • "We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity" is a collection of ten essays depicting the marginalization of black males by white culture. In the book, bell hooks points out the problems caused by the marginalization of black men and provides solutions as well as cultural criticism for these issues. The veteran pundit’s message resonates with that of Gwendolen Brooks getting the title ‘We Real Cool’ from the opening line in the 1960 poem "The Pool Players: Seven at the Golden Shovel." hooks narrates her worries about the black men in her life. In the preface, hooks addresses black masculinity, its perception, as well as stereotypes. She talks about how black males are compelled to repress themselves in white America. She talks about the negative effects of the development of racist and sexist attitudes in American culture and how they’ve contributed to the criminalization and dehumanization of black males. According to hooks, black males are taught violence and aggression as the key to survival.
  • The union of a political activist and cultural theorist, Stuart Hall and feminist writer, intellectual and a cultural critic, bell hooks in the book is insightful. The manner that they make arguments is informative and enlightening. Their discourse yielded an inspiring and informed standpoints on the issues surmised as love, life, sex and death by Stuart Hall. The discussions address current issues in the society such as class, feminism, politics, family, relationships, black masculinity, home and homecoming, and teaching. Reading the book offers incisive insights as the authors decode and dissect each other's arguments.
  • What is real feminism? What is feminism without the political hype and instead down to earth perspective of the world without predefined views dictated by masculine or conservative placements of women in society? Bell hooks opens up this reality with her writing about real, down-to-earth consciousness from daily life now put in print. There are highs and lows, and enlightenment as hooks opens up her past, her relationships, and her early culture paradigms and deconstructs them with honest and practical feminism perspective. Her public and private lives come together in this book, and in hooks’ analysis, we find the feminism that matters and how women should really see themselves in the world around them.
  • No one delves into the subjects of race and identity quite like bell hooks. The celebrated author is back with an illustrated book that challenges both adults and kids to reconsider preconceived notions. Skin Again broaches the subject of race and how it can be dangerous to place value on a person after taking one look at them. The illustrated story calls for individuals to search for the treasure hidden in everyone before jumping to conclusions. Readers will never be the same after getting an understanding of bell hooks' perspective on race and identity as told in Skin Again.
  • In this 13 chapter self-help book, bell hooks honestly, but gently, confronts the ills which prevent healing in individual lives. Anyone can relate to the many concepts of healing dissected here; however, it’s the special intersection of sexism and racism that is of particular interest to black women. The difference between bell hooks and other self-help books is that she doesn’t only want to see black women doing well, but she wants recovery of self to manifest into a social and political movement. According to her, they are intertwined.
  • In bell hooks' powerful work of literary and cultural criticism, she examines the perceptions and influence of love among influential black figures through history. Salvation: Black People and Love examines everything from love in major works of black literature to popular television shows to rap music, and how these portrayals of love have affected and represented the black community. She also discusses love and how it has affected black figures throughout history, all the way from the days of slavery to the civil rights and Black Power movements up to today. This book is an incredibly influential and meaningful work of healing among races, using the truly universal experience of love to bring us together.