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 inAccording 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.
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Outlaw Culture Resisting Representations 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
I really didn’t expect this book to be nearly as clear or readable as it turned out to be. The more I think about that, the more it seems to me to be a real indictment of general academic writing – particularly progressive writing that is seeking to provide tools for some kind of liberation of the oppressed. By making what is said utterly incomprehensible to those most in need of those words we are doing them a double disservice. Denying them access even to the puny amount of hope our ideas [...]
In her introduction, hooks writes about finding herself at home in Cultural Studies ‘where interdisciplinary work [as opposed to the conventional specialised & periodised pedagogy she’d felt so limited by] was encouraged and affirmed’. When white male academics in the US discovered Cultural Studies, it promptly exploded, and became a glorious space where she was free to transgress the boundaries she had always pushed at, and where hoards of students excitedly engaged critically with po [...]
This is my first book by bell hooks. It's funny, it dives into all this pop culture stuff from when I was busy dropping out of high school to live a life of a scummy street-punk. So in some ways, it picks up where I left off. bell hooks is amazingly articulate and I love reading this. The essay on censorship from the right and the left is particularly good, pressing us to encourage and welcome dissent and to beware of the tendency to censor or self-censor in the interest of maintaining harmony o [...]
Required reading for anyone who thinks that feminism is monolithic and univocal. In this collection of essays/interviews, bell hooks takes aim at Madonna, Spike Lee, Camille Paglia, Katie Roiphe, and antisex feminists like Catharine MacKinnon, just to name a few.
"One has to cultivate the capacity to wait. I think about a culture of domination as being very tied to notions of efficiency- everything running smoothly. I mean, it's so much easier if you tell me, "I'm leaving!" rather than "I desire to leave and not come back- how does that desire impact on you?" and I reply, "Is there a space within which I can have a response?" All this takes more time than the kind of fascism that says, "This is what I'm doing- fuck you!" Variety of essays and dialogues e [...]
This collection of essays schooled me. I learn and grow every time I read bell hooks. I recommend her work for people who want to continue learning about the subtle and not so subtle manifestations of racism and sexism in our culture (US) and in ourselves, and to act to resist and change those patterns.
Alot to consider. My favorite chapter was 9, the interview she engaged with Re/Search Publications. Favorite lines - "The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speechThe covert silencing of dissenting voices and opinions undermines free speech and strengthens the forces of censorship within and outside radical movementsy progressive political movement grows and matures only to the degree that it passionately welcomes and en [...]
A superb introduction to the beliefs, ideals, philosophies, and writing style of bell hooks.
Accessible, encouraging and joyful.
this was my introduction to the term "white supremacist capitalistic patriarchy". bell hooks does not play.
Bell Hooks is grossly under-appreciated. Smart smart smart.
Used as a memo, not an actual review( Damn I wanted to recall it later on , its not my own)Recommends it for: film crit, Malcolm X bio, African American art, queer representation, Jean-Michel BasquiatGotta love bell hooks. Gotta love Routledge. This is a collection of her essays, some previously published in Black Looks, Art Matters and some others that escape me. Overall, a diverse and exceptional selection in terms of topics she addresses and her range of critical acrobatics. The overarching t [...]
Gotta love bell hooks. Gotta love Routledge. This is a collection of her essays, some previously published in Black Looks, Art Matters and some others that escape me. Overall, a diverse and exceptional selection in terms of topics she addresses and her range of critical acrobatics. The overarching theme here, if there is just one, is that by and large, there is no satisfactory representation of outlaw cultures. Images of feminist, black and/or queer transgressive movement, more than not, provide [...]
Outlaw Culture is the first book of hooks that I have read, although I've read several of her earlier articles (which I remember enjoying). In OC, I was turned off by her presumptuous declarations about what certain artistic pieces were about. She will spend pages antagonizing a certain thinker/artist/piece of art using harsh and political language without dignifying her evaluation with facts. For instance, she pulverizes Spike Lee for the mere fact that more time in Malcolm X is spent dedicated [...]
This is a powerful book. It illuminates the depth and breadth of racism at its intersection with sexism, as perpetuated by contemporary media in many forms. bell hooks does not shy away from holding individuals and institutions accountable for their actions. She shows injustice to the reader in ways that most of us have probably not seen it before, while constructing a thorough argument for why it is essential to view injustice in these ways in order to take action against it. You might consider [...]
Fantastic. Bell Hooks vocalizes ideas that have been swirling around my head for the past few years in an eloquent yet understandable way. I found something worthy in each chapter, but her commentary on the following - bourgeoisie notion of privacy, "love ethic", addiction as a cover up for the inability to be alone with one's self, liberal individualism vs communalism - were topics that stuck out to me and that I'm still wrestling with. Many books are mentioned by Hooks in this work, which I am [...]
"bell hooks, one of America's leading black intellectuals, is also on of our most clear-eyed and penetrating analysts of culture. Outlaw culture--the culture of the margin, of women, of the disenfranchised, of racial and other minorities--lies at the hear of bell hook's America. Raising her powerful voice against racism and other forms of opression in the United States, hooks unlocks the politics of representation and the meaning of that politics for and in our lives."--bell hooks is Distinguish [...]
bell hooks was a name I heard but never approached in my past. I found her essays in this collection both profound and transformative. I never expected to read social critiques that were full of such hope and love. It is from pieces and writers like this that I truly believe that change is possible. We can makes ideas real through action. I also find it immensely rewarding as I travel through these books that so many of the names I respect continie to pop up and be quoted: Zinn, Thich Naht Hahn, [...]
This book was a lot to take in, and is probably not for the everyday reader. I wasn't quite prepared to read this in some ways--I had to look up quite a few references--and her vitriol directed to some films and people was surprising, though she is right. I teach a few chapters from this, and her intro, where she discusses cultural theory and what cultural studies entails, was really enlightening because THAT'S WHAT I DO. I just didn't necessarily refer to it in that way. One side note: there we [...]
I liked most of this book. For me, this was not one of bell's strongest. I just finished it the other day and the few essays at the end were engaging, but I recall some of it being less engaging because her critiques were geared around some pop-cultural items I had not read, seen, or heard. That puts me at a disadvantage when trying to understand her critiques of those items. Some of the essays are not as particular and are very well written and give the reader a lot to think about.
I find bell hooks profoundness to be unmatched when it comes to cultural studies. The way she digs in things and analyses them with care and concern, you can tell she spends time mulling over details and their respective affect of cultures. Unlike most intellectuals her work is easy to read and understand. I just wish I could live in her mind for a day.
Hit or miss essays on pop culture and then some. Too many of these were dated (pop culture in 1993??) and useless for lack of context. A few were full of really great insights, connections between everyday life and intersecting oppressions, race and gender in particular. Left me with little to say.
This book forced me to think outside I my existence and see the problems other groups of people face daily. We all have problems, but this helped me to understand the inequality of our society from both gender and racial perspectives. I especially like how hooks isn't afraid to be critical and that she sees critique as constructive. I'll read as much writing by bell hooks as I can.
For some reason I thought this was a tiny book, but this is a sort of mammoth book of essays and I can BARELY keep myself from starting this, but I'm reading so many things already. This looks like a REALLY EXCITING BOOK!!!!
Excellent cultural analysis. While it is obviously heavily rooted in black culture and representations of black bodies, her points about neocolonialist and sexist synergy can also be applied to other minorities of color.
I devoured this book. Cultural critic bell hooks is brilliant, and her cogent thinking about race, sex, class, and capitalism, buoyed by her lucid prose, is seductive and empowering. I must read everything she's ever written. Luckily for me, she's prolific.
bell hooks---what more do I need to say? She's fucking awesome!
4 stars because I haven't read this in years and didn't wanna be a faker hooks rarely fails to dig in and fuck shit up. I really need to dust this off and let myself be moved.
If you're in enough minority groups, there is always something to complain about!
excellent for thinking about pop culture