Bone Black

Bone Black

Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South.

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805055126

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child’s journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well as the emotional vulnerability of children. She sheds new light on a society that beholds the joys of marriage for men and condemns anything more than silence for women. In this world, too, black is a woman’s color—worn when earned—daughters and daddies are strangers under the same roof, and crying children are often given something to cry about. hooks finds good company in solitude, good company in books. She also discovers, in the motionless body of misunderstanding, that writing is her most vital breath.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bone Black

Bone Black

Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South.

Author: Bell Hooks

Publisher: Women's Press (UK)

ISBN: 0704345501

Category: African American

Page: 183

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A personal memoir, as well as a political polemic, Bone Black carries the additional appeal of providing a poignant and lyrical insight into the author's own life.
Categories: African American

The Familial Gaze

The Familial Gaze

The choice of a brown - skinned doll forms one of the many links between Willis and hooks , who recounts in her memoir , Bone Black : Memories of Girlhood ( New York : Henry Holt , 1996 ) , that she , the family's “ problem child ...

Author: Marianne Hirsch

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874518954

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Contemporary artists, writers, and theorists challenge standard interpretations of family photographs.
Categories: Social Science

Bury My Heart in a Free Land Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U S History

Bury My Heart in a Free Land  Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U S  History

GROWING UP TO BECOME A FEMINIST WRITER hooks's two autobiographical works, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1996) and Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life (1997), are a necessary groundwork for understanding the philosophy she represents ...

Author: Hettie V. Williams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835490

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition. • Represents a standout volume on the subject of black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history that covers figures from the late 19th century to the present • Includes well-known individuals, such as Ida B. Wells and Toni Morrison, as well as lesser-known black women intellectuals, such as Wanda Coleman • Provides contributions from various experts in the field
Categories: Social Science

Critical Perspectives on Bell Hooks

Critical Perspectives on Bell Hooks

See hooks, Salvation: Black People and Love (New York: Perennial, 2001), 23; hooks, We Real Cool: Black Men and ... Ibid., 66. hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (New York: Henry Holt, 1996) and hooks, Wounds of Passion: A Writing ...

Author: Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135856892

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Although bell hooks has long challenged the dominant paradigms of race, class, and gender, there has never been a comprehensive book critically reflecting upon this seminal scholar’s body of work. Her written works aim to transgress and disrupt those codes that exclude others as intellectually mediocre, and hooks’ challenge to various hegemonic practices has heavily influenced scholars in numerous areas of inquiry. This important resource thematically examines hooks’ works across various disciplinary divides, including her critique on educational theory and practice, theorization of racial construction, dynamics of gender, and spirituality and love as correctives in postmodern life. Ultimately, this book offers a fresh perspective for scholars and students wanting to engage in the prominent work of bell hooks, and makes available to its readers the full significance of her work. Compelling and unprecedented, Critical Perspectives on bell hooks is a must-read for scholars, professors, and students interested in issues of race, class, and gender.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

The child's reward for loyalty stings in captured memories of her mother's choosing the outofcontrol husband over their ... The Dialectics of Belonging in bell hooks's Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood," Journal of English Studies, ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140643



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Presents articles on feminist literature, including significant authors, themes and history.

Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

contains more prose than poetry.1 Mossell's perspective relied on a separate spheres agenda, in which black girls ... In Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1996), bell hooks writes, “not enough is known about the experience of black ...

Author: Nazera Sadiq Wright

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252099014

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon. As Wright shows, the figure of the black girl in African American literature provided a powerful avenue for exploring issues like domesticity, femininity, and proper conduct. The characters' actions, however fictional, became a rubric for African American citizenship and racial progress. At the same time, their seeming dependence and insignificance allegorized the unjust treatment of African Americans. Wright reveals fascinating girls who, possessed of a premature knowing and wisdom beyond their years, projected a courage and resiliency that made them exemplary representations of the project of racial advance and citizenship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Black Girlhood Studies Collection

The Black Girlhood Studies Collection

“Development of Sex Role Stereotypes in Black and White Elementary School Girls. ... Halliday, Aria S. “Envisioning Black Girl Futures: Nicki Minaj's Anaconda Feminism and New Understandings of ... Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.

Author: Aria S. Halliday

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9780889616127

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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One of the first volumes dedicated to exploring and developing theories of Black girls and girlhoods, The Black Girlhood Studies Collection foregrounds the experiences of Black girls in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and the African continent. This timely contributed volume brings together emerging and established scholars to discuss what Black girlhood means historically and in the 21st century, and how concepts of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality inform or affect identities of Black girls. From self-care and fan activism to political role models and new media, this interdisciplinary collection engages with Black feminist and womanist theory, hip-hop pedagogy, resistance theory, and ethnography. Featuring chapter overviews, glossaries, and discussion questions, this vital resource will evoke meaningful conversation and provide the theoretical, practical, and pedagogical tools necessary for the advancement of the field and the imagining of new worlds for Black girls.
Categories: Social Science

Black Feminist Sociology

Black Feminist Sociology

13. Nash 2019 notes the ways in whi affect theory conventionally nominalizes race and Bla feminist works. 14. Nash 2019, 30. 15. Bell hooks. 1996. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood, 182. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 16.

Author: Zakiya Luna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452723

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Black Feminist Sociology offers new writings by established and emerging scholars working in a Black feminist tradition. The book centers Black feminist sociology (BFS) within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the US and the academy. Inspired by a BFS lens, the essays are critical, personal, political and oriented toward social justice. Key themes include the origins of BFS, expositions of BFS orientations to research that extend disciplinary norms, and contradictions of the pleasures and costs of such an approach both academically and personally. Authors explore their own sociological legacy of intellectual development to raise critical questions of intellectual thought and self-reflexivity. The book highlights the dynamism of BFS so future generations of scholars can expand upon and beyond the book’s key themes.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of the World s Minorities

Encyclopedia of the World s Minorities

She published her memoirs, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood, in 1996. In the twenty-first century, as an intellectual and a scholar, hooks continues to challenge mainstream society's perceptions of its milieu and is a strong voice of ...

Author: Carl Skutsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135193881

Category: Political Science

Page: 1520

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This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities website.
Categories: Political Science