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kaitlin nugarus

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bell hooks bell hooks was born as Gloria Watkins in Hopkinson, Kentucky- 1952, she took on the pseudonym, in honor of her grandmother, when she began writing.

Ain't I a Woman Author of books:
And There We Wept (1978, poetry)
Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism (1981, essays)
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (1984, essays)
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black (1989, essays)
Yearning: Race, Gender and Cultural Politics (1990, essays)
Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life (1991, essays, with Cornel West)
Black Looks: Race and Representation (1992, essays)
Daughters of the Dust: The Making of an African American Woman's Film (1992, film)
A Woman's Mourning Song (1993, poetry)
Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (1993, essays)
Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representation (1994, essays)
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom and Outlaw Culture (1994, education)
Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (1995, art criticism)
Killing Rage: Ending Racism (1995, criticism)
Reel To Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies (1996, film criticism)
Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (1996, memoir)
Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life (1997, memoir)
Happy to be Nappy (1999, juvenile)
Where We Stand: Class Matters (2000, essays)
Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2000, politics)
All About Love: New Visions (2001, essays)
Be Boy Buzz (2002, juvenile)
Homemade Love (2002, juvenile)
Communion: The Female Search for Love (2003, essays)
Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem (2004, essays) while bell hooks is important in education, she also focused greatly in race and gender. much of hooks writing involves feminism and/or racism * Teaching to Transgress
By: bell hooks hooks believes in an engaged pedagogy.
she believes that students and teachers alike must participate fully to have a successful classroom.
she believes strongly in exploration as well as the joy in a classroom.
she believes the classroom should be an exciting place- it should never be boring. *
hooks believes in confronting issues of race and class
she believes in advocating for feminist organized literacy programs- this should be volunteer run.
as a child bell hooks loved school. she grew up in a poor town, she went to school with other children much like herself. black children born to working class families. "to be changed by ideas was pure pleasure. but to learn ideas that ran counter to values and beliefs learned at home was to place oneself at risk, to enter the danger zone. home was the place where i was forced to conform to someone elses image of who and what i should be. school was the place where i could forget that self and, through idea's, reinvent myself." let's discuss this... some of hooks students resent her hooks does not write in a tradition sense, she typically uses essays, or tells stories from her own experiences.
this is her way of practicing what she preaches by not accepting the norm
much like her name bell hooks which is purposely spelled with all lower case letters. her work and what she has to say is more important then the name attached to it. some of hooks students resent her greatly for making them participate and be active and responsible for their own learning - some still feel as though the teacher should stand in front of the room and be all knowing. lets discuss this
what do you think? her philosophy.... interview with bell hooks my philosophy
and bell hooks
luther- his goal was to have a literate population
locke- believed education should be fun- men and women should learn
du bois- education could not be based on inequality of wealth or on race
*the classroom should be exciting
*multicultural curriculum is important
*all should be literate, we do need to improve on the low and working class
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