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bell hooks

American author, feminist, and social activist

1952   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Stanford University, University of California Santa Cruz
occupation: philosopher, university teacher
award received: American Book Awards
influenced by: Sojourner Truth, Paulo Freire, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Erich Fromm, Lorraine Hansberry, Thich Nhat Hanh, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr.

Gloria Jean Watkins (born September 25, 1952), better known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. The name "bell hooks" is derived from that of her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.The focus of hooks' writing has been the intersectionality of race, capitalism, and gender, and what she describes as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination. She has published over 30 books and numerous scholarly articles, appeared in documentary films, and participated in public lectures. She has addressed race, class, and gender in education, art, history, sexuality, mass media, and feminism.In 2014, she founded the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.
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works

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Ain't I a Woman?

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1981

Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood

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1996

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

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1984

We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity

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2004

All About Love: New Visions

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2000

Communion

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Teaching to Transgress

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