All About Love - Bell Hooks (Paperback)

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From one of America's most revered thinkers offers radical new ways to think about love, and examines the relationship between love and sexuality, and the connections between the public and the private.

Product Details

Barcode
9780060959470
Department
Books
Released
30 Jan 2018
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Bell Hooks
Subtitle
New Visions
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Language
English
Number of Pages
239
Dimensions
203 x 133 x 13mm (176g)

Annotation

  • Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the acclaimed cultural critic, feminist, and author examines the role of love in our personal and professional lives and how it can be used to end struggles between individuals, communities, and societies. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Summary

The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,"  All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.

'the word 'love' is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. 

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question 'What is love?' her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the '100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.' All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better. 

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General Subject
Family/Marriage
BISAC Subject 1
Family & Relationships / Interpersonal Relations
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / Gender Studies
BIC Classification 1
Coping with personal problems
BIC Classification 2
Family & relationships
BIC Classification 3
Popular culture
BIC Classification 4
Self-help & personal development
Library Subject 1
Love.
Library Subject 2
Feminist ethics.
Dewey Classification
306.7

Inside Flap

THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION"

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As Bell Hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

Author Bio

Bell Hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," she is a charismatic speaker who divides her time among teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks is the author of more than 17 books, including All About Love: New Visions; RememberedRapture: The Writer at Work; Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life; Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood; Killing Rage: Ending Racism; Art on My Mind: Visual Politics; and Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. She lives in New York City.