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New and Published Books

  1. Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

    By Basuli Deb

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine,...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Talking Back

    Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Black Looks

    Race and Representation, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music,...

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Yearning

    Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sisters of the Yam

    Black Women and Self-Recovery, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks reflects on the ways in which the emotional health of black women has been and continues to be impacted by sexism and racism. Desiring to create a context where black females could both work on their individual efforts for self-actualization while remaining...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ain't I a Woman

    Black Women and Feminism, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Feminist Theory

    From Margin to Center, 3rd Edition

    By bell hooks

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Feminism Is for Everybody

    Passionate Politics, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Race, Gender and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory

    Working with Audre Lorde

    By Suryia Nayak

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual transdisciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suryia Nayak, presents a close...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge