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Feminism is for Everybody

Feminism is for Everybody

Passionate Politics

bell hooks

A concise argument for the enduring importance of the feminist movement today by one of the world's leading feminist writers

'Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.' So begins Feminism is for Everybody, a short, accessible introduction to feminist theory by one of its most influential practitioners. Designed to be read by all genders, this book provides both a primer to the question 'what is feminism?' and an argument for the enduring importance of the feminist movement today.

Beginning with a broad survey of feminism's most important themes and concerns, bell hooks demystifies contentious concepts and turns apparent ideology into common sense. Providing a critical evaluation of the successes and failures of contemporary feminism, she looks at a wide variety of topics including reproductive rights, sexual violence, race, class and work. hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist and homophobic culture and thereby to seek out a different future.

bell hooks is an author, feminist and activist, whose writing is at the juncture of race, class, and gender. A figurehead of intersectionality, she has authored numerous feminist classics and in 2014 the bell hooks institute was founded in her name. Her books include Ain't I a Woman (Pluto, 1987), Feminist Theory (Pluto, 2000), Feminism is for Everybody (Pluto, 2000), Talking Back, (Routledge, 2014) and Breaking Bread (Routledge, 2016). She is currently Professor of English at City College, City University of New York.

Introduction
Come Closer to Feminism
1. Feminist Politics. Where We Stand
2. Consciousness-raising. A Constant Change of Heart
3. Sisterhood is Still Powerful
4. Our Bodies Ourselves. Reproductive Rights
5. Beauty Within and Without
6. Women at Work
7. Feminist Education for Critical Consciousness
8. Race and Gender
9. Ending Violence
10. Feminist Parenting
11. Feminist Sexual Politic
12. Feminist Parenting
13. A Feminist Sexual Politic
14. Liberating Marriage and Partnership
15. To Love Again. The Heart of Feminism
16. Feminism Class Struggle
17. Feminist Spirituality
18. Global Feminism
19. Visionary Feminism
Index
Published by Pluto Press in Oct 2000
Paperback ISBN: 9780745317335

140 pages

135mm x 215mm

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