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Art on My Mind: Visual Politics

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Art on My Mind: Visual Politics

By  Bell Hooks
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"As erudite and sophisticated as hooks is, she is also eminently readable, even exhilarating." --Booklist

In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Always concerned with the liberatory black struggle, hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary force within the black community.

bell hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is. A writer and critic, hooks is the author of more than thirty books, many of which have focused on issues of social class, race, and gender. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I a Woman, the dialogue Breaking Bread (with Cornel West), the children's book Happy to Be Nappy, and the memoir Bone Black. She lives in Berea, Kentucky.

ISBN: 9781565842632

ISBN-10: 9781565842632

Publisher: New Press

Publication Date: 07/01/1995 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/01/1995 - 12:00am

Pages: 240

Language: English


Criticism & Theory

History - General

American - African American & Black