Race, Gender, Cultural Politics: Reading bell hooks
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Lang College
Course Number: LNGC 1407
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Literature
  • Media & Culture
In this course we will follow the critical interventions of bell hooks and her contributions to women-of-color feminism, and will work towards what hooks calls “education as the practice of freedom.” We will read selections from hooks’ significant body of theory and criticism, and study the cultural texts that she takes up as well as the writing of other scholars and critics who have also responded to these cultural texts. As we look at representational politics through hooks' interdisciplinary prism, students can expect to encounter a wide range of media including film, music videos, news coverage, and literature. This course offers students the opportunity to engage deeply with foundational texts in critical race studies, feminist theory, education studies, and class-based analysis; and, taking our lead from hooks, the class itself will be a site of inquiry and transformational political action.
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Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Freshman students.