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Black Looks, Race and Representation

By Bell Hooks

Toronto: Between the Lines Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0921284616 . Between the Lines Press, 1992. Hardcover, NO dustjacket. Black cloth hardcover book in very nice condition. Pages clean and intact, with no markings. Cover is clean, with slight bumping at corners. ; 8vo; 200 pages; 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, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do. (405noto,0315) .

$59.95

GROUNDWORK  Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights
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GROUNDWORK Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights

By McNeil, Genna Rae; Higginbotham, A. Leon

University of Pennsylvania Press. Very Good-. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0812211790 . Good cover with very good interior. Internal pages clean, with no writing or highlighting, one earmark seen, light soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has scuffing, a few creases, moderate edgewear and curling at corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; "The coalescence of speaker, sentiment, and site summarizes the story that is lovingly detailed in the pages of this jewel of American legal history." --St. Louis Globe-Democrat "A classic. . . . [It] will make an extraordinary contribution to the improvement of race relations and the understanding of race and the American legal process." --Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. , from the foreword [515] .

$19.50