All About Love: New Visions
"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist... show more
"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explode th question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.
Publish date: January 9th 2001
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks (pseudonym of Gloria Jean Watkins) was the March book from the feminist book club on Goodreads called Our Shared Shelf started by Emma Watson. The title is exactly what this book is about i.e. the study of love in a new light. Each chapter is about a differe...
I really enjoyed this book but all the Christian woowoo about angels and divine love and prayer is what made this 4 stars and not 5. It's really about the theory of love, there isn't much in the way of practicle advice. I marked a lot of parts to write down for further reflection though, always the ...
The Daily Poet is a marvelous set of prompts and ideas for writing -- one for each day of the year! What I love the most about reading these poetic prompts are the little bits of knowledge and insight that open creative doors for me. I learned little things -- little insightful fun things -- about S...
Hmmmm.. I woulda preferred if it had been a little deeper, but the general plot would probably not have grabbed me anyway, so.. Yeah. Hmm.
I read this book the first time about five years ago and really liked it. So last week I checked it out from the library for my mom to read. To get her intersted I tried to read out loud a parigraph. It was dismal. Every other word was love. Now I understand that love is a wonderful topic and that t...