October Book Announcement


The readers have spoken! The results of the polls for October’s book selection marked Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center* by bell hooks as the winner.

In this beautifully written and carefully argued work, hooks maintains that mainstream feminism’s reliance on white, middle-class, and professional spokeswomen obscures the involvement, leadership, and centrality of women of color and poor women in the movement for women’s liberation.

Feminism’s goal of seeking credibility and acceptance on already existing ground—rather than demanding the lasting and more fundamental transformation of society—has shortchanged the movement, hooks argues.

A sweeping examination of the core issues of sexual politics, Feminist Theory argues that contemporary feminists must acknowledge the full complexity and diversity of women’s experience to create a mass movement to end women’s oppression. (From South End Press)

Head on out to your libraries, check out online discount book sellers, or take a look at the book on google books where a preview is available.


*We’ll be reading the 2nd edition, but if all you can get your hands on is the 1st, that’s perfectly fine as I don’t think the difference is that great. If it is, we’ll just make it another point for discussion!


5 Responses to “October Book Announcement”

  1. Yay! I really want to read this one.

  2. I hope to find this book and participate in this conversation!



  3. Just got my copy today, so off to read!

  4. 4 khw

    Just ordered my copy – hopefully it will get here within a couple of weeks to join in this time!

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