Teaching to Transgress

Education as the Practice of Freedom

bell hooks

9780415908085

Routledge, 1994

Language: English

216 pages

Price INR 795.00
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"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." – Paulo Freire

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In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks – writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual – writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.

Bell Hooks

bell hooks (1952-2021), is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks was a Distinguished Professor of English at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of more than seventeen books, including All About Love: New Visions, Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work, Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, and Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. She lived in New York City.