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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 speakes 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.

©1994 Bell Hooks (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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Bell Hocks does not really seem to say anything.

I have heard Bell Hocks talked of as some kind of great thinker. How some can get that idea is beyond me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-18

completely relatable!!

i loved this story/lesson about viewing teaching through her lens. I've felt like this my whole life and she validated my thoughts. I read this book because it was one of her only ones on here and also she's my cousin and I'm attempting to understand her before reaching out to her💗if you're into the science of pedagogy check this one out!

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  • James Matichuk
  • 06-02-18

bell hooks on pedagogy

Excellent thoughts from bell hooks on pedagogy. I especially loved her essay/interview of herself (Gloria Watkins interviewing bell hooks) on the influence of and critique of Paulo Friere in her work.

Some really thoughts on inclusive education and the work of change.

Robin Miles narration is good. I'd prefer hooks, but she did well

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  • daintysteppin
  • 16-05-18

Inspiring, not just for teachers

I bought this because I liked the title and had always wanted to read something by bell hooks. I was incredibly moved by her vision of a space of learning and living beyond the hierarchies which implicitly rule us all, most of the time. In a way we are all a teacher for someone, we are all subject to the authority of education, and we are all operating under a system in which some viewpoints are deemed more valid than others. I found this book to be insightful, cutting to the heart of the matter, and providing a way to be more free. Absolutely loved it. And this narrator is so far my favorite of all on Audible. She is the other reason I bought this audio book, because I so enjoyed her narration of The Warmth of Other Suns (also a wonderful book).

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