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bell hooks

A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory


Catherine R. Squires

bell hooks’ writings have been touchstones for major debates in the «culture wars», fostering insight into many central questions in communication studies. Her work is vital to students and scholars who explore the ways in which media shape our sense of our selves, our roles, and those with whom we interact. This book provides readers with a measured, contextualized introduction to how hooks’ writings on media and culture enhance our understanding of key concepts in communication. hooks’ insistence on focusing our attention on the workings of power and the impact of history and her willingness to explore connections between individual and group experiences have produced provocative, fruitful conjectures about media and culture.
Contents: An Introduction to bell hooks – Deconstructing Dominator Culture –Democracy, Civility, and bell hooks – Media, Power, and Intersections – Reception, Resistance, and Recovery – Education As a Tool for Democracy – Notes on Revisiting Critical Theorist bell hooks.