Teaching to Transgress

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Dezember 1994



Widely admired as a leading black intellectual, hooks is also an inspired teacher. Her ideas and essays about teaching fundamentally rethink democratic participation and face squarely the problems of today's classrooms, including racism and sexism.


Introduction: Teaching to Transgress
1. Engaged Pedagogy
2. A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change
3. Embracing Change: Teaching in a Multicultural World
4. Paulo Freire
5. Theory as Liberatory Practice
6. Essentialism and Experience
7. Holding My Sister's Hand: Feminist Solidarity
8. Feminist Thinking: In the Classroom Right Now
9. Feminist Scholarship: Black Scholars
10. Building a Teaching Community: A Dialogue
11. Language: Teaching New Worlds / New Words
12. Confronting Class in the Classroom
13. Eros, Eroticism, and the Pedgagogical Process
14. Ecstasy: Teaching and Learning Without Limits


bell hooks is a writer and critic who has taught most recently at Berea College in Kentucky, where she is Distinguished Professor in Residence. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I A Woman, the dialogue (with Cornel West) Breaking Bread, the children's books Happy to Be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz, the memoir Bone Black (Holt), and the general interest titles All About Love, Rock My Soul, and Communion. Her many books published with Routledge include Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom, Belonging: A Culture of Place, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, Where We Stand: Class Matters, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, and Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies.


"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 "Passionately defines the Black feminist point of view that needs to be reflected upon in classroom discussions." -- Contemporary Education "Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks is a book that I not only love, but assign every semester to my Introduction to Women's Studies class. It is one of the best descriptions of the purpose and function of education and the educator that I've ever read. And students love it. So if you know any professors or students who aren't familiar with it, recommend it highly." -- Feminist Bookstore News "Teaching to Transgress is useful as a platform for a critique of current notions and practices of teaching and learning." -- Canadian Home Economics Journal
EAN: 9780415908085
ISBN: 0415908086
Untertitel: Education as the Practice of Freedom. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1994
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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