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    Download PDF books of the meaning of Salvation: Black PDF/EPUB or love in contemporary American society, offering groundbreaking, critical insight about Black people and loveWritten from both historical and cultural perspectives, Salvation takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African Americans Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships and marriage in Black life, the prose and poetry of Black People and ePUB ☆ Martin Luther King, Jr James Baldwin, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the s, s, and s, or hip hop and gangsta rap culture, hooks lets us know what love s got to do with itCombining the passionate politics of WEB DuBois with fresh, contemporary insights, hooks brilliantly offers new visions that will heal our nation s wounds from a culture of lovelessness Her writings on love and its impact on race, class, family, history, and popular culture raise all the relevant issues This is work that helps us heal Salvation shows us how to create beloved American communities."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Salvation: Black People and Love
  • bell hooks
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 0060184949

10 thoughts on “Salvation: Black People and Love

  1. Trish Trish says:

    bell hooks was especially prolific in the early part of this century, publishing sometimes two books a year This book, published in 2001, has two epigraphs to set the tone Salvation is being on the right road, not having reached a destination MLK, Jr to be aware of who we are, what we are, what we are doing, what we are thinking, seems to be a very easy thing to do and yet it is the most important thing to remember the starting point of the salvation of oneself Thich Nhat Hanh in T bell hooks was especially prolific in the early part of this century, publishing sometimes two books a year This book, published in 2001, has two epigraphs to set the tone Salvation is being on the right road, not having reached a destination MLK, Jr to be aware of who we are, what we are, what we are doing, what we are thinking, seems to be a very easy thing to do and yet it is the most important thing to remember the starting point of the salvation of oneself Thich Nhat Hanh in The Raft is Not the ShoreThis is another of hooks conversational books, not so academic that we stumble on the words or the concepts, but with clear sentences Perhaps one day, with all the struggle for fairness, justice, and rights, black people will lead the nation and show the world how to resist domination She quotes Lorraine Hansberry, the playwright who died so tragically young and who will nonetheless never be forgotten for her timeless play, Raisin in the Sun Perhaps we shall be the teachers when it is done Out of the depths of pain we have thought to be our sole heritage for this world O we know about love hooks points out that Baldwin and Hansberry believed that black identity was forged in triumphant struggle to resist dehumanization, that the choice to love was a necessary dimension of liberation In Chapter One, hooks lays out a spiritual crisis an emotional and material crisis in the black community, members of which are experiencing lovelessness hooks wrote this is 2001, but it is something we can see clear as day in our society right now As long as black folks normalize loss and abandonment, acting as though is an easy feat to overcome the psychological wounds this pain inflicts, we will not lay the groundwork for emotional well being that makes love possible That just makes so much sense to me, and it is clear that some white and black folks don t expect love from anyone, and they don t know how to share it, either Love does not play a part in their lives at all hooks chapter headings in this book give us some idea of where she is going with the thinking in this book The Issue of Self Love Valuing Ourselves Rightly Moving Beyond Shame Mama Love Cherishing Single Mothers Loving Black Masculinity Heterosexual Love Union Reunion Embracing Gayness Unbroken Circles Loving JusticeOn this 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, it is appropriate for bell hooks to praise what MLK got entirely right that his love ethic is central to any meaningful challenge to domination But what he missed, hooks says, is that although MLK addressed the need for black folk to love their enemies and oppressors, but he did not address enough the need for black folk to love themselves.hooks tells us that MLK and Malcom X were both assassinated just when they d begun to hone a truly revolutionary vision of liberation, one rooted both in a love ethic and a willingness to resist domination in all its forms But we re still here, and we need that visionthan ever in this world of haves and have nots We are all foot soldiers in this battle for right


  2. Ahndrea Sprattling Ahndrea Sprattling says:

    Like I said before, Bell s writing is poetically beautiful and tells the truth I always have to have a pen and paper to jot down quotes from Hooks This is my 8th book I had read from Bell Hooks.


  3. Smileitsjoy (JoyMelody) Smileitsjoy (JoyMelody) says:

    I am on a mission to read everything bell hooks has written and just when i think the last book i read by them is the book that is my favorite, I read another and love it just as much if notThis book was eye opening and I took a lot of notes I think this is a must read for people who are trying to understand the way love works and how it is plays a role in the Black community


  4. Lawrence Lawrence says:

    brilliant read expanding on hooks thinking in all about love, the first book in her love trilogy in each chapter, hooks lays out amazing insights about love in different contexts hooks weaves together of other intelligent thinkers, historical contexts, and personal insights in a way that produces incredible instruction for how to actually make progress as individuals, groups, and societies she points out that, without a love ethic, our social movements are bound to recreate the same problema brilliant read expanding on hooks thinking in all about love, the first book in her love trilogy in each chapter, hooks lays out amazing insights about love in different contexts hooks weaves together of other intelligent thinkers, historical contexts, and personal insights in a way that produces incredible instruction for how to actually make progress as individuals, groups, and societies she points out that, without a love ethic, our social movements are bound to recreate the same problematic structures that generated the need for the movements in the first place


  5. McKenzie Watson McKenzie Watson says:

    I m embarrassed to admit this is my first whole book by bell hooks I d heard of her before in general sweeps of feminist thinkers and Black woman authors, and knew enough to lump her with Audre Lorde, but I would consider it a lamentable condition of my homogenous upbringing that it took me so long to finally encounter hooks work on its own terms The stage I m at with my own writing and exploring tools for personal revelation means that these reviews are often going to beabout me and wh I m embarrassed to admit this is my first whole book by bell hooks I d heard of her before in general sweeps of feminist thinkers and Black woman authors, and knew enough to lump her with Audre Lorde, but I would consider it a lamentable condition of my homogenous upbringing that it took me so long to finally encounter hooks work on its own terms The stage I m at with my own writing and exploring tools for personal revelation means that these reviews are often going to beabout me and why I read a particular book than the book itself, providing a sort of travel log for my literary explorations In early May, bell hooks paid a few days visit to my work at Project Row Houses, and I got to not only meet but also spend time alone with her AMAZING That drove me to finally check out about four of her books from the public library, to continue the suspended conversation of learning from her.bell is remarkable as a cultural critic, weaving in film references and intellectual and systemic development, clarifying major societal shifts and making the sweep of the cultural pendulum totally obvious Salvation looks critically at the absolute necessity of a love ethic to undergird decolonization In that sense, Salvation reminded me of Howard Thurman s Jesus and the Disinherited hooks recognizes that books seeking to contribute to the literature of love as revolution are scarce, and she laments the lack of substantial scholarship throughout She writes with such distilled focus that everything she says seems instantly self evident, though the entire time I was also conscious of being brought into deeper perception than I would be able to construct for myself The way that she explores love, in readable, succinct chapters organized by specific categories, dislodges it from the realm of impractical, intangible goodwill and firmly situates it at the heart of a movement towards decolonization She illustrates the ways that colonization continues to determine the mindset and lifestyles of people living with white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and skillfully exposes the way that certain developments in the civil rights movement particularly, black male leaders who began seeking how to win at the current system rather than subvert and reimagine the system as a whole planted a fiercely sexist and homophobic patriarchy within black culture.The book was easily readable, faraccessible than Howard Thurman s work, straightforward and digestible If anything, the prose was less poetic than I might have anticipated, but it still read with the velocity of a story, because I was so engaged with her historic retelling of the roots and the development of our current cultural situation I think bell hooks is wonderful and this book expresses it, as well as a lot of vital lessons for a culture in a crisis of love


  6. Kristenhaynes2 Kristenhaynes2 says:

    I really like this book, but some of the views were so seasoned by a child of the fifties that it was ever so slightly difficult to translate those views to modern day Sometimes hooks presents examples too much to one extreme, making it difficult for those who not accustomed to her sometimes sarcastic but straight forward nature to be put off by such radical thinking But the book is a well articulated commentary on the way the history of African Americans, especially those in poverty to midd I really like this book, but some of the views were so seasoned by a child of the fifties that it was ever so slightly difficult to translate those views to modern day Sometimes hooks presents examples too much to one extreme, making it difficult for those who not accustomed to her sometimes sarcastic but straight forward nature to be put off by such radical thinking But the book is a well articulated commentary on the way the history of African Americans, especially those in poverty to middle classes, have shaped their views on love, and why exactly it is we love the way we do, why good black men seem to be fewer and fewer, and why strong black women seem to face the same scarcity It also provides a message of hope supported by Christian and American ideals


  7. Zaynab Shahar Zaynab Shahar says:

    I bought this book at AMC 2015 and decided after a healing session on Wednesday that I should pick it up and read it I think if I had read it the year I bought it, my perspective would be completely different Yet 5 years of rigorous reading allows me to appreciate the heartfelt wisdom of hook s writing while at the same time believing the archive of Black cultural production she mines could beexpansive than it is I also say this well aware that I am not her target audience I am not a B I bought this book at AMC 2015 and decided after a healing session on Wednesday that I should pick it up and read it I think if I had read it the year I bought it, my perspective would be completely different Yet 5 years of rigorous reading allows me to appreciate the heartfelt wisdom of hook s writing while at the same time believing the archive of Black cultural production she mines could beexpansive than it is I also say this well aware that I am not her target audience I am not a Black heterosexual, nor am I a believer in the progressive movement for reasons that are too numerous for a goodreads book review So, with this in mind, I think her book offers a lot of helpful insights to Black cisgender heterosexual men and women who are aiming to be in relationship with each other Since I am a black genderqueer femme dyke, reading her treatment of how to heal these relationships is effectively like watching a documentary I am an outsider looking in at relationship that I effectively have no desire to have With that being said, I couldn t help but wonder some things Her pathologization of Black militancy as unloving in comparison to the civil rights movement marked by King seemed like a comparison rooted in the very logic of white supremacy that she seeks to undo I don t know how you talk about the civil rights movement without talking about how respectability and church culture sets the stage for the reinforcement of lateral domestic violence of its own kind, and does little to intervene The entire time I kept wondering how you write about Black militancy without writing about Assata Shakur, who literally penned poems about her love of people while exiled in Cuba Or Mumia Abu Jamal, who continues to write and educate from death row Or the MOVE 9 who literally continue to express the sort of love I think hooks attempts to scratch at here I think the CRM and the BPM had different definitions of love that can t easily be compared to each other, but both can be mined for the lessons learned and the things not to be repeated If you re going to anchor Christianity as the place where the majority of Black people learn about love, then you need to not only address the spiritual trauma that the Black church inflicts on its parishioners as well as non Christian Black people, but you need to talk about why Black liberation theology, particularly womanism and Black queer theology, became necessary to counteract the damage of spiritual trauma Similarly, I disagree with her contention that the panopticon of religions she mentions in her chapter on religion share a common notion of love They don t, and that s honestly okay Maybe what simportant is that different theologies of love move the world in different ways, all of which bend towards the arc of justice I didn t care for her chapter on how Black heterosexual people need to accept that gay people are part of the fabric of black community If hook s oeuvre is predicated upon asking people to divest from patriarchy, it would do wise to ask Black cishet people to divest from cisheteropatriarchy, not simply accept that Black gay people exist I don t need acceptance from people whose relationships are so dysfunctional that they warrant the writing of a series on Black love and relationships in the first place I also think its interesting that Cheryl Clarke called her out on her inattention to Black lesbians ages ago and she doesn t acknowledge that in this chapter I wonder why In a book about Black love, I didn t care to hear about white allyship, even as a form of analogy Her love and desire to talk about the merits of white anti racist allyship while addressing Black people is something I don t share or care for How might her definition about love be different if it went outside the romantic Again taking a page from Hartman s Wayward Lives How might her own exceptionally Black heterosexist frame been expanded by thinking of the decolonization of relations and kinship outside of the romantic How might it be different to talk about a poetics of relation like Glissant Ultimately, I think my readings of Christina Sharpe and Saidiya Hartman alert me to the fact that the archive of Black life needs to be read in careful ways hook s style of cultural criticism worked for a particular era of Black thinkers But it s also important to avail ourselves of the new ideas and ways of thinking that are made available I wonder how might this book be re written in light of Wayward Lives, Lose Your Mother, the work of Dionne Brand, Hortense Spillers, Sylvia Wynter, etc


  8. Zainab Zainab says:

    Originally published in 2001, this book is an intimate social commentary and history conscious media analysis, orchestrated in the immersive accessible style that bell hooks is known for It s personal, it s open, it s honest It makes important distinctions between giving care, giving discipline and giving love It feels ahead of its time in its critique of understandings of black masculinity and bell hooks really tries to unpack where these understandings come from You ll find a plethora of Originally published in 2001, this book is an intimate social commentary and history conscious media analysis, orchestrated in the immersive accessible style that bell hooks is known for It s personal, it s open, it s honest It makes important distinctions between giving care, giving discipline and giving love It feels ahead of its time in its critique of understandings of black masculinity and bell hooks really tries to unpack where these understandings come from You ll find a plethora of film, music and literature influences discussed with clues about a few of those personalities who ve now been further exposed e.g R Kelly No black male activists are spared criticism either she discusses colourism, misogyny and infidelity among the ranks of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, with a focus on how sexism operates at home In fact, perhaps the text is most relatable in its exposure of politically progressive males in the public sphere who behave regressively in the private sphere I enjoyed how hooks moves smoothly between community introspection and interrogating the colonial institutional projects that led us here.The only clear downside is that there are a lot of sweeping generalisations and speculative conclusions based on anecdotal evidence and conversations By the book s own admission, there haven t been many studies that investigate the social problems that bell hooks is pointing to I wasn t convinced with some of the arguments precisely because the finer details were not well evidenced For instance, she leaves out Malcolm s famous who taught you to hate yourself speech in a chapter which argues that black leaders didn t address self hatred With this in mind, I still feel the book is invaluable for black males, black couples and black parents but also for immigrant familiesgenerally, as it provides the tools to assess our practices and assumptions, and to re centre a love ethic in the home I picked this up at random from the library, but really enjoyed it I hadn t realised this book was part of a trilogy on love, but it certainly works as a standalone book I m really curious to see what she thinks of contemporary developments, including the adaptation of Baldwin s If Beale Street Could Talk directed by Barry Jenkins, Stormzy s lyrics and videos, or the upcoming Queen Slim movie In short, I look forward to readingof hooks work


  9. Lauren Elizabeth Lauren Elizabeth says:

    I enjoyed reading this book due to the fact that it helped bring to focus the loving, kindness that has enriched the history of the Black community hooks makes it clear in each chapter, that a love ethic is needed to heal the wounds of black people left by the ills of white supremacy, capitalism, sexism, etc.


  10. Kristen Kristen says:

    A spiritual sequel to All About Love, hooks does it again in this engrossing book about all different facets of love, specifically in the African American community She clearly outlines how the intersectionality of race, gender and sexuality affects how we love ourselves and others A definite must read for those who want to nourish their souls.


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People and Kindle Ö bell hooks born Gloria Jean Watkins is an African American author, feminist, and social activist Her writing has focused on the interconnectivity of race, class, and gender and their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and domination She has published over thirty books and numerous scholarly and mainstream articles, appeared in several Salvation: Black PDF/EPUB or documentary films and participated in various public lectures Primarily through a postmodern female perspective, she has addressed race, class, and gender in education, art, history, sexuality, mass media and feminism.