Belonging: A Culture of Place
What does it mean to call a place home? Who is allowed to become a member of a community? When can we say that we truly belong?
These are some of the questions of place and belonging that renowned cultural critic bell hooks examines in her new book, Belonging: A Culture of Place. Traversing past and present, Belonging charts a cyclical journey in which hooks moves from pla...more
I enjoyed being pushed to consider more deeply why I choose not to return home (to Kentu ...more
I still ...more
In this book Hooks wrote some beautiful quotes like "To dancing in a circle of love-to living in beloved community". In this quote she means that she loves her community and wants to stay with her community.
In this book hooks talks abou ...more
Belonging: A Culture of Place published in 2009 by Routledge in New York is a first Bell Hooks book I have picked up to read, despite many glaring grammar error and a lot of repetition throughout her story I thought that this non-fiction mind opening book was great. Hooks touches on many topics, mainly race, environment, home place, and a great interview in the book which was an enjoyable touch. I rate this book 4 stars. I liked following bell hooks memories from when s ...more
I wish the manuscript was better edited before going to press ...more
Shame, s ...more
One downside: whoever proofread this missed a shitload of typos. Distracting.
*BUT* oh my GOSH @Routledge books EDIT YOUR WORK! it is a privilege to publish one of the preeminent thinkers of the past century and it is disrespectful to her work to release this collection with such lazy editing and frequent editorial oversight. don't get how y ...more
A Review Belonging: A Culture of Place
By bell hooks
African Americans’ oral and written traditions are full of stories about return, of reverse migration away from places where they exiled themselves in a search for economic, social and political opportunity. For more than 400 years, these stories have encouraged back-to-Africa and back-to-the-South movements. Now hooks, a widely published author, feminist and native of Kentucky, has become a returnee—she is ...more
Ms.: 'Generations of African Americans have gone in search of old farm homes where they were born and raised, diligently seeking the gardens that held their nourishment, the streams where they fished trout for the family's supper, that spot where grandma's flower garden grew. This remembering and longing, hooks writes, is an indication of a need to feel connected, though some might argue that it is also a desire to make the present tolerable and hopef ...more
ha, i learned from goodreads that i've read this twice--in 2012, and again this year, in 2016. guess it bears re ...more