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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, bell hooks, 1989, United States, ESSAYS

"In her introduction, bell hooks writes about how difficult it is for her to write about her real, personal, Gloria Watkins self: "It has to do with punishment—with all those years in childhood and on, where I was hurt for speaking truths, speaking the outrageous, speaking in my wild and witty way, or as friends sometimes say, 'do we have to go that deep?'"...Of particular concern in Talking Back, bell hook's second major theoretical work, is "how deeply connected" the split between our private and public selves is in ongoing practices of domination, especially in our "intimate relationships, [the] ways racism, sexism, and class exploitation work in our daily lives, in those private spaces—that it is there that we are often most wounded, hurt, dehumanized; there that ourselves are most taken away, terrorized, and broken."..."

(J.L., p. 341)

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