Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

Paperback | September 12, 1994

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"After readingTeaching to TransgressI am once again struck by bell hooks''s never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving."-- Paulo Freire

InTeaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education,education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher''s most important goal.

bell hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics,Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings.  This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn."Teaching to Transgressis the record of one gifted teacher''s struggle to make classrooms work.

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Widely admired as a leading black intellectual, hooks is also an inspired teacher. Here, she offers her ideas about teaching that fundamentally rethink democratic participation. These essays face squarely the problems of today's classrooms, including racism and sexism. Ms. hooks sees the gift of freedom--the freedom to think critically--as a teacher's most important goal

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"After readingTeaching to TransgressI am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving."-- Paulo FreireInTeaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education,education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, ...

bell hooksis 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 classicAin't I A Woman, the dialogue (with Cornel West)Breaking Bread, the children's booksHappy to Be NappyandBe Boy Buzz,the memoirBone Black(Holt), and the general interest titlesAll About Love, Rock My Soul, andCommunion. Her many book...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:September 12, 1994Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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