Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism

Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism

Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism

Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism


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In Homegrown, cultural critics bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains reflect on the innate solidarity between Black and Latino culture. Riffing on everything from home and family to multiculturalism and the mass media, hooks and Mesa-Bains invite readers to re-examine and confront the polarizing mainstream discourse about Black-Latino relationships that is too often negative in its emphasis on political splits between people of color. A work of activism through dialogue, Homegrown is a declaration of solidarity that rings true even ten years after its first publication.

This new edition includes a new afterword, in which Mesa-Bains reflects on the changes, conflicts, and criticisms of the last decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351757430
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 158
File size: 728 KB

About the Author

A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Feminist Theory, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky.

Amalia Mesa-Bains is an artist and cultural critic. Her artworks, primarily interpretations of traditional Chicano altars, resonate both in contemporary formal terms and in their ties to her Chicano community and history. She has pioneered the documentation and interpretation of Chicano traditions in Mexican-American art and is a leader in the field of community arts. Among her many awards is the distinguished MacArthur Fellowship. She is Professor Emerita in the Visual and Public Art department at California State University at Monterey Bay.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Family 2. Feminist Iconography 3. Resistance Pedagogies 4. Public Culture 5. Multiculturalism 6. Home 7. Memory 8. Altars 9. Day of the Dead 10. Afterword

What People are Saying About This

Luis Fraga

Luis Fraga, Director, Stanford Center for Chicano Research
Mesa-Bains commentary on the social production of art and the politics of museum exhibition has challenged many directors, curators, and other determiners of cultural production to be more inclusive in their understanding of what constitutes validated art.

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