By bell hooks
While Feminist thought: From Margin to Center used to be first released in 1984, it used to be welcomed and praised through feminist thinkers who sought after a brand new imaginative and prescient. nevertheless, person readers usually discovered the speculation "unsettling" or "provocative." this present day, the blueprint for feminist stream provided within the e-book continues to be as provocative and appropriate as ever. Written in hooks's attribute direct type, Feminist Theory embodies the desire that feminists can discover a universal language to unfold the observe and create a mass, worldwide feminist circulation.
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Nothing epitomizes this violence more in our contemporary life than mountain-top removal (when the summit of the mountain is removed to extract coal) and the devastation that occurs in its wake. ” Much of this mining takes place in Appalachia yet it is still one of the materially poorest regions in our nature. The wealth that is in our natural world when measured in dollars is not ever abundant yet it could be so if humans were not abusing and wasting this precious resource. ” Coal is one of earth’s great gifts.
For me, that takes myriad forms — most immediately acquiring land that will not be developed, renewing my commitment to living simply, to growing things. ” Now past the age of fifty, I return to a Kentucky where my elderly parents live. I see the beautiful neighborhoods of my childhood, the carefully tended lawns, the amazing flower gardens making even the poorest shack a place of beauty, turned into genocidal war zones as drugs destroy the heart of the community. Addiction is not about relatedness.
For they are the ancestors who gave to black folk from slavery on into reconstruction an oppositional consciousness, ways to think about life that could enable one to have positive self-esteem even in the midst of harsh and brutal circumstances. Their legacy of self-determination and hard work was a living challenge to the racist stereotype that claimed blacks were lazy and unwilling to work independently without white supervision. Black male writer Ernest Gaines recalls the spirit of these agrarian visionaries in his novel, A Gathering of Old Men, as he also evokes the recognition that their legacy threatened those in power and as a consequence was marked for erasure.