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					BELL HOOKS
Cultural Criticism and Transformation
Main Ideas (criticisms)

   Link: There is a link between representation and society—not that one causes the
    other, but that they are related. What do you think?
   Motivated Representation: White men have power re. what gets represented and
    since movies are a conscious manipulation, the “motivated representation” that
    results stereotypes black people
   Backlash against feminism? Representations of misogyny? Women’s “allegiance
    to sexism?” Stardom has to be reinstated again and again, and people like
    Madonna have to find ways to do that. (Reinvestment in patriarchy?)
   Morality is not black or white but green? Rap is one of the only ways black
    people can make same money as white people? (Same with women and
    prostitution/pornography?) Light-skin/dark-skin economy?
   The term “White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy” acknowledges “interlocking
    systems of domination.” The idea that we live in an entire economy that perpetuates
    domination?
   The term “racism” keeps white people in the middle of the discussion instead of
    exposing an entire system.
Transformation

   Being “enlightened witnesses”? (not censoring but
    being vigilent?
   “deconolonizing our minds”? (get unfamiliar)
   Literacy
   Mainstream movies are important for teaching—
    why?

				
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