Where We Stand
Author: bell hooks
This is a powerful new book by one of America's most admired critics and writers. In Where We Stand,
bell hooks talks about class - the 'elephant in the room' - the subject we all know is central to our culture
and its problems but that hasn't been given the attention it so desperately needs.
Why is it that the face of poverty in America is a black face, even though most of the 36 million poor in
America are white? How do fantasies of wealth's power help keep the poor poor? Are wealthy black
Americans any more aware of class issues than wealthy whites? Why do we need so much money, after
Where We Stand is a successful black woman's reflection - personal, straightforward, and rigorously
honest - on how our dilemmas of class and race are intertwined, and how we can find ways to think
'Where We Stand is then a timely reminder of the need to rehabilitate class in the examination of
contemporary, multicultural capitalist societies'