Analysis of bell hooks' "Teaching to Transgress" Book Review by Nicky

Analysis of bell hooks' "Teaching to Transgress"
Analytical review of the book "Teaching to Transgress" by bell hooks.
# 128174 | 1,216 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper provides an analysis and overview of bell hooks' "Teaching to Trangress," in which hooks chronicles the history of her education, obtained just prior to desegregation, and then compares it to that of desegregated schools. The paper offers a concise summary of each chapter, noting hooks' belief that society is currently dependant upon the "thing" mentality and must transition to a "person" mentality as an aspect of social and educational evolution. Hooks' work demonstrates not only the breadth of her individual and collective understanding of how education can transform the world, but also how feminism should be integrated into Paulo Freire's ideal of the "pedagogy of the oppressed."

Chapter Summaries
Response and Reflection

From the Paper:

"Conversely the view of "self" expressed as the outcome of historical oppression, the embracing of the "thing" over "people" mentality have left individuals ultimately isolated from one another in a system where mind and body are expected to be separate and where education is enlightening but not necessarily motivational and revolutionary. Most, individuals believe that it is "me" against the world and all others are reflective of resistance, while in reality we each need to understand that we as a society (and specifically we as teachers in society) must acknowledge through the ideals of multi-culturalism and multicultural education that we all need and likely want the same thing - change - and we all would be better served if we recognized this in the classroom and elsewhere and embraced it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hooks, B. (1994) Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge.

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