Even supposing bell hooks has lengthy challenged the dominant paradigms of race, classification, and gender, there hasn't ever been a complete ebook seriously reflecting upon this seminal pupil s physique of labor. Her written works goal to transgress and disrupt these codes that exclude others as intellectually mediocre, and hooks problem to numerous hegemonic practices has seriously motivated students in different components of inquiry.
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Jaramillo and Peter McLaren Revisiting Class In her later work, Where We Stand: Class Matters, “class” is the starting point for hooks’s assessment of the hierarchical relations that have emerged postslavery among communities in the United States. She writes of the misguided assessments often occasioned when social relations are examined from a purely “race” or “gender” lens. For hooks, neither racism nor sexism can be spoken about meaningfully or contested without a critical comprehension of class.
1 Hence, for hooks, the classroom is a location of possibility, a site that has within it the potential for change and transformation. As a site of possibility, hooks understands the classroom as a space of fluidity, transgression, movement, challenge, growth, and metastability. hooks suggests that it is within the field of possibility that we have the occasion to labor for freedom qua collective transformational possibilities. Hence, a matrix of possibility functions as the condition for the occasion to labor and work for freedom.
This presents a challenge to those theorizations that work to consolidate an “identitarian” understanding of difference that apprehends difference exclusively as a question of cultural or racial hegemony. In such approaches difference is rendered opaque in that it is often unhinged from its historical embeddedness in colonial/imperialist 28 • Nathalia E. Jaramillo and Peter McLaren relations and relations of production and valuation. Indeed, in culturalist narratives, the answer to oppression often amounts to creating greater discursive/textual space for the formerly excluded to have their voices heard (represented).