Title

Emancipatory Affect: bell hooks on Love and Liberation

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

Fall 2011

Publisher

Philosophy Documentation Center

Source Publication

CLR James Journal

Source ISSN

2167-4256

Original Item ID

doi: 10.5840/clrjames20111717

Abstract

Love is a recurring theme in bell hooks' thought, where it is explicitly linked to her understanding of freedom and liberation. In this essay, I will bring together some of hooks' most important writings on love in order to clarify her account of the relationship between love and liberation. I will argue that, for hooks, the practice of love and the practice of freedom are inextricably connected, and any liberatory project must be undertaken within the context of an ethics of love.

Comments

CLR James Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Fall 2011): 102-111. DOI.

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