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hooks, bell, 1952-2021


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    • hooks, bell, 1952-
    • bell hooks, 1952-2021
    • Watkins, Gloria Jean, 1952-2021
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          • hooks, bell, 1952-
        • Sources

          • found: Her Ain't I a woman, c1981:title page (bell hooks)
          • found: Her Talking back, 1989, c1988:title page (bell hooks) copyright statement (Gloria Watkins) p. 1 (the pen name bell hooks; about myself, about Gloria Jean)
          • found: Her Breaking bread, 1991:title page (bell hooks) p. 4 of cover (professor of English and Women's Studies at Oberlin College)
          • found: Bell Hooks, cultural criticism & transformation [VR] c1997:opening credits (Bell Hooks, Distinguished Professor of English, City College of New York) container (bell hooks)
          • found: Reel to real, 1996:CIP title page (bell hooks) data sheet (b. 9/25/52)
          • found: Teaching critical thinking, 2010:(bell hooks; other word on title page capitalized conventionally)
          • found: Contemporary authors online, 30 August 2011(bell hooks; born Gloria Jean Watkins, September 25, 1952, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; social critic, educator, writer; teaches at City University of New York since 1994)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(hooks, bell; Gloria Jean Watkins; intellectual, feminist, educator, cultural critic, social activist, poet; born 24 September 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States; BA in English, Stanford University (1968); MA in English, University of Wisconsin (1976); PhD in literature, University of California, Santa Cruz (1983); assumed her great-grandmother's name hooks as homage to female legacies and rendered it in lowercase to accentuate the substance of her work, rather than her identity; adopted the name bell hooks in 1978 with the release of her first book of poems, And There We Wept; she has used the alias ever since; wrote more than thirty books and numerous essays on the arts and pop culture; joined the faculty of Oberlin College (1988) and City College of New York -- Women's Studies and English departments (1995); joined the faculty of Kentucky's Berea College as the Distinguished Professor in Residence (2004))
          • found: Berea College, via WWW, 15 December 2021(bell hooks; died in Berea; born Gloria Jean Watkins 25 September 1952 in Hopkinsville, Ky.; professor of Appalachian Studies at Berea College)
          • found: CNN, via WWW, article dated 15 December 2021, 15 December 2021(bell hooks; died Wednesday [December 15] at age 69 at her home in Berea, Ky.)
        • LC Classification

          • PS3608.O594
        • Editorial Notes

          • [Capitalization in accordance with RDA A.2.1 ("For names with unusual capitalization, follow the capitalization of the commonly known form" and the example: lang, k. d.)]
        • Change Notes

          • 1983-01-05: new
          • 2022-05-14: revised
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