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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Summary
Bell hooks

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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Summary

Plot Summary

One main tenet of the book is contained in the title: the use of education as the intentional activity of empowering and of using freedom. The book comes from the viewpoint of an African-American woman from the South. She experienced both racially segregated and desegregated schooling. She found that the political and social agenda of her black instructors better suited her than the conditions in the integrated environment. She notes that whether as a consequence of being female or minority, or white and male, the main teaching given in integrated schools run by whites was to obey and to respect the authority of 'authority figures.'

The work is a nonfiction book of the twentieth century. It was published in the 1990s, by a woman professor in New York City. Teaching is her day job; she is really a writer and she knew this long before she ever...

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