Postmodernism, bell hooks & Systems of Oppression


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Which of the following best expresses bell hooks' thoughts in her essay Postmodern Blackness?

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1. In Postmodern Blackness, what aspect of society does hooks say is of particular interest to the resistance struggle to overcome oppression?

2. What would hooks say is a problem related to media images that focus on women's bodies and glamour?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

bell hooks has brought the intersectionality of race and gender to the forefront of philosophical discussions, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of her theories. You will specifically be tested on terms like postmodernism and systems of oppression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definitions of postmodernism and systems of oppression
  • hooks' theories about the Black experience
  • hooks' theories about - and relationship with - pop culture
  • Key themes in Postmodern Blackness

Skills Practices

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how systems of oppression impact women and people of color in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of how bell hooks sees Beyonce in the larger conversation about pop culture
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding postmodernism and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about bell hooks and postmodern philosophy, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define postmodernism
  • Understand how bell hooks combines feminism and racial justice in her work
  • Identify key arguments in Postmodern Blackness as they relate to pop culture