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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Revisiting bell hooks" presentation sponsored by GWSS

The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies is pleased to invite you to join them for Prof. Catherine Squires Cowles presentation "Revisiting bell hooks" on Friday, October 28, 2011. The event will begin at 2pm in room 400 Ford Hall, and light refreshments will be served.

Most researchers in Communication Studies turn to bell hooks for inspiration regarding representations of Black women. Squire argues that hooks' work is much broader. She demonstrates how hook's concerns about representation are but one route into her deeper discussion of civility and democratic practices. Reconsidering bell hooks in the company of john Dewey, C. Wright Mills, Nancy Fraser, and Jurgen Habernas, she situates bell hooks in contemporary debates over civility in political discourse.
Catherine Squires is Cowles Professor of Journalism, Equity and Diversity at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota. She is author of African Americans and the Media (Polity Press, 2009) and Dispatches from the Color Line: The Press and Multiracial America (SUNY Press, 2007). She has published widely cited articles in the Journal of Communications Inquiry and the International Journal of Press/Politics. She is also co-editor of the anthology The Obama Effect: Multidisciplinary Readings of the 2008 Campaign (SUNY Press, 2010).
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