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All About Love: New Visions Paperback – January 9, 2001
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The result is a book that's a refreshing change from relationship advice books that completely overlook the cultural context of love -- the ways in which love is difficult for both men and women, but especially for women, in a patriarchal culture; the ways in which a more expansive understanding of love is sorely needed to set things right in a country run by fear. hooks begins by addressing the pervasive confusion about what love is, defining it as M. Scott Peck does: "The will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth."
The chapters in which hooks names "the ways we are seduced away from love" read as a litany of soul-corroding cultural norms. There is, most fundamentally, injustice to children in dysfunctional families in a culture where family dysfunction is normalized. Then there's the increasing prevalence of lying in public and private transactions alike, most recently exemplified in the Enron scandal and the priest-pedophile scandal in the Catholic Church. There's the cultural obsession with power and domination instead of a love ethic.Read more ›
I highly recommend this book.
Some people seem to object to the fact that hooks uses her personal life as a way to explore love, but I really don't understand why that's a problem. What would you rather she do - use statistics and sociological data? Maybe then her analysis would be more objective, but the fact is, love is, by its very nature, entirely subjective, so I much prefer hooks's personal approach.
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bell hooks gives us a breakdown of what we think we know what love is and what it could actually be. This book has made me question what I thought was love. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing, eye opening, life changing read. This is the kind of book that you can read 1000 times and receive a different lesson every time. I will surely keep this in my collection.Published 2 months ago by Mark Kenney
A must read for everyone. from love to capitalism to patriarchy and more, I find myself reading this book over and over in gratitude.Published 3 months ago by sivvarainbow
Amazing and inspirational book! bell hooks is an amazing visionary and author.Published 4 months ago by Hadeel H.
This book changed the way I look at my own marriage of 16 years and also at the childhood visions I had of love and what the realistic outcome has been. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CHICAGO