Skip to content

Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different
Click for full-size.

Teaching to Transgress Education As the Practice of Freedom Paperback - 1994

by hooks, bell

  • Used
  • very good

Widely admired as a leading black intellectual, hooks is also an inspired teacher. Her ideas and essays about teaching fundamentally rethink democratic participation and face squarely the problems of today's classrooms, including racism and sexism.

Similar copies are shown below.


Very Good. All orders ship SAME or NEXT business day. Expedited shipments will be received in 1-5 business days within the United States. We proudly ship to APO/FPO addresses. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

From the publisher

"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo Freire

In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is therecord of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.


  • Title Teaching to Transgress Education As the Practice of Freedom
  • Author hooks, bell
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: repri
  • Condition Very Good
  • Pages 224
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Routledge, Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Date 1994-09-12
  • Features Index
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 47971385
  • ISBN 9780415908085 / 0415908086
  • Weight 0.76 lbs (0.34 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.02 x 6.06 x 0.63 in (22.91 x 15.39 x 1.60 cm)
  • Ages 18 to 18 years
  • Grade levels 13 - 13
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
  • Library of Congress subjects Teaching, Critical pedagogy
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 94-26248
  • Dewey Decimal Code 370.115


Media reviews


  • Library Journal, 11/01/1994, Page 86
  • Publishers Weekly, 11/07/1994, Page 70

About the author

bell hooks is a writer and critic who has taught most recently at Berea College in Kentucky, where she is Distinguished Professor in Residence. Among her many books are the feminist classic Ain't I A Woman, the dialogue (with Cornel West) Breaking Bread, the children's books Happy to Be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz, the memoir Bone Black (Holt), and the general interest titles All About Love, Rock My Soul, and Communion. Her many books published with Routledge include Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom, Belonging: A Culture of Place, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, Where We Stand: Class Matters, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, and Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies.