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This short essay offers thoughts on bell hooks’s use of the list form in the phrase ‘white supremacist capitalist patriarchy’. While this list suggests that the social forces it contains work together in one unified direction, we can also look to instances in which they pull in opposing directions. However, the function of the list may not be to faithfully map the complexities of social life, but, rather, in its reduction and simplicity, to enable us to believe that social transformation is possible.
Title
White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy
Author(s)
Ben Nichols
Identifier
Description
This short essay offers thoughts on bell hooks’s use of the list form in the phrase ‘white supremacist capitalist patriarchy’. While this list suggests that the social forces it contains work together in one unified direction, we can also look to instances in which they pull in opposing directions. However, the function of the list may not be to faithfully map the complexities of social life, but, rather, in its reduction and simplicity, to enable us to believe that social transformation is possible.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
October 11, 2022
Subject
System
Oppression
Social complexity
Rhetorical simplicity
Social transformation
Rhetorical criticism
Rights
© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
short title
White Supremacist Capitalist
page start
263
page end
265
Source
The Case for Reduction, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Jakob Schillinger, Cultural Inquiry, 25 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 263–65

Publication scheduled for 11 October 2022