This original teaching activity discusses bell hooks’ film review of Beasts of The Southern Wild and explains how it can be used to encourage students to recognize how popular culture reproduces and reinforces disturbing paradigms. This original teaching activity, based on hooks’ review “No Love in The Wild,” encourages students to be informed while navigating visual images in popular culture. This activity also explains how hooks’ film review and the film can be used to empower students with strategies to analyze film and other visual images that are seemingly progressive but support the strictures and structures that reinforce patriarchy, racism, and classism within American culture.
Ford, NaImah H.
"Utopian Promises, Dystopic Realities: Teaching bell hooks “No Love in The Wild”,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 3:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol3/iss1/16
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