9781501307409

Hood

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  • ISBN13:

    9781501307409

  • ISBN10:

    1501307401

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/28/2016
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

We all wear hoods: the Grim Reaper, Red Riding Hood, torturers, executioners and the executed, athletes, laborers, anarchists, rappers, babies in onesies, and anyone who's ever grabbed a hoodie on a chilly day. Alison Kinney's Hood explores the material and symbolic vibrancy of this everyday garment and political semaphore, which often protects the powerful at the expense of the powerless-with deadly results. Kinney considers medieval clerics and the Klan, anti-hoodie campaigns and the Hooded Man of Abu Ghraib, the Inquisition and the murder of Trayvon Martin, uncovering both the hooded perpetrators of violence and the hooded victims in their sights.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Author Biography

Alison Kinney is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Her essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared in The Atlantic, L.A. Review of Books, New Criticals, Salon, and The Literary Review.

Table of Contents

1. Death Wears a Hoodie
2. Terror
3. Hoodlums
4. Ambiguity and the Hoodie
Index

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