White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Case for Reduction
EditorsChristoph F. E. Holzhey, Jakob Schillinger
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherICI Berlin Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783965580411, 9783965580428
ISBN (Print)9783965580398, 9783965580404
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameCultural Inquiry
PublisherICI Berlin Press
ISSN (Print)2627-728X
ISSN (Electronic)2627-731X


  • system
  • oppression
  • social complexity
  • rhetorical simplicity
  • social transformation
  • rhetorical criticism


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