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Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation
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Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Abstract

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton folklorists worked within, but also beyond the bounds of white mainstream institutions, often calling into question the meaning of the very folklore projects in which they were engaged. This book brings together these folklorists, along with a disparate group of African American authors and scholars, including Charles Chesnutt, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Anna Julia Cooper, to explore how black authors a ... More

Keywords: African American Literature, African American folklore, Hampton Institute, Hampton folklorists, Racial Representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617038853
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shirley Moody-Turner, author

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