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The Resource Black folklore and the politics of racial representation, Shirley Moody-Turner

Black folklore and the politics of racial representation, Shirley Moody-Turner

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Black folklore and the politics of racial representation
Title
Black folklore and the politics of racial representation
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Moody-Turner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also beyond the bounds of white mainstream institutions. They often called into question the meaning of the very folklore projects in which they were engaged. Shirley Moddy-Turner analyzes this output, along with the contributions of a disparate group of African American authors and scholars. She explores how black authors and folklorists were active participants--rather than passive observers--in conversations about the politics of representing black folklore. Examining literary texts, folklore documents, and cultural performances, legal discourse, and political rhetoric, Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation demonstrates how folklore studies became a battleground across which issues of racial identity and difference were asserted and debated at the turn of the twentieth century. The study is framed by two questions of historical and continuing import. What role have representations of black folklore played in constructing racial identity? And, how have those ideas impacted the way African Americans think about and creatively engage black traditions? Moody-Turner renders established historical facts in a new light and context, taking figures we thought we knew--such as Charles Chesnutt, Anna Julia Cooper, and paul Laurence Dunbar--and recasting their place in African American intellectual and cultural history"--
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Moody-Turner, Shirley,
Dewey number
398.2089/96073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race
  • Literature and folklore
  • Folklore in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
Label
Black folklore and the politics of racial representation, Shirley Moody-Turner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"By Custom and By Law" : Folklore and the Birth of Jim Crow -- From Hawai'i to Hampton : Samuel Armstrong and the Unlikely Origins of Folklore Studies at the Hampton Institute -- Recovering Folklore as a Site of Resistance : Anna Julia Cooper and the Hampton Folklore Society -- Uprooting the Folk : Paul Laurence Dunbar's Critique of the Folk Ideal -- "The Stolen Voice" : Charles Chesnutt, Whiteness, and the Politics of Folklore -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn848268205
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617038853
Lccn
2013024094
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)848268205
Label
Black folklore and the politics of racial representation, Shirley Moody-Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"By Custom and By Law" : Folklore and the Birth of Jim Crow -- From Hawai'i to Hampton : Samuel Armstrong and the Unlikely Origins of Folklore Studies at the Hampton Institute -- Recovering Folklore as a Site of Resistance : Anna Julia Cooper and the Hampton Folklore Society -- Uprooting the Folk : Paul Laurence Dunbar's Critique of the Folk Ideal -- "The Stolen Voice" : Charles Chesnutt, Whiteness, and the Politics of Folklore -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn848268205
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617038853
Lccn
2013024094
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)848268205

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