Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation
|Series title:||Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||University Press of Mississippi|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $55.00|
| Book Description: |
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 Moody-Turner analyzes this output, along with the contributions of a disparate group of African American...