Black folklore and the politics of racial representation /

"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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Moody-Turner, Shirley
Corporate Author: Ebook Library
Format: eBook
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
Series:Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • "By Custom and By Law" : Folklore and the Birth of Jim Crow
  • From Hawaii 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.