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Ain't I an anthropologist : Zora Neale Hurston beyond the literary icon / Jennifer L. Freeman Marshall.

Author/creator Freeman Marshall, Jennifer L., 1968- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2023]
Descriptionxiii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Variant title Aren't I an anthropologist
Series The new Black studies series
New Black studies series.
Contents Introduction: "Twice as much praise or twice as much blame" -- On firsts, foremothers, and "The Walker effect" -- Signifying "texts" : The race for Hurston -- Deconstructing an icon : Tradition and authority -- "Ain't I an anthropologist?" -- Mules and men : "Negro folklore . . . is still in the making" -- "Burning spots": reading Tell my horse -- Epilogue: On icons, interdisciplines, and communities.
Abstract "Iconic as a novelist and popular cultural figure, Zora Neale Hurston remains underappreciated as an anthropologist. Is it inevitable that Hurston's literary authority should eclipse her anthropological authority? If not, what sociocultural and institutional values and processes shape the different ways we read her work? Jennifer L. Freeman Marshall considers the polar receptions to two of Hurston's areas of achievement by examining the critical response to her work across both fields. Drawing on a wide range of readings, Freeman Marshall explores Hurston's popular appeal as iconography, her elevation into the literary canon, her concurrent marginalization in anthropology despite her significant contributions, and her place within constructions of Black feminist literary traditions. Perceptive and original, Ain't I an Anthropologist is a long-awaited reassessment of Zora Neale Hurston's place in American cultural and intellectual life"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 195-236) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Freeman Marshall, Jennifer L., 1968- Ain't I an anthropologist Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2023 9780252054150
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formLiterary criticism.
LCCN 2022042716
ISBN9780252044960 hardcover
ISBN0252044967 hardcover
ISBN9780252087103 paperback
ISBN0252087100 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40031606411

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