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The Resource Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Susan Edwards Meisenhelder

Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Susan Edwards Meisenhelder

Label
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston
Title
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick
Title remainder
race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston
Statement of responsibility
Susan Edwards Meisenhelder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Various critics have concluded that Zora Neale Hurston simply capitulated to external demands, writing stories white people wanted to hear. Susan Edwards Meisenhelder, however, argues that Hurston's response to her situation was much more sophisticated than her critics have recognized. Meisenhelder suggests, in fact, that Hurston's work, both fictional and anthropological, constitutes an extended critique of the values of white culture and a rejection of white models for black people. Repeatedly, Hurston's work shows the divisive effects that traditional white values, including class divisions and gender imbalances, have on blacks."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meisenhelder, Susan Edwards
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.U789
LC item number
Z785 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
Label
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Susan Edwards Meisenhelder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Fractious" mules and covert resistance in Mules and men -- "Natural men" and "pagan poesy" in Jonah's gourd vine -- "Mink skin or coon hide" : the Janus-faced narrative of Their eyes were watching God -- The ways of white folks in Seraph on the Suwanee -- "Crossing over" and "heading back" : Black cultural freedom in Moses, man of the mountain -- "With a harp and a sword in my hand" : Black female identity in Dust tracks on a road -- The "trials" of Black women in the 1950s : Ruby McCollum and Laura Lee Kimble
Control code
40135382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780817309657
Isbn Type
(cloth : perm. paper)
Lccn
98058023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick : race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Susan Edwards Meisenhelder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Fractious" mules and covert resistance in Mules and men -- "Natural men" and "pagan poesy" in Jonah's gourd vine -- "Mink skin or coon hide" : the Janus-faced narrative of Their eyes were watching God -- The ways of white folks in Seraph on the Suwanee -- "Crossing over" and "heading back" : Black cultural freedom in Moses, man of the mountain -- "With a harp and a sword in my hand" : Black female identity in Dust tracks on a road -- The "trials" of Black women in the 1950s : Ruby McCollum and Laura Lee Kimble
Control code
40135382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780817309657
Isbn Type
(cloth : perm. paper)
Lccn
98058023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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