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The Resource What we say, who we are : Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of language, Parker English

What we say, who we are : Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of language, Parker English

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What we say, who we are : Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of language
Title
What we say, who we are
Title remainder
Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of language
Statement of responsibility
Parker English
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In What We Say, Who We Are: Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of Language. Parker English explores the remarkable overlap between Leopold Senghors concept of "negritude" and Zora Neale Hurston's view of "Negro expression." Senghor provides a broad summary and Hurston provides many specific details concerning ways in which a person's sense of herself can emerge from how she talks - about anything. Gleaned from what is common to the views of Senghor and Hurston, English uses the term "performism" to designate a more general approach to speech, which he then explicates with some of the most prominent discussions of J. L. Austin's analysis of illocutionary speech acts. The explication also adopts the externalistic/internalistic distinction from the dramaturgical approach to social psychology and the presentational/representational distinction from theorists of professional acting. English ends his work by closely examining Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God in light of his discussion of "performism," drawing new and intriguing conclusions about the extent to which Hurston's main character exemplifies W E. B. Du Bois's concept of doubleconsciousness. What We Say, Who We Are is addressed to those interested in Africana studies, African American literature, and the philosophy of language."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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English, Parker
Dewey number
841/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ3989.S47
LC item number
Z626 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Senghor, Léopold Sédar
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Speech in literature
  • Ethnology in literature
  • Blacks
Label
What we say, who we are : Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of language, Parker English
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Senghor's discussion of negritude and Hurston's discussion of Negro expression -- Performism : a view gleaned from Senghor and from Hurston -- Performatives and reflexivity in light of Hurston's ethnography and fiction -- Exchanges of speech -- Speech and senses of self in Their eyes were watching God -- Performism in the world
Control code
428823319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 139 pages
Isbn
9780739126516
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)428823319
Label
What we say, who we are : Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the philosophy of language, Parker English
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Senghor's discussion of negritude and Hurston's discussion of Negro expression -- Performism : a view gleaned from Senghor and from Hurston -- Performatives and reflexivity in light of Hurston's ethnography and fiction -- Exchanges of speech -- Speech and senses of self in Their eyes were watching God -- Performism in the world
Control code
428823319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 139 pages
Isbn
9780739126516
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)428823319

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