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The Resource Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant

Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant

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Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston
Title
Every tub must sit on its own bottom
Title remainder
the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston
Statement of responsibility
Deborah G. Plant
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a ground-breaking study of Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah Plant takes issue with current notions of Hurston as a feminist and earlier impressions of her as an intellectual lightweight who disregarded serious issues of race in American culture. Instead, Plant calls Hurston a "writer of resistance" who challenged the politics of domination both in her life and in her work. One of the great geniuses of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston stands out as a strong voice for African American women. Her anthropological inquiries as well as her evocative prose provide today's readers with a rich history of African American folk culture - a folk culture through which Hurston expressed her personal and political strategy of resistance and self-empowerment
  • Through readings of Hurston's fiction and autobiographical writings, Plant offers one of the first book-length discussions of Hurston's personal philosophy of individualism and self-reliance. From a discussion of Hurston's preacher father and influential mother, whose guiding philosophy is reflected in the title of this book, to the influence of Spinoza and Nietzsche, Plant puts into perspective the driving forces behind Hurston's powerful prose
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DLC
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1956-
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Plant, Deborah G.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Politics and literature
  • Women and literature
  • African Americans
  • African American philosophy in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African American philosophy
Label
Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-210) 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
Introduction: The reclamation of an intellectual life -- Metaphors of self, language, and the will-to-power -- "Every tub must sit on its own bottom": A philosophical world view -- African American folklore as style, theme, and strategy -- The folk preacher and folk sermon form -- Politics, parody, power, and Moses, man of the mountain -- Politics of self: Ambivalences, paradoxes, and ironies of race, color, sex, class, and gender -- Conclusion: The essence of owning oneself
Control code
31783025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780252021831
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94047523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1688502
Label
Every tub must sit on its own bottom : the philosophy and politics of Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-210) 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
Introduction: The reclamation of an intellectual life -- Metaphors of self, language, and the will-to-power -- "Every tub must sit on its own bottom": A philosophical world view -- African American folklore as style, theme, and strategy -- The folk preacher and folk sermon form -- Politics, parody, power, and Moses, man of the mountain -- Politics of self: Ambivalences, paradoxes, and ironies of race, color, sex, class, and gender -- Conclusion: The essence of owning oneself
Control code
31783025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780252021831
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94047523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1688502

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