“How come you ain’t got it?”: Dislocation as Historical Act in Hurston’s Documentary Texts

Wagers, Kelley
June 2013
African American Review;Summer/Fall2013, Vol. 46 Issue 2/3, p201
Academic Journal
The article explores the historical methodology of author Zora Neale Hurston that combines documentation, art, and political action. The author reflects on African American cultural history and the representational practice of Hurston in anthropological texts such as "Mules and Men." Other topics include the preservation of culture and folklore, the experience of dislocation for African Americans, and documentary films of religious ritual.


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