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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
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|ISBN:||9781439909423 1439909423 9781439909430 1439909431 9781439909447 143990944X|
|Description:||xvii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Becoming American through ethnographic writing: Zora Neale Hurston and the performance of ethnography --
Escape through ethnography: literary regionalism and the image of non-racial alignment in Richard Wright's travel writing --
Deconstructing the romance of rthnography: queering knowledge in James Baldwin's Another country --
Ethnography of the absurd: Chester Himes' detective fiction and counter-images of Black life --
Conclusion: Look down! the Black arts affirmation of place and the refusal to translate.
|Responsibility:||Eve E. Dunbar.|
"Dunbar argues that the four authors constructed a 'region' for alternative blackness, navigating between nationalist, antinationalist, and internationalist perspectives on racial segregation. Each