Zora Neale Hurston: Forgotten foremother of anthropology

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Brown, Journi
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2022-04-15
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Zora Neale Hurston was a clandestine pioneer in anthropology until her rediscovery by the likes of scholars Gwendolyn Mikell and Irma McClaurin. Her contributions have been overlooked as a result of her writing style. It would be remiss to discuss the history of anthropology without discussing both Hurston’s innovations in scholarship and her contributions to the body of cultural preservation and knowledge. She spearheaded the development and introduction of native and diaspora anthropology. Black and female anthropologists alike can trace elements of their theoretical and ideological heritage through Zora Neale Hurston.

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First place winner of an oral presentation for Social Sciences and Humanities at the 21st Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 15, 2022.
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Brown, Journi. 2022. Zora Neale Hurston: Forgotten foremother of anthropology -- In Proceedings: 21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 31
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