Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Florida State University, 1997, under title: Zora Neale Hurston's place in America literary culture.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-284) and index.
Negotiating ideologies of the Harlem Renaissance: the politics of Hurston's art and identity. -- Making a way: fighting "the line of least resistance" -- A highway through the wilderness. -- Voodoo: fact and fiction. -- "The tragedies of life" -- Talking back: taking a stand on race and politics. -- The making of an icon.