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“Taking mighty strides across the world”: positioning Zora Neale Hurston in the ecofeminist tradition

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posted on 20.06.2018, 00:00 by Nicole Anae
In the hand-drawn image decorating the Christmas card that Zora Neale Hurston sent to Fannie Hurst in December 1926, it appears deeply symbolic that Hurston omits from the woman’s face any anatomically distinguishable features (Hurston 1926). That this faceless woman almost merges into the surrounding ecology by virtue of her anonymity and her neutrality appears to symbolize an equilibrium between the orders of lifeforms as much as the worlds of the human and nonhuman. Yet, the faceless woman seems to also personify the silencing of women’s voices in the expression of female interactions with the natural environment.

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Editor

Vakoch DA; Mickey S

Parent Title

Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices

Start Page

84

End Page

98

Number of Pages

15

ISBN-13

9780815381723

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

Abingdon, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Edition

1st

Number of Chapters

13

Exports

CQUniversity

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