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New York Folklore Vol. 20, Nos. 1-2, 1994
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Vol. XX, Nos. 1-2, 1994

Editors’ Foreword


Out of the Abstract: The Development of the Study of Irish Folklife
Linda M. Ballard 1

Jocular Conversation and Conversational Joke Telling: A Case Study
Philip Nusbaum 15

Photo Essay
Making and Baking Bagels at Turnpike Bagels, circa 1972

Harvey Nusbaum and Philip Nusbaum

Folklore Note
A History of West Indian Carnival in New York City to 1978
Donald R. Hill 47

Voice of Tradition
Allen Walton of Essex County, An Adirondack Knight of the Road
Amy Godine 67

Allen, Singing in the Spirit: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City

Timothy J. Cooley

Boyes, The Imagined Village: Culture, Ideology and the English Folk Revival
Peter Narváez 97

Frisch, A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History
Betty J. Belanus 105

Harrison-Pepper, Drawing a Circle in the Square: Street Performing in New York’s Washington Square Park
Stephen Mamula 107

Ives, George Magoon and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law
Melissa Ladenheim 109

Keil and Keil, Polka Happiness
Timothy J. Cooley 111

Magliocco, The Two Madonnas: The Politics of Two Festivals in a Sardinian Community
Nancy M. Piatkowski 113

Norkunas, Politics of Public Memory: Tourism, History and Ethnicity in Monterey, California

Eleanor Wachs


Waits, The Modern Christmas in America: A Cultural History of Gift Giving
Nancy M. Piatkowski 118

Zumwalt, Wealth and Rebellion: Elsie Clews Parson, Anthropologist and Folkorist

Dayna Bowker Lee


Editorial Policy




“The study of folklife is fundamental to an appreciation of cultural heritage, which is currently being fostered in the north of Ireland and which will lead to increased demand for well informed opinion and for thorough research. It is also fundamental to an understanding of localised cultural heritage, whether from Ireland or from elsewhere, which is not merely the product of jingoistic national chauvinism.” From “Out of the Abstract: The Development of the Study of Irish Folklife” by Linda M. Ballard

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