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New York Folklore Vol. 24, Nos. 1-4, 1998
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Vol. 24, Nos. 1-4, 1998


Editor’s Foreward v
The Role of Nossa Senhora Aparecida Festival in Creating Brazilian-American Community Adam Arenson 1

Interpretation: Why? How? By Whom? Transcript from the 1995 Folk Arts Roundtable Panel
Daniel Franklin Ward, ed. 31

Representations of Racial Identity in a Contemporary Pinkster Celebration
Linda Pershing 77

Folklore Notes

"That Farm Was Her Heart and Soul"
Felicia McMahon 97

Unraveling the History and Meaning of the Term 'Folknik'
Michael Stone 107

An Undergraduate Ghost Rumor
Robert A. Emery 113


Bruce Buckley and Roderick Roberts

Book Reviews
Devine, comp., Devine’s Folk Lore of Newfoundland in Old Words, Phrases, and Expresesions their Origin and Meaning W. K. McNeil 117

Cruikshank, The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory
Rebecca Maksel 118

Thompson, A Folklorist’s Progress: Reflections of a Scholar’s Life
Bill Stanford Pincheon 120

Owomoyela, Yoruba Trickster Tales
Katherine M. Spiritos 122

Mieder and Bryan, comps., Proverbs in World Literature: A Bibliography
Bill Nicholaisen 123

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“Within Brazil itself, festivals are a dominant form of cultural expression with their roots at times only perfunctorily in religion ... the syncretism of Portuguese Roman Catholic and pagan rites, as well as the influences of the indigenous peoples and the African slaves brought to colonial Brazil, have led to a remarkable mix of holidays celebrated only in Brazil.” From “The Role of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida Festival in Creating Brazilian American Community,” by Adam Arenson

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