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New York Folklore Vol. 11. Nos. 1-4, 1985
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NEW YORK FOLKLORE
Vol. 11, Nos. 1-4, 1985
40th Anniversary Issue

CONTENTS


Reflections on Forty Years

Editor’s Introduction
1

Early Days of the Folklore Renaissance in New York State
Louis C. Jones 25

Our Native Notions of Story

Roger D. Abrahams
37
Sex and Grammar Jokes Jan Harold Brunvand 49

Performance Contexts in Historical Perspective
David Buchan 61

Soldiers’ Songs: The Folklore of the Powerless
Les Cleveland 79

"When I Was Six We Moved West:" The Theory of Personal Experience Narrative

Linda Degh
99

Catherine of Siena: Life, Death, and Miracles
Alessandro Falassi 109
Folklorists as Agents of Nationalism James W. Fernandez 135

The Image of Gypsies in Hungarian Oral Literature
Veronika Görög-Karady 149

Remarkable Sight and Hearing in the Lying Contest Tale
Herbert Halpert 161

Reason, Rhetoric, and Religion: Academic Ideology versus Folk Belief
David J. Hufford 177

The Folksong Revival
Bruce Jackson 195

Masking in England
Venetia Newall 205
Rehearsing the Future in the Folktale W. F. H. Nicolaisen 231

Contributors to this Issue

 

239

Officers of the New York Folklore Society, 1945-1985
  241

Editor’s Year-End Report
  243


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“A folksong revival occurred in American twenty-five years ago. Like many revivals, it appealed primarily to individuals who celebrated traditions not their own. Blues were popular in the folksong revival, but the audiences were mostly whites; rural songs and performers were popular, but the audiences were mostly urban; labor songs were popular, but the audiences were mostly middle-class students...”From the “The Folksong Revival” by Bruce Jackson



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