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New York Folklore Vol. 12. Nos. 3-4, 1986
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NEW YORK FOLKLORE
Vol. XII, Nos. 3-4, 1986

CONTENTS


Lore for the Folk: Benjamin A. Botkin and the Development of Folklore Scholarship in America
Ronna Lee Widner 1

Ben Botkin
Bruce Jackson 23

“Your Hair Is Your Glory”: Public and Private Symbology of Long Hair for Pentecostal Women
Elaine J. Lawless 33

Growing Up Catholic and American: The
Oral Tradition of Catholic School Students
Louise Krasniewicz 51

Storytelling and Conservation: Stuctural Relationships

Philip Nusbaum
69

The Ethnic Joke as Mirror of Culture

William M. Clements
87

Red Jacket’s Reply: A Problem in the Verification of a Native American Speech Text
Harry Robie 99


Folklore Notes

Protestant Home Shrines: Icon and Image

Yvonne J. Milspaw
119

Imagining Evil in Polish-American Culture

Katherine J. Koperski
137

Folk Remedies for the Common Cold

Leonard R. N. Ashley
143

Home Remedies

Martha Muzzy
147

Shooting in the New Year: An Early American Instance


Martin W. Walsh
119


Reviews

Books: Jackson, ed., Teaching Folklore (Vlach) 157; Cazden, Haufrecht, Studer, eds., Folk Songs of the Catskills, and Notes and Sources for Folk Songs of the Catskills (Groce) 159; Schwoefermann, Threaded Memories: A Family Quilt Collection,and Folk Artists of the Southern Tier (Groce) 162; Schaeffer, Partridge, Adrosko, Made in New York State: Handwoven Coverlets, 1820-1860 (Reinstein) 164; Todd, The "Sittin’ Stone:" Memories of a Chautauqua County Boyhood (Reinstein) 165; Hubka, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England (Vlach) 166; Cohen, The Folklore and Folklife of New Jersey (Samuelson) 168; Warner, Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne and Frank Warner Collection (Jones) 170; Brown and Mussell, Ethnic and Regional Foodways in the United States: The Performance of Group Identity (Wachs) 172; Fowke and Carpenter, eds., Explorations in Canadian Folklore (Posen) 175. Recordings: Ward, "Oh, That Low Bridge:" Songs of the Erie Canal (Null) 178.

Contributors to this Issue, 181; Editor’s Year-End Report, 183; Information for Contributors and Guide to Style, 187.


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“Unlike many folklorists of successive generations, who were trained deeply in folklore, but not in much else, Botkin’s background was broadly humanistic. He knew folklore, but he also knew literature, politics, and music. His brother was a painter, his cousins George and Ira Gershwin were composer and lyricist. Botkin himself published poetry before he published folklore, and he continued publishing it for many years.” From the “Ben Botkin,” by Bruce Jackson.



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