Books

Improvised Adolescence: Somali Bantu Teenage Refugees in America

by Sandra Grady

A glimpse into the lives of African refugee teens, as they figure out how to be adults in America

 

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Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century

by Natalia Khanenko-Friesen

Ethnic communities with two homelands–one real and one nostalgic

 

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The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed 

by Elaine Eff

An exploration of a homegrown tradition of unexpected beauty and privacy

 

 

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"/ The Last Laugh: Folk, Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age

by Trevor Blank

Q: What’s the difference between Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett?
A: About three hours.

 

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The Jumbies’ Playing Ground: Old World Influences on Afro-Creole Masquerades in the Eastern Caribbean

by Robert Wyndham Nicholls with a foreword by John Nunley

A study of the carnival traditions that created “whole theater” folk pageants

 

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Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

by Marion Jacobson

Everything you wanted to know about piano accordions in America–but were afraid to ask

 

 

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