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By Alfred Lewis Shoemaker

60 b/w images 25 illustrations 7 x 9
* fortieth Anniversary Edition
First released in 1960 and written through a pioneer in American folklife experiences, this vintage paintings explores the people practices surrounding the Easter vacations, from Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday and Whitsuntide. Interviews and newspaper stories, from the eighteenth century throughout the early 20th century, list the evolution of vacation traditions, together with fastnachts, the Easter Rabbit, adorned eggs, and Easter-egg timber. Don Yoder has contributed a brand new foreword which specializes in the folklife heart liable for this definitive paintings and an afterword, which examines present learn at the holidays.
Alfred L. Shoemaker and Don Yoder have been founders of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society and either served as editor of its serial, Pennsylvania Folklife. Shoemaker wrote a number of groundbreaking books and pamphlets on Pennsylvania folklife, together with Christmas in Pennsylvania (0-8117-0328-2). Yoder, who lives in Devon, Pennsylvania, is coauthor of Hex symptoms (0-8117-2799-8) and writer of numerous articles on Pennsylvania Dutch people cultures.

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25. Soziologie, p. 321. See also Conflict and the Web of Group Affiliations, translated by K. H. Wolff and R. : Free Press, 1955), p. 105. 26. Georg Simmel On Individuality and Social Forms, edited and with an Introduction by D. N. Levine (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971). p. 145. M atenal protegido por derechos de autor 29 SIMMEL AT A DISTANCE sage, Simmel is referring to distance in the sense of interactional prox­ imity: the stranger is near in that he interacts with numerous members of the group, he is remote in that he does so incidentally and not by virtue of well-established expectations based on ties of kinship, community, or occupation.

9 Turner goes on to say that "exaggeration of communitas ... "20 I suggest that it was precisely these ritual and sym­ bolic processes, the dialectic between re-established communitas and structure (reliminalized strangers and former host societies), which were set in motion in the post-independence era in Africa. The widespread ex­ pulsion of strangers, especially African strangers, from newly created in­ dependent African states is an aspect of that ritual process which I shall attempt to take one step further in the next section.

Thinking of the experience of ethnic minorities in zones of culture contact in American cities, Park conceived the marginal man as a racial or cultural hybrid-"one who lives in two worlds, in both of which he is more or less of a stranger"­ one who aspires to but is excluded from full membership in a new group. Simmel's stranger, by contrast, does not aspire to be assimilated; he is a potential wandere·r, one who has not quite got over the freedom of com­ ing and going. Where Park's excluded marginal man was depicted as suf­ fering from spiritual instability, intensified self-consciousness, restless­ ness, and malaise, Simmel's stranger, occupying a determinate position in relation to the group, was depicted as a successful trader, a judge, and a trusted confidant.

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