Church of Cheese Gypsy Ritual in the American Heyday
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Description: A disapora spread over five continents, Gypsies conjure the romance of a nomadic life, a nostalgia for a simpler time. We think of dancing Spanish Gypsies or French jazz guitarists or a Romanian king. Gypsies have yet to enter the American public consciousness, yet they have been arriving since the late sixteenth century. Columbus brought several, forcibly transported to the Colonies, and many Americans today may count, unknown, a Gypsy or two among their forebears. A legacy of misfortune and mistrust lives on in Gypsy blood, and glimpses into their lives are rare. A young anthropologist drawn in by a Gypsy matriarch had no idea her life¿s work would be witness to this hidden culture and its dilution over decades of cultural adaptation. From 1966 to 2000 Carol Miller lived among the Machvaia during their Heyday. Here are her stories about creating a bounty of good luck made by good times: three-day weddings, opulent slavi (saint days), baptisms, holidays, parties, and fabulous offerings for the Dead Ones. From Baby Steve and Alice to Big Smith, Rose and Giorgio, from Pretty Bobby, Old Kaboka and Puro Bahto, from Julie and Jelly John to Luludj, Mek and the inimitable Lola, The Heyday, this particular heyday, is done.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Crazy for Love: Rose's Story|
|Meeting the Machvaia|
|The Romany Church, 1967|
|Katy in Oakland, the Heyday, 1971|
|Saints and Slavi, Posno and Fridays|
|Holidays, Parties, and Gifts|
|A Birthday Party, 1976|
|Elvis and Travolta|
|Ghosts, Grief, and Ancestors|
|Commemoration of Death|
|Happiness and Weddings|
|Respect and Purity|
|Out of Respect, 1970|
|Krisa and Conciliation|
|Bibio, Died, February 1999|
|Leaving the Gypsies: Milano's Story|
|Balloons at the Fair, 1978|
|The New Church of Cheese|
|Conclusion: Po Drom in America|