ERIC Number: ED404228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The New Nomads: Art Life, and Lore of Migrant Workers in New York State.
Twining, Mary Arnold, Ed.
New York Folklore: The Journal of the New York Folklore Society, v13 n1-2 Win-Spr 1987
Migrant farm workers are the concern and theme of this special serial issue. Migrant farm workers arrange much of their social and economic life around seasonal changes as they follow jobs up the eastern migrant stream to its northenmost part in New York state, then south to Florida. The education, health, and folk arts program at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)-Geneseo Migrant Center have impacted the lives of this constituency both during their sojourn in New York state and during their continuing journey in the migrant stream. The work of this Center is described in the introductory article, (1) "Introduction:The BOCES-Geneseo Migrant Center: History and Development" (Gloria Mattera). Cultural education and folk arts are examined in: (2) "The Migrant Heritage Studies Kit: A Teaching Tool" (Robert E. Lynch); (3) "The Flower in the Boat: Folk Art of the Migrant Workers of Mid-New York State" (Mary Arnold Twining); (4) "Migrant Art: From Field to Gallery" (Sylvia Kelly); and (5) "The Expressive Culture of Migrant Farmworkers: Theme and Constraint in Contemporary Performance" (Sue Roark-Calnek). Other articles include: (6) "Making It To the Center: Migration and Adaptation among Haitian Boat People (Rose-Marie Chierici); (7) "'No One Sees Me, No One Cares:' Migrant Workers Speak" (Gloria Mattera; Robert Lynch; Sylvia Kelly); (8) "Through the Poet's Eyes" (Sylvia Kelly); and (9) "Field Notes" (Berrien Thorn). (NP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Black Culture, Community Centers, Community Education, Community Programs, Cultural Education, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Opportunities, Folk Culture, Haitians, Hispanic American Culture, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Music, Oral Tradition, Personal Narratives, Poetry, Seasonal Laborers, Sociocultural Patterns, Visual Arts
New York Folklore Society, P.O. Box 130, Newfield, NY 14867 ($6).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Folklore Society, Newfield.
Identifiers - Location: New York