American Gypsy

American Gypsy Author Diane Glancy
ISBN-10 0806134569
Release 2002
Pages 218
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Presents a collection of plays which cover such topics as generational relationships, Native American legends, and Native American beliefs, and includes an essay on Native American playwriting.

American Gypsy

American Gypsy Author Oksana Marafioti
ISBN-10 9781429945264
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 384
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A vivid and funny memoir about growing up Gypsy and becoming American Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. This means touring with the family band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It means getting your hair cut in "the Lioness." It also means enduring sneering racism from every segment of Soviet society. Her father is determined that his girls lead a better, freer life. In America! Also, he wants to play guitar with B. B. King. And cure cancer with his personal magnetism. All of this he confides to the woman at the American embassy, who inexplicably allows the family entry. Soon they are living on the sketchier side of Hollywood. What little Oksana and her sister, Roxy, know of the United States they've learned from MTV, subcategory George Michael. It doesn't quite prepare them for the challenges of immigration. Why are the glamorous Kraft Singles individually wrapped? Are the little soaps in the motels really free? How do you protect your nice new boyfriend from your opinionated father, who wants you to marry decently, within the clan? In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive world of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant experience to life. With unsentimentally perfect pitch, American Gypsy reveals how Marafioti adjusted to her new life in America, one slice of processed cheese at a time.

Memoirs of an American Gypsy

Memoirs of an American Gypsy Author Reece Gesumaria
ISBN-10 9781479775422
Release 2013-06
Pages 254
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Memoirs of an American Gypsy is a collection of stories by a young woman on an invigorating adventure through Europe. With an overstuffed backpack and over-planned future, she begins the journey of a lifetime. Her plane to return home leaves without her as her definition of home shifts. She falls deeply in love with foreign cultures, alternative communities, tongue-tingling languages, and welcoming families along the way. Plans and fears melt away to reveal the freedom that lies in the core of us all. She has emerged from tents, mansions, college dormitories, and an abandoned wheat factory to share her journey, the tips n tricks of hitchhiking, trekking the world without needing to pay for a bed. The biggest secret to gypsy survival without cash is faith in humanity. The goodness of people and the inevitable connections that form will dissolve our stereotypes, fears, and inhibitions, leaving us with trust, abundance, and a contagious joy that will help make the world a better place. Tales of urban exploration, charming castle villages, a giant community squat, breathtaking nature, gnarly music festivals, a mud war, police searches, unicorn spotting, a pirate's cave, Vikings, rainbows and human-connection fill the pages of this book. Good luck holding on tight to your pre-conceived notions of the world of traveling, because this is going to be a wild ride

American Gypsy A Stranger in Everybody s Land

American Gypsy  A Stranger in Everybody s Land Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:44218382
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Features "American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land," a documentary film about the American Rom or Gypsies, provided by Little Dust Productions. Describes the film and provides information about events connected to the film. Offers access to a mailing list.

The American Gypsy

The American Gypsy Author Ken Percival
ISBN-10 9781329177475
Release 2015-05-30
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Peter Richards is The American Gypsy. The reader meets him as he rises from the ashes of a decade of setbacks. The story mirrors current events and fictionalizes the 2016 Presidential elections. It poses a question. If the candidates for nationwide office expose all of the warts and foibles, would they be electable? A Sicilian heiress follows her heart after 79 years of an inwardly focused life which revolves around her needs. She escapes her selfish orbit upon a life changing experience.

American Gypsy

American Gypsy Author Frances Whyatt
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4362483
Release 1983
Pages 68
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American Gypsy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Gypsy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Gypsy book for free.

American Gypsies Classic Reprint

American Gypsies  Classic Reprint Author Albert Thomas Sinclair
ISBN-10 1330799356
Release 2015-07-06
Pages 24
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Excerpt from American Gypsies My first acquaintance with American Gypsies was at Mount Desert several years ago [C. 1880]. One day while out walking I came across a Gypsy camp, and stopped there a half-hour talking with a boy of about seventeen who was the only person at home in the camp. He asked me where I lived, my business, and various questions about myself. The next afternoon I went to the camp again with several gentlemen. As we approached, a large fine-looking Gypsy woman of fifty with a face and figure like a Roman matron commenced to tell the company where I came from, my business and various other particulars. Afterwards, evidently thinking she had made an impression by her power of divination, she wished to tell the fortunes of the rest of the gentlemen who were much surprised at her correct accounts of myself. The whole thing showed the shrewdness of the Gypsy race. She had met and spoken with me the previous morning and had seen me go to the camp, and the boy had evidently related to her what I had told him. She recognized me the second day and sought to surprise us all by her skill in fortune-telling by pretending to divine all she told by her arts. As these Gypsies intended to remain a week or more, and I had little to do at the time, it seemed to be a good opportunity to learn Gypsy, which I accordingly improved. As a rule Gypsies are unwilling to teach a stranger their language. It was therefore only by liberal presents of cigars and tobacco to the men and bright silk handkerchiefs to the women and girls that I induced this band to teach me. Again, Gypsies seldom can read or write, and it is not easy to learn a language accurately from ignorant people. For instance, I asked how they said in Gypsy "Will you have a cigar?" They said "Will tuti lella tav" Later, however, I discovered this phrase meant "Will you have a smoke," not "Will you have a cigar." Ignorant people also soon tire when teaching you, and mislead by their answers, saying "yes" often when they should say "no," simply because that happens to make it easier for them. Frequently their replies are very amusing, and it is difficult to get an answer to your question. Once I remember, I asked a Gypsy how he said in Romani "How much will you take for that horse?" The horse was near us. He answered "One hundred and fifty dollars." "No," I said, "you do not understand me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

British Men Destroyed my Life

British Men Destroyed my Life Author Carmen Vera
ISBN-10 9781490752365
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 198
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You’ve always thought about leaving. So why haven’t you yet? Our lives are controlled by outside factors that stop us from breaking the vicious cycle of routine. Follow a young naïve American girl who follows her heart by going to meet the love of her life in London, England—thousands of miles away. She quits her job and buys a plane ticket, but things don’t end up as planned. What starts as a few words scribbled on the back of a receipt paper in the Czech Republic becomes a story of adventure. Find out what happens to her as she isn’t faced with the best outcome.

The Church of Cheese

The Church of Cheese Author Carol Miller
ISBN-10 9781934848616
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 236
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A rare inside look at Roma culture, ritual and belief at its peak in the American Gypsy experience - 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. “The Heyday,” this particular heyday, is done, and we will not see its like again.

The Gypsy American

The Gypsy American Author David J. Nemeth
ISBN-10 0773472177
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 271
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This study is an ethnogeography, a regional ethnography, that focuses on an ambiguously-defined ethnic group in the United States - Rom Gypsies - whose survival strategies and stratagems appear to center ideally on the secrecy and mobility of its members. The near absence of Gypsy-American landscapes and associated culture regions presents a challenge to traditional ethnogeography. This book contributes an unprecedented scholarly investigation of a Gypsy-American inscape as an alternative approach to the landscape study. The inscape is a vital activity space that produces and reproduces a Gypsy-American ethnos.

Questioning Gypsy Identity

Questioning Gypsy Identity Author Brian Belton
ISBN-10 0759105332
Release 2005
Pages 203
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Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America critically examines stories of Gypsy lives against the framework of social theories that illustrate how identity arises out of the cultural complexity of individual biographies, families, and communities. Growing up in an English Gypsy family, Brian Belton offers readers a unique perspective, writing what are essentially stories of people how they are made, their social force, and what they collectively create."

The Last American Gypsy

The Last American Gypsy Author A. Smith
ISBN-10 1537096885
Release 2016-08-14
Pages 112
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Join A.P. Smith as he travels the country from Phish show to Phish show, from The Mothership in Hampton to the mud fields of Coventry, during what was slated to be the band's final tour and final festival. This book chronicles the author's bittersweet adventure that was Phish Tour 2004.

Ethnicity and the American Cemetery

Ethnicity and the American Cemetery Author Richard E. Meyer
ISBN-10 0879726008
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 239
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Far more than merely elements of space sectioned off and set aside for the burial of the dead, cemeteries are, in effect, open cultural texts, there to be read and appreciated by anyone who takes the time to learn a bit of their special language. In the United States, nowhere is this more true than in the case of cemeteries established by members of the diverse ethnic groups which have exerted a subtle but powerful influence upon the development of American culture. Ethnicity and the American Cemetery, a volume comprised of eight original, individually commissioned essays, explores in detail the manner in which representative ethnic groups in America have made their cemeteries - the sites themselves, the material objects found within them, and the customary practices bound to both, a most powerful and eloquent voice for the expression of values and worldview inherent in their self-conscious awareness of their own special identity. Contributing authors illustrate the book's interdisciplinary focus, with representation from, among others, the fields of folklore, cultural history, historical archeology landscape architecture, and philosophy, heavily illustrated, the volume also features an introductory essay by editor Richard E. Meyer and an extensive annotated bibliography.

American Gypsies

American Gypsies Author Katherine Bernice Stephens
ISBN-10 OCLC:56750469
Release 2003
Pages 346
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The intent of this thesis is to provide new information about Gypsy American history, specifically migration, immigration and settlement in the United States.

Use of Microbes for Control and Eradication of Invasive Arthropods

Use of Microbes for Control and Eradication of Invasive Arthropods Author Ann Hajek
ISBN-10 9781402085604
Release 2008-10-21
Pages 366
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This is a diverse presentation about the use of arthropod-specific pathogens for control and eradication of invasive arthropod species. Basic concepts supporting use of pathogens for microbial control are covered as well as societal and environmental concerns.

Romani Routes

Romani Routes Author Carol Silverman
ISBN-10 9780199913350
Release 2011-12-21
Pages 432
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Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities both in their home countries and in the diaspora. Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, Roma are revered as musicians and reviled as people. In this book, Silverman introduces readers to the people and cultures who produce this music, offering a sensitive and incisive analysis of how Romani musicians address the challenges of discrimination. Focusing on southeastern Europe then moving to the diaspora, her book examines the music within Romani communities, the lives and careers of outstanding musicians, and the marketing of music in the electronic media and "world music" concert circuit. Silverman touches on the way that the Roma exemplify many qualities--adaptability, cultural hybridity, transnationalism--that are taken to characterize late modern experience. And rather than just celebrating these qualities, she presents the musicians as complicated, pragmatic individuals who work creatively within the many constraints that inform their lives.

Gypsies and the British Imagination 1807 1930

Gypsies and the British Imagination  1807 1930 Author Deborah Epstein Nord
ISBN-10 0231137052
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 221
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Deborah Epstein Nord traces the nearly ubiquitous British preoccupation with Gypsies in imaginative works by John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence. She also exhumes lesser-known literary, ethnographic, and historical texts, exploring the fascinating histories of the nomadic writer George Borrow, the Gypsy Lore Society, Dora Yates, and other rarely examined figures and institutions. These textual representations are characterized by a tension between Gypsies as an alien, often despised "race" and the psychic or aesthetic desire to dissolve the boundary between English and Gypsy worlds. Nord suggests that, by the beginning of the twentieth century, romantic identification with Gypsies hardened into caricature and served to obscure the realities of Gypsy life and history. This phenomenon is reflected most famously in The Virgin and the Gipsy, in which D. H. Lawrence both exploits and criticizes the myth of Gypsies' unfettered sensuality, closeness to nature, and opposition to the oppressive strictures of modern life.