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Journal of American Folklore 120.477 (2007) 377

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Casey E. Cordy is a Graduate Teaching Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her primary focus is criminology and deviance as it is related to political economy. Current research topics include the barriers female inmates face upon release from prisons, as well as the impact of policy on terrorism.

Don Holly is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Eastern Illinois University. His research focuses on hunters and gatherers, the intellectual and historical relationship between Anthropology and Geography, and native Subarctic North America. He has a longstanding research interest in the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland and the prehistory of that island.

Ron Loewe received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1995. His articles have appeared in the Journal of American Folklore, the American Anthropologist, Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Anthropological Research, Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, and a number of other publications. His primary research interests include medical anthropology, Maya language and culture, and politics. He is currently working on a book entitled Making Mayas into Mestizos: Nationalism, Identity, and Power at the Mexican Periphery, as well as a study of civil rights tourism in Mississippi. He is Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach.

Robin Jane Lucy is Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. She has recently published on Ann Petry's World War II fiction and James Baldwin's drama. Her current research interests include folklore and the representation of film in Ralph Ellison's novel Juneteenth, the religions and philosophies of the African diaspora in African American literature, and the collection of personal experience narratives for a community history project.

Jonathan H. Shannon is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York. He is the author of Among the Jasmine Trees: Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria (Wesleyan University Press, 2006) and numerous articles on music and expressive culture in Syria. His current research explores collective memory and musical performance in Syria, Morocco, and Spain.

Robin Lucy is Assistant Professor of English, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MichiganRonald Loewe is Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach



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