Western Folklore

Vol. 76 No. 1 – Winter, 2017

(Current issue)


The Critical Conservationist George Gibson and Patterns of Vernacular Resistance
Rachel Hopkin

Truth and the Quilt Researcher's Rage: the Roles of Narrative and Belief in the Quilt Code Debate
Laurel Horton

Frontstage Backstage: Participatory Music and the Festive Sacred in Essaouira, Morocco
John Schaefer


Jennifer Snook, American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement
Reviewed by Irina Sadovina

Jonathan H. X. Lee and Kathleen Nadeau, Asian American Identities and Practices: Folkloric Expressions in Everyday Life
Reviewed by Fariha I. Khan

Jack V. Haney, The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev. Volumes 1 & 2
Reviewed by Victoria Somoff

Jane C. Beck, Daisy Tuner's Kin: An African American Family Saga.
Reviewed by Wanda G. Addison

Isidore Okpewho, Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology
Reviewed by Joseph L. Mbele

Phil Jamison, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance, and: Susan Eike Spalding, Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities
Reviewed by Jerry Duke

Ken Perlman, Couldn't Have a Wedding Without the Fiddler: The Story of Traditional Fiddling on Prince Edward Island
Reviewed by Lesley Ham

Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson, Roots of the Revival: American & British Folk Music in the 1950s
Reviewed by Kip Lornell

Peter Manuel, Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music
Reviewed by Christopher L. Ballengee

Sally Gati, Culture Collector
Reviewed by Adriana Helbig

Lars Krutak, Tattoo Traditions of Native North America: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Identity
Reviewed by Margo Demello