Western Folklore

Vol. 77 No. 3/4 – Summer/Fall, 2018

(Current issue)


Edible Men: Playing with Food at Bachelorette Parties
Diane Tye

Not Just for Laughs: Parody Recipes in Four Community Cookbooks
Jennifer Rachel Dutch

From the Ethnic to the Public: The Emergence of Chinese New Year Celebrations in Newfoundland as Vernacular Cultural Heritage
Mu Li

Tasting the Forbidden Fruit as Rite of Passage: Former Mormons Reflect on Their First Sips of Alcohol and Coffee
Raven Haymond


Ray Cashman, Packy Jim: Folklore and Worldview on the Northern Irish Border
Reviewed by Chad Edward Buterbaugh

Jon Kay, Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers
Reviewed by Raven Haymond

Marsha McDowell and Lijun Zhang, Quilts of Southwest China
Reviewed by Laurel Horton

Daniel Peretti, Superman in Myth and Folklore
Reviewed by Maria Alberto

Laura M. Addison, No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Reviewed by James I. Deutsch

Ronald Hutton, The Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times to the Present
Reviewed by Cory Thomas Hutcheson

Ronald D. Cohen and David Bonner, Selling Folk Music: An Illustrated History
Reviewed by Simon Poole

Yuval Harari, Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah
Reviewed by Brian Zang