Western Folklore

Vol. 76 No. 2 – Spring, 2017

(Current issue)


Introduction: The Essentials of Intangible Cultural Heritage Practices in China: The Inherent Logic and Transmission Mechanism of Chinese Tradition
Juwen Zhang and Xing Zhou

Folk Belief and Its Legitimization in China
Xing Zhou

The Social Movement of Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and the End of Cultural Revolutions in China
Bingzhong Gao

The Predicament, Revitalization, and Future of Traditional Chinese Festivals
Fang Xiao

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Self-Healing Mechanism in Chinese Culture
Juwen Zhang


Jeannie Banks Thomas, Putting the Supernatural in its Place: Folklore, the Hypermodern, and the Ethereal
Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Tolbert

James P. Leary, Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946
Reviewed by Gregory Hansen

Lisa Gilman, My Music, My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
Reviewed by Mark Allan Jackson

Gretchen Martin, Dancing on the Color Line : African American Tricksters in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Reviewed by Todd Richardson

Renée Alexander Craft, When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in Twentieth-Century Panama
Reviewed by Carla Guerrón Montero

Paule Fahmé-Thiéry, Bernard Heyberger, and Jérôme Lentin, Hanna Dyâb. D’Alep à Paris: Les Pérégrinations d’un jeune Syrien au temps de Louis XIV
Reviewed by Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Stacy Schaefer, Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamans
Reviewed by Cyndy Garcia-Weyandt

Jennifer Eastman Attebery, Pole Raising and Speech Making: Modalities of Swedish American Summer Celebration
Reviewed by Anna Blomster

Gregory Schrempp, Science, Bread, and Circuses: Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses
Reviewed by Paul Jordan-Smith

Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century
Reviewed by Anastasiya Astapova

Elliott Oring, Joking Asides: The Theory, Analysis, and Aesthetics of Humor
Reviewed by Paul Jordan-Smith