Western Folklore

Vol. 76 No. 3 – Summer, 2017

(Current issue)


"The American People Rose to the Occasion": A Proverbial Retrospective of the Marshall Plan After Seventy Years
Wolfgang Mieder

Monk, Greeley, Ward, and Twain: The Folkloresque of a Western Legend
Ronald M. James

Ethnic Neo-Pagan Altars and Ancestors in Texas: An Ethnoreligious Strategy to Reconfigure European Ancestry and Whiteness
Brett H. Furth

Review Essay

Dorothy Noyes, Humble Theory: Folklore's Grasp on Social Life.
Reviewed by Elliott Oring


Lotte Tarkka,Songs of the Border People. Genre, Reflexivity, and Performance in Karelian Oral Poetry.
Reviewed by Jonathan Roper

Robert M. Laughlin,Mayan Tales from Chiapas, Mexico.
Reviewed by Janferie Stone

Trevor J. Blank and Andrea Kitta,Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma.
Reviewed by Essaka Joshua

Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, and Douglas Dowling Peach,Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line.
Reviewed by Gregory Hansen

Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman,UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspective on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Reviewed by Cedarbough T. Saeji

Lucy Long,Ethnic American Food Today: A Cultural Encyclopedia. Volumes I and II.
Reviewed by Kristin M. McAndrews

Katherine Jean Adams,Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center.
Reviewed by James I. Deutsch

Al Ridenour,The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil
Reviewed by Cory Thomas Hutcheson