Western Folklore

Vol. 70, No. 3/4 – Summer/Fall, 2011

Guest Editors’ Introduction

Fearlessly “Sifting and Winnowing": Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea
Christine Garlough and Anne Pryor


Teaching Practice through Fieldwork Course Design
Janet C. Gilmore

Afield in Wisconsin: Cultural Tours, Mobile Learning, and Place-based Games Ruth Olson & Mark Wagler

Wisconsin Folks: Digitizing Culture for the Public Good
Anne Pryor

Folklore and Performing Political Protest: Calls of Conscience at the 2011 Wisconsin Labor Protests
Christine Garlough


Juan J. Alonzo, Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes: The Ambivalence of Mexican American Identity in Literature and Film
Reviewed by Gustavo Ponce

Christie Fox, Breaking Forms: The Shift to Performance in Late Twentieth-Century Irish Drama
Reviewed by Mary Trotter

Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor, Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter
Reviewed by Virginia S. Fugarino

Trevor J. Blank, editor, Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a Digital World
Reviewed by Kate Ristau

Niko Besnier, Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics
Reviewed by Aaron Mulvany

Tamar Alexander-Frizer, The Heart Is a Mirror: The Sephardic Folktale
Reviewed by Steve Siporin

Ilhan Basgöz, Hikâye: Turkish Folk Romance as Performance Art
Reviewed by Hande Birkalan Gedik

E. Moore Quinn, Irish American Folklore in New England
Reviewed by Anthony Bak Buccitelli

Claudia Gould, Jesus in America and Other Stories from the Field
Reviewed by Judith S. Neulander

Michael L. Trujillo, Land of Disenchantment: Latina/o Identities and Transformations in Northern New Mexico
Reviewed by Amy C. Mills

Bruce Jackson, Pictures from a Drawer: Prison and the Art of Portraiture
Reviewed by James Deutsch

Robert V. Wells, Life Flows on in Endless Song: Folk Songs and American History
Reviewed by Sam Sackett

J. Mallea-Olaetxe, Speaking through the Aspens: Basque Tree Carvings in California and Nevada
Reviewed by Margaret R. Yocom

Ted Olson and Anthony P. Cavender, editors, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler: Selections from the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin [1935–2009]
Reviewed by A.A. Hutira

Lisa Gilman, The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance and Democratization in Malawi
Reviewed by Amy C. Mills

Babacar M’Baye, The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives
Reviewed by Tracy Carpenter

David Delgado Shorter, We Will Dance Our Truth: Yaqui History in Yoeme Performances
Reviewed by Pauleena MacDougall

Dennis Cutchins and Eric A. Eliason, editors, Wild Games: Hunting and Fishing Traditions in North America
Reviewed by Timothy Thurston

Wolfgang Mieder, “Yes We Can”: Barack Obama’s Proverbial Rhetoric
Reviewed by Erik Aasland