Western Folklore

Vol. 72, No. 3/4 – Summer/Fall, 2013

From Word to Print—and Beyond
Special issue edited by John D. Niles

Introduction by the guest editor

From Word to Print—and Beyond
John D. Niles


From Performance to Text: A Medievalist's Perspective on the Textualization of Turkic Oral Poetry
Karl Reichl

Editing Johan Turi: Making Turi's Muitalus Make Sense
Thomas A. DuBois

Foreign Words and Folksongs: Field Recordings from America's Upper Midwest
James P. Leary

Class War and Laborlore
Special issue edited by James P. Leary

Introduction by the guest editor

Class War and Laborlore
James P. Leary


Rough Stuff: Family Lore on CIO Organizing in Chicago
Richard March

Ironworker Blues: Workers' Songs, Workers' Voices
James P. Leary

"There's Nothing Funny About Prisons": Corrections Workers, Laughter and Unlaughter
Claire Schmidt

Revitalization, Radicalization, and Reconstructed Meanings: The Folklore of Resistance During the Wisconsin Uprising
Tim Frandy

Badgers vs. Weasels, and Snowmen for Democracy: Folklore and Embodiment in the 2011 Wisconsin Budget Bill Protests
Casey R. Schmitt


Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, editors, The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature
Reviewed by Jing Li

Stephen Wade, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience
Reviewed by Jessica A. Schwartz

Dan Ben-Amos, editor, Folktales of the Jews, Volume III: Tales from Arab Lands
Reviewed by Steve Siporin

Joseph Sciorra, editor, Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives
Reviewed by Maria Kaliambou

Michael Kinsella, Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat
Reviewed by Lynne S. McNeill

Tracey E. Hucks, Yoruba Traditions & African American Religious Nationalism
Reviewed by Donald Cosentino