Western Folklore

Vol. 71, No. 2 —Spring, 2012


Can the ‘Peasant’ Speak?: Witchcraft and Silence in Guillaume Cazaux’s &ldThe Mass of Saint SÚcaire”
William G. Pooley

Recovering Meanings Lost in Interpretations of Les Rites de Passage
Juwen Zhang

Of Love Potions and Witch Baskets: Domesticity, Mobility, and Occult Rumors in Malawi
Anika Wilson


Della Hooke, Trees in Anglo-Saxon England: Literature, Lore and Landscape
Reviewed by Corey J. Zwikstra

William Lynwood Montell, Tales of Kentucky Ghosts
Reviewed by Rosalynn Rothstein

Matthew D. Esposito, Funerals, Festivals, and Cultural Politics in Porfirian Mexico
Reviewed by Eckehard Pistrick

Pauline Greenhill and Sidney Eve Matrix, editors, Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity
Reviewed by Dana Everts-Boehm

Joe Perry, Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History
Reviewed by Susan Nyikos

Mary Ellen Brown, Child’s Unfinished Masterpiece: The English and Scottish Popular Ballads
Reviewed by Julie Henigan

Thomas A. Adler, Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals
Reviewed by John Bealle

Charles D. Thompson Jr., Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World
Reviewed by James Deutsch

Burt Feintuch, with photographs by Gary Samson, In the Blood: Cape Breton Conversations on Culture
Reviewed by Tok Thompson