Western Folklore

Vol. 67, No. 2/3 —Spring/Summer, 2008

Special Issue in honor of Michael Owen Jones

Special Guest Editors: Elizabeth T. Adams, Sandra Mizumoto Posey, Pravina Shukla



Michael Owen Jones: Folklorist “Extraordinaire”   141
Robert A. Georges

Man of Constant Inspiration: Essays in Honor of Michael Owen Jones    145
Elizabeth T. Adams, Sandra Mizumoto Posey, and Pravina Shukla


Evaluating Saris: Social Tension and Aesthetic Complexity in the Textile of Modern India    163
Pravina Shukla

Outsider Art, Vernacular Traditions, Trauma, and Creativity    179
Daniel Wojcik

Re-Envisioning the Visionary: Towards a Behavioral Definition of Initiatory Art    199
Stephen C. Wehmeyer and Kerry Noonan

Who Owns Culture and Who Decides? Ethics, Film Methodology, and Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection    223
Sharon R. Sherman

All Those Mounds of Shrimp: Las Vegas Buffets Considered    237
Elizabeth Adams

Complementary, Alternative, and Folk Medicine among Czech Women with Breast Cancer After Socialism    251
Denise Kozikowski

Visceral Research and Transformation: How Folklore Can Change the World    263
Sandra Mizumoto Posey


Roger D. Abrahams, Everyday Life: A Poetics of Vernacular Practices    283
Reviewed by Paul Jordan-Smith

Jack Santino, ed., Spontaneous Shrines and the Public Memorialization of Death    285
Reviewed by J. Joseph Edgette

Jill Dubisch and Michael Winkelman, eds., Pilgrimage and Healing    287
Reviewed by Jack Santino

Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley, Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes    290
Reviewed by Jeanne E. Whitney

Charles R. Mack, Talking With the Turners: Conversations with Southern Folk Potters; Mark Hewitt and Nancy Sweezy, The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery    293
Reviewed by Charles Camp

Kristin G. Congdon and Tina Bucuvalas, Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art    296
Reviewed by Jan Rosenberg

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats    298
Reviewed by Steve Siporin

Psyche A. Williams-Forson, Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power; Katherine J. Parkin, Food Is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America    300
Reviewed by Charles Camp

Alma Hogan Snell, A Taste of Heritage: Crow Indian Recipes and Herbal Medicine    303
Reviewed by Dana Kramer-Rolls

Susan E. Keefe, ed., Appalachian Cultural Competency: A Guide for Medical, Mental Health, and Social Service Professionals    305
Reviewed by Erika Brady

David A. Taylor, Boat Building in Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland    308
Reviewed by Susan Charles T. Groth

Beverly Gordon, The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women’s Lives, 1890–1940    310
Reviewed by Laurel Horton

Thomas S. Henricks, Play Reconsidered: Sociological Perspectives on Human Expression    313
Reviewed by Jan Rosenberg