Western Folklore Vol. 67, No. 1 – Winter, 2008

Table of Contents


The Archer Taylor Memorial Lecture 2006: Is the Pope Still Catholic? Historical Observations on Sarcastic Interrogatives
Charles Clay Doyle

Place, Space, and Disruption: A Response to the Question “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?”
Elaine J. Lawless

“You Know About Needle Boy, Right?”: Variation in Rumors and Legends about Attacks with HIV-Infected Needles
Timothy Corrigan Correll


Laura L. Bush, Faithful Transgressions in the American West: Six Twentieth-Century Mormon Women’s Autobiographical Acts
Reviewed by Kristi A. Young

Camilla Asplund Ingemark, The Genre of Trolls: The Case of a Finland-Swedish Folk Belief Tradition
Reviewed by Christopher Kellogg

Bill Ellis, Lucifer Ascending: The Occult in Folklore and Popular Culture
Reviewed by Timothy H. Evans

Alex Owen, The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern
Reviewed by Guy Lancaster

Bob Black, Come Hither to Go Yonder: Playing Bluegrass with Bill Monroe; Stephanie P. Ledgin, From Every Stage: Images of America’s Roots Music
Reviewed by Jack Shortlidge

E.N. Anderson, Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture
Reviewed by Michael McKernan

Donald Weber, Haunted in the New World: Jewish American Culture from Cahan to the Goldbergs
Reviewed by Mikel J. Koven

Sandra K. Dolby, Self-Help Books: Why Americans Keep Reading Them
Reviewed by James Deutsch

Carl Knappett, Thinking Through Material Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Reviewed by Charles Camp

Mary Elizabeth Johnson and Carol Vickers, Threading the Generations: A Mississippi Family’s Quilt Legacy
Reviewed by Laurel Horton

Alan L. Spurgeon, Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party
Reviewed by Morgiana P. Halley

Ariel Zeitlin Cooke and Marsha MacDowell, eds., Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory
Reviewed by Jo Farb Hernandez

Barbara Mauldin, ed., Carnaval! 
Reviewed by Marcia Gaudet

Dell Hymes, “In Vain I Tried to Tell You”: Essays in Native American Ethnopoetics; Dell Hymes, Now I Know Only So Far: Essays in Ethnopoetics
Reviewed by Lee Haring

Kimberly J. Lau, Peter Tokofsky, and Stephen D. Winick, eds., What Goes Around Comes Around: The Circulation of Proverbs in Contemporary Life
Reviewed by Reinhold Hill