Volume 122, Number 483, Winter 2009

Table of Contents

From: Journal of American Folklore

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Special Issue: Food and Identity in the Americas

Special Issue Editor: Bill Ellis


pp. 3-10


  Gallo Pinto: Tradition, Memory, and Identity in Costa Rican Foodways

pp. 11-27

  Vernacular Health Moralities and Culinary Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador

pp. 28-52

  Whispers in an Ice Cream Parlor: Culinary Tourism, Contemporary Legends, and the Urban Interzone

pp. 53-74


  The Essential Idea of the Blues Formula: A Response to David Evans

pp. 75-80


  Ġorġ Mifsud-Chircop (1951–2007)

pp. 81-82

Sound Reviews

  1951 Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh, and: Gaelic Songs of Scotland: Women at Work in the Western Isles (review)

pp. 83-85

  It’s Time for Another One: Folksongs from the South Coast of Newfoundland—Ramea and Grole (review)

pp. 85-87

  Reel-to-reel Recordings of American and British Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Performed by Toru Mitsui in 1963–1966, in Japan, and: Reel-to-reel Recordings of American and British Songs, Ballads, and Instrumentals Performed by Tsuyoshi Hashimoto & Toru Mitsui in 1961, 1965, and 1967, in Japan (review)

pp. 87-89

Video Reviews

  Arctic Son (review)

pp. 90-91

Exhibit Reviews

  Key Ingredients: America by Food (review)

pp. 92-95

  Iowa Place-based Foods (review)

pp. 95-97

  Work is Art and Art is Work: The Art of Handcrafted Instruments (review)

pp. 97-99

Book Reviews

  Legendary Hawai‘i and the Politics of Place: Tradition, Translation, and Tourism (review)

pp. 100-102

  Once upon a Virus: AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception (review)

pp. 102-103

  Witching Culture: Folklore and Neo-Paganism in America (review)

pp. 103-104

  The Land of Remorse: A Study of Southern Italian Tarantism (review)

pp. 104-106

  Bluegrass: A History (review)

pp. 106-108

  A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America, and: Eating Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Food (review)

pp. 108-110

  Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World Traditions (review)

pp. 110-111

  Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America (review)

pp. 111-112

  Tobacco Harvest: An Elegy (review)

pp. 112-114

  African Folklore: An Encyclopedia (review)

pp. 114-115

  Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish (review)

pp. 115-116

  MennoFolk: Mennonite and Amish Folk Traditions (review)

pp. 116-117

  Bodies: Sex, Violence, Disease, and Death in Contemporary Legend (review)

pp. 117-118

  Types of the Folktale in the Arab World: A Demographically Oriented Tale-Type Index (review)

pp. 118-119

  Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke (review)

pp. 119-121


  Information about Contributors

pp. 122-123