restricted access   Volume 127, Number 503, Winter 2014

Table of Contents


Dining on Death Row: Last Meals and the Crutch of Ritual

pp. 3-26

Cultural Grounding for the Transmission of the “Moon Man” Figure in the Tale of the “Predestined Wife” (ATU 930A)

pp. 27-49

“The Princess in the Wooden Body”: Israeli Oral Versions of “The Maiden in the Chest” (ATU 510B*) in Light of Incest Victims’ Blogs

pp. 50-71

War, Peace, and the Folklorist’s Mission

pp. 72-81


Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night: The Tragic Death of Brian Arredondo

pp. 82-90

Book Reviews

Traveling Spirit Masters: Moroccan Gnawa Trance and Music in the Global Marketplace by Deborah Kapchan (review)

pp. 91-93

The Ojibwa Dance Drum: Its History and Construction by Thomas Vennum (review)

pp. 93-94

Louisiana Fiddlers by Ron Yule (review)

pp. 94-95

Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket ed. by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt (review)

pp. 95-96

The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter by Gary Alan Fine, Bill Ellis (review)

pp. 97-98

Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians by Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour (review)

pp. 98-100

Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues by Mitsutoshi Inaba (review)

pp. 100-101

The Individual and Tradition: Folkloristic Perspectives ed. by Ray Cashman, Tom Mould, Pravina Shukla (review)

pp. 102-105

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World by John Szwed (review)

pp. 105-107

Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger’s Life and Musical Journey by Bill C. Malone (review)

pp. 108-109

The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti by Kate Ramsey (review)

pp. 109-111

Through the Schoolhouse Door: Folklore, Community, Curriculum ed. by Paddy Bowman, Lynne Hamer (review)

pp. 111-113

Tatra Highlander Folk Culture in Poland and America: Collected Essays from “The Tatra Eagle.” by Thaddeus V. Gromada (review)

pp. 113-114

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet by Russell Frank (review)

pp. 114-116

Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives ed. by Joseph Sciorra (review)

pp. 116-117

Information about Contributors

pp. 119-120