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JFRR Invites Reviewers for New Books

Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The editors of the Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (JFRR) invite qualified reviewers to contact them at to request any of the following titles for review. Reviewers are expected to complete their reviews within ten weeks of receipt of the book and may, of course, keep the copy of the book after the review is complete.

If you are interested in any of these titles, please send JFRR your name, academic affiliation, address, and e-mail address. Unless you request otherwise, the editors will include your e-mail address in the published review. You may identify up to three books you are interested in reviewing.

All JFR Reviews are permanently stored on-line at


Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland Revised and Expanded Edition
Edited by Rudolfo Anaya, Francisco A. Lomeli, and Enrique R. Lamandrid. 2017. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic
Edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan. 2016. Madison: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Marionette Plays from Northern China
Translated by Fan Pen Li Chen. Edited by Fan Pen Li Chen. 2017. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint
By R. Andrew Chesnut. 2018. New York City: Oxford University Press.

Native American Landscapes: An Engendered Perspective
Edited by Cheryl Claassen. 2016. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Cornell '77: The Music, The Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
By Peter Conners. 2017. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

New Voices for Old Words: Algonquian Oral Literatures
By David J. Costa. 2015. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Stories Find You, Places Know
By Holly Cusack-McVeigh. 2017. Salt Lake City: Utah State University Press.

Bridges Between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland
By Corinne G. Dempsey. 2016. New York: Oxford University Press.

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves
By Jeroen Dewulf. 2017. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Violeta Parra: Life and Work
Edited by Lorna Dillon. 2017. Rochester: Tamesis.

Ciulirnerunak Yuuyaqunak/Do Not Live Without an Elder: The Subsistence Way of Life in Southwest Alaska
Edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan. Translated by Alice Rearden. 2016. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

"That's What They Used to Say": Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions
By Donald L. Fixico. 2017. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press

Original Magic: The Rituals and Initiations of the Persian Magi
By Stephen E. Flowers. 2017. Rochester: Inner Traditions.

Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes
By Philip Freeman. 2017. New York: Oxford University Press.

The Neo-Indians: A Religion for the Third Millennium
By Jacques Galinier and Antoinette Molinié. 2013. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

El arpa en Venezuela
By Fernando Guerrero. 2016. Caracas: Alcaldia de Caracas.

Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World
By Robin P. Harris. 2017. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Finding Heritage Through Fiction in Dracula Tourism
By Thomas Hovi. 2016. Turku: Academia Scientiarum Fennica/Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Children's Home Musical Experiences Across the World
Edited by Beatriz Ilari and Susan Young. 2016. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances
By Incoronata Inserra. 2017. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Kvinnan som inte ville ha barn: Sagotypen ATU 755, "Sin and Grace," i muntlig tradition och litterara verk
By Bengt af Klintberg. 2016. Uppsala: Swedish Science Press.

Tales in Context: Sefer ha-ma'asim in Medieval Northern France
By Rella Kushelevsky. 2017. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing
By Claude Lecouteux. 2016. Rochester: Inner Traditions.

A Latin American Music Reader
Edited by Javier F. Leon and Helena Simonett. 2016. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
By Rachel McBride Lindsey. 2017. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America
By Stacy I. Morgan. 2017. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Following the Elephant: Ethnomusicologists Contemplate Their Discipline
Edited by Bruno Nettl. 2016. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture
By Angelique V. Nixon. 2015. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology
By Isidore Okpewho. 2014. Rochester: University of Rochester Press.

Middle of Nowhere: Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain
By Sara M. Patterson. 2016. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Catarina The Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales
By Giuseppe Pitrè. Edited by Jack Zipes. Translated by Jack Zipes. 2017. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

The Ozarks: An American Survival of Primitive Society
By Vance Randolf. Edited by Robert Cochran. 2017. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press.

George Sword's Warrior Narratives: Compositional Processes in Lakota Oral Tradition
By Delphine Red Shirt. 2016. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Pinery Boys: Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era
By Franz Rickaby, Gretchen Dykstra, and James P. Leary. 2017. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Digital Samaritans: Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities
By Jim Ridolfo. 2015. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Israel in the Making: Stickers, Stitches, and Other Critical Practices
By Hagar Salamon. 2017. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media
Edited by Henry Stobart, Thomas R. Hilder, Shzr Ee Tan. 2017. Rochester: University of Rochester Press.

Coyote Anthropology
By Roy Wagner. 2010. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.


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