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Folklore is everywhere, whether you are aware of it or not. A culture’s traditional knowledge is used to remember the past and maintain traditions, to communicate with other members within a community, to learn, to celebrate, and to express creativity. It is what helps distinguish one culture from another. Although folklore is so much a part of our daily lives, we often lose sight of just how integral it is to everything we do. If we look for it, we can find folklore in places where we’d never think it existed. Folklore: In All of Us, In All We Do includes articles on a variety of topics. One chapter looks at how folklore and history complement one another; while historical records provide facts about dates, places and names, folklore brings those events and people to life by making them relevant to us. Several articles examine the cultural roles women fill. Other articles feature folklore of particular groups, including oil field workers, mail carriers, doctors, engineers, police officers, horse traders, and politicians. As a follow-up article to Inside the Classroom (and Out), which focused on folklore in education, there is also an article on how teachers can use writing in the classroom as a means of keeping alive the storytelling tradition. The Texas Folklore Society has been collecting and preserving folklore since its first publication in 1912. Since then, it has published or assisted in the publication of nearly one hundred books on Texas folklore.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. I. FIRST COUSINS: FOLKLORE AND HISTORY
  2. pp. xii-2
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  1. 1. Is It Folklore or History? The Answer May Be Important
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 2. The Roadrunner in Fact and Folk-Lore
  2. pp. 13-40
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  1. 3. Cavalry Traditions on the Texas Frontier
  2. pp. 41-50
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  1. 4. Gathering at Bill’s: Maintaining the Folklore of Live Oak County
  2. pp. 51-61
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  1. II. A WOMAN’S TOUCH
  2. pp. 62-64
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  1. 5. The Cooking Extravaganza: Sequel to “Gathering at Bill’s”
  2. pp. 65-76
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  1. 6. Growing Up Female in Texas: The Importance of Beauty Pageants in Texas Communities
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. 7. Madame Blackley: Seer of South Texas
  2. pp. 95-106
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  1. 8. La Llorona’s Ancestry: Crossing Cultural Boundaries
  2. pp. 107-114
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  1. 9. Burning Brightly: The Easter Fires of Maternal Necessity
  2. pp. 115-123
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  1. III. FOLKLORE AT WORK: OCCUPATIONAL LORE
  2. pp. 124-126
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  1. 10. Five Stands Off Bottom
  2. pp. 127-136
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  1. 11. Dispatches from the Electronic Front Lines
  2. pp. 137-148
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  1. 12. A Rural Mail Carrier
  2. pp. 149-160
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  1. 13. The Trials and Tribulations of a Dirt Road Country Doctor
  2. pp. 161-172
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  1. 14. Joe Fitzgerald, Nurseryman and Philosopher
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. 15. Water Woes and Water Ways: Tales of Texas Engineer John B. Hawley
  2. pp. 183-195
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  1. IV. COPS, POLITICIANS, AND OTHER SHADY CHARACTERS
  2. pp. 196-198
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  1. 16. The Long Arm of the Law
  2. pp. 191-204
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  1. 17. The Police Language: The Lore of Law Enforcement Communicationin West Texas
  2. pp. 205-214
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  1. 18. Cactus Jack Garner as Folk Hero, Vice-President of the United States1933–1940
  2. pp. 215-226
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  1. 19. And Lo to Vernon Came: The Con Man, the Bootlegger Man,and the Music Man
  2. pp. 227-238
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  1. 20. Horsetrading and Ethics
  2. pp. 239-249
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  1. V. ODDS AND ENDS
  2. pp. 250-252
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  1. 21. The Lore of Retirement and Extended Care Facilities
  2. pp. 253-262
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  1. 22. Folksy, but Devout, Bookkeeping
  2. pp. 263-272
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  1. 23. Mi Fronteridad in the Classroom: The Power of Writing and Sharing Stories
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Contributors’ Vitas
  2. pp. 281-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-298
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574413953
Print ISBN
9781574412239
MARC Record
OCLC
604517076
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Y
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