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This collection of essays from the 1970s describes the customs, traditions, songs, and stories by which future anthropologists will analyze that decade. The rodeos and chain letters and bumper stickers, Neiman Marcus and fat stock shows, gospel conventions and underground newspapers, CB radios and university ghosts, backwoods beer busts and the folklore of marijuana, Jack Ruby and the Kennedy assassination. This publication also looks at zydeco, Western Swing, gospel music, Texas country music, the rise of redneck rock, by such writers as Joseph Lomax, Guy Logsdon, Bill Malone, and Jan Reid.

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Information about Essays
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. ii-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Preface: “Ga'nt As A Gutted Snowbird,” Or A Rose by Any Other Name Would—Or At Least Should….
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  1. R. Henderson Shuffler Image
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  1. And That's How Some Folklore is Born
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  1. Jack Ruby: Folk Hero in Embryo?
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  1. Neiman-Marcus Lore From the Inside
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  1. Cobras At K-Mart: Legends of Hidden Danger
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  1. Chain Letters: A Twentieth Century Folk Practice
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  1. A Bumper Crop of Modern Epigrams
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  1. The Sissy Test
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  1. The Ghost and Tiny Alice
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  1. From the Halls of Justice
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  1. The Folklore of Marijuana
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  1. Texas Tea and Rainy Day Woman: The Folklore of the Underground Press
  2. pp. 109-122
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  1. Bury My Heart At Wounded ‘Neck: Notes of a Native Son
  2. pp. 123-132
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  1. “You Gotcha Ears On?”
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  1. Preparing the Fatted Calf
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  1. Rodeo Cowboy 1976
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  1. “As The Hearse Goes By”: The Modern Child's Memento Mori
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  1. Give the World a Smile Each Day
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  1. Zydeco-Must Live On!
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  1. Western Swing
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  1. Growing Up with Texas Country Music
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  1. Postscript: The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock
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  1. Backwoods Beer Busts
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  1. Contributors
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  1. TFS History
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410587
Related ISBN
9781574410587
MARC Record
OCLC
1136444338
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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