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The title of this collection denotes a span from the horse-drawn vehicles with steel tires that had to be shrunk down occasionally, to the cars that accelerate to unbelievable speeds on a drag strip. Society members like to look back at old customs and beliefs but they are quite willing to take into account that urbanization and engineering do not destroy folklife but rather bring about new formations. From tire shrinkers to the folksay of the drag strip; from silver ingots in East Texas to early Irish storytelling; from folklore and the Finnish sauna to mock bidding in Jamaica; from folkways and mores on the University of Texas campus in the 1930s to Dobie as teacher, this miscellany brings together a wealth of Texas folklore.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Texas Folklore Society Information
  2. p. b
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  1. Publications Of The Texas Folklore Society Number XXXIV
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-2
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  1. The Tire Shrinker
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. T-Bones and Cheater Slicks: The Folksay of The Drag Strip
  2. pp. 11-36
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  1. Silver Ingots in East Texas
  2. pp. 37-50
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  1. Hell-Fire and Folk Humor on the Frontier
  2. pp. 51-62
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  1. The Morality Play on Horseback: Tom Mix
  2. pp. 63-72
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  1. Some Examples of Early Irish Storytelling
  2. pp. 73-102
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  1. An Gadaí Dubh: The Black Thief
  2. pp. 103-116
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  1. Folklore and the Finnish Sauna
  2. pp. 117-124
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  1. Speech Mas’ on Tobago
  2. pp. 125-144
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  1. Mock Bidding in Jamaica
  2. pp. 145-153
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  1. The Penny Dreadful in the Man's Magazine
  2. pp. 154-161
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  1. Special Powers in Folk Cures and Remedies
  2. pp. 162-174
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  1. The Precarious Potato
  2. pp. 175-185
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  1. An Arabic Romance in Austin, Texas
  2. pp. 186-202
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  1. Folkways & Mores at the University of Texas in the 1930's
  2. pp. 203-208
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  1. J. Frank Dobie—the Teacher
  2. pp. 209-213
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  1. With Dobie Forty Years Ago
  2. pp. 214-217
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  1. Eliade's Contribution to the Study of Myth
  2. pp. 218-241
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 242-245
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 246-249
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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
9781574410600
Related ISBN
9781574410600
MARC Record
OCLC
821824496
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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