In this Book

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This volume of twenty-one essays about folklore in Texas includes essays on teaching and defining folklore for students: "How I Define Folklore for My Students," "Toward a Definition of Folk Culture," "Beginning Within: Teaching Folklore the Easy Way," "Folklore Fieldwork on the Internet," and others. Essays illustrating folklore:"The Honored Dead: The Ritual of Police Burial," "Gang Graffiti," "Rail Tales: Some Are True," "Dance Halls of East Texas," "The Oil Field Camp," "Tex-Mex Dialect or Gidget Goes to Acuna," and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Flap
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. c-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
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  1. Between the Cracks of History
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  1. Essays on Teaching Folklore
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  1. Classroom Definitions of Folklore
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  1. Defining Folklore for my Students
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  1. Folklore and Cinema
  2. pp. 16-26
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  1. Toward a Definition of Folk Culture
  2. pp. 27-41
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  1. Folklore Fieldwork on the Internet: Some Ethical and Practical Considerations
  2. pp. 42-53
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  1. Beginning Within: Teaching Folklore the Easy Way
  2. pp. 54-75
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  1. Essays Illustrating Folklore
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  1. The Honored Dead: The Ritual of Police Burial
  2. pp. 78-93
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  1. Meaner than Hell!
  2. pp. 94-101
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  1. Gang Graffiti
  2. pp. 102-110
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  1. Gideon Lincecum, “Killie Krankie,” and Fiddling in Early Texas
  2. pp. 111-133
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  1. The Bluebird Mare from Sterling City
  2. pp. 134-148
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  1. The Night the Stars Fell
  2. pp. 149-163
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  1. Rail Tales: Some are True
  2. pp. 164-181
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  1. Dance Halls of East Texas: From Oral History
  2. pp. 182-192
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  1. The Oil Field Camp
  2. pp. 193-204
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  1. Noises in the Attic: Adventures of Some Texas Ghosts
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  1. Repo Man
  2. pp. 215-225
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  1. Tex-Mex Dialect or Gidget goes to Acuna
  2. pp. 226-234
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  1. Punching Sticks, Flannel Wrapped Bricks, and Pink Powder Purgatives: Spring Rituals
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  1. When Harley Sadler's Tent Show Came to Town
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  1. Eating over the Sink and other Marital Strategies
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  1. Contributors
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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
9781574410365
Related ISBN
9781574410365
MARC Record
OCLC
36994272
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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