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ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • I. "Legendary" Texans
  • Jacob Brodbeck: the first man to fly /Jerry Young
  • Hugh 'Hackberry Slim' Johnson, II / Jo Virgil
  • The grave of the lonesome cowboy: Mitchell Crossing Ranch, McCulloch County, Texas / Barbara Finlay
  • Georgianna Knowles: borderland bullfighter / Charlie T. McCormick
  • Sam Houston was not born in Texas, and other disturbing facts / Vicky J. Rose
  • Did David Crockett really stop in Bastrop? some facts and folklore / Mariann Laughlin
  • Myth, folklore, and misconception in the 1860 capture of Cynthia Ann Parker / Paul H. Carlson
  • The legend of Old Casuse and his paint horse gallows / Michael Collins
  • The hermit: a study of the legend central to Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas / Erin Marissa Russell and Matt Gibson
  • A British adventure in the year of the Texas centennial / Adam Cree
  • The family saga of Mody Boatright / James Mody Bridges
  • The legacy of John O. West: Mexican-American folklore from the 20th to the 21st century / Meredith E. Abarca and Lucy Fischer-West
  • II. Texas folk song and dance
  • Here a ditty, there a ditty, everywhere a little ditty / Karen Reinartz Haile
  • Come on-a my house: a look at the house and ranch dances of Texas / Carol Bolland
  • Yodels, cattle calls, and other melodious sounds / Jean Granberry Schnitz
  • Boosting the Eden Bulldogs Margaret A. Cox
  • Refrain from prison: how the Texas prison music program connected the incarcerated and 'the free' / Ruth Massingill, Mel Strait, and Emily Jones
  • III. Life in Texas as we remember it
  • Our pre-teen silver screen dreams and pied-piper Melton Barker, an itinerant filmmaker / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan
  • Visiting in the 1930s / W. Floyd Elliott
  • Whiskey stills in the hills / Lee Haile
  • Cooking with gas: the quiet revolution / Charles Williams
  • Homestead heritage farms: a step back in time in central Texas / Charles B. Martin
  • Old cars driving around Austin: boyhood adventures behind the wheel / John Meadows
  • Before I was five / Elizabeth Harris Duncan.
There is sometimes a fine line between history and folklore. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society tells stories about real-life characters from Texas's history, as well as personal reflections about life from diverse perspectives throughout the last century. The first section covers legendary characters like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, and people who were bigger or bolder than others, yet seem to have been forgotten. The second section includes works that examine songs of our youth, as well as the customs associated with music, whether it's on a football field or in a prison yard. The works in the final section recall memories of a simpler time, when cars and home appliances lacked modern conveniences, and when it was a treat just to go and "visit" with family and friends. All of these works capture something of our past, if only to carry it on and keep it alive for generations to come.
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xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Beginnings: the why and the how
  • The way things were
  • I'll sing you a song
  • Reflections.
Francis Edward "Ab" Abernethy served as the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for over three decades, managing the organization's daily operations and helping it grow. He edited two dozen volumes of the PTFS series and wrote the three volumes of the Society's history. This publication of the Texas Folklore Society celebrates Ab Abernethy's years of leadership in collecting, preserving, and presenting the folklore of Texas and the Southwest. The prefaces to some of the more memorable edited volumes are included, along with articles he wrote on music, teaching, anecdotes about historical figures and events, and "cultural" examinations of the things we hold dear. In all, these pieces tell us what was important to Ab. In part, these topics are also what was-and still is- important to the Texas Folklore Society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574416558 20170321
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xv, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface / by Kenneth L. Untiedt
  • Introduction / by Frances B. Vick
  • Stories and recipes from the Piney Woods
  • Stories and recipes from the Gulf prairies and marshes
  • Stories and recipes from the Post Oak Savannah
  • Stories and recipes from the Blackland Prairies
  • Stories and recipes from the Cross Timbers and Prairies
  • Stories and recipes from the South Texas Plains
  • Stories and recipes from the Edwards Plateau
  • Stories and recipes from the Rolling Plains
  • Stories and recipes from the High Plains
  • Stories and recipes from the Trans Pecos mountains and basins.
According to Renaissance woman and Pepper Lady Jean Andrews, although food is eaten as a response to hunger, it is much more than filling one's stomach. It also provides emotional fulfillment. This is borne out by the joy many of us feel as a family when we get in the kitchen and cook together and then share in our labors at the dinner table. Food is comfort, yet it is also political and contested because we often are what we eat-meaning what is available and familiar and allowed. Texas is fortunate in having a bountiful supply of ethnic groups influencing its foodways, and Texas food is the perfect metaphor for the blending of diverse cultures and native resources. Food is a symbol of our success and our communion, and whenever possible, Texans tend to do food in a big way. This latest publication from the Texas Folklore Society contains stories and more than 120 recipes, from long ago and just yesterday, organized by the 10 vegetation regions of the state. Herein you'll find Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson's Family Cake, memories of beef jerky and sassafras tea from John Erickson of Hank the Cowdog fame, Sam Houston's barbecue sauce, and stories and recipes from Roy Bedichek, Bob Compton, J. Frank Dobie, Bob Flynn, Jean Flynn, Leon Hale, Elmer Kelton, Gary Lavergne, James Ward Lee, Jane Monday, Joyce Roach, Ellen Temple, Walter Prescott Webb, and Jane Roberts Wood. There is something for the cook as well as for the Texan with a raft of takeaway menus on their refrigerator.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574416183 20160619
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ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Recalling a Texas legend: Samuel Thomas 'Booger Red' Privett / Jerry Young
  • The legacy of Bill Pickett, the Dusky Demon / Courtney Elliott
  • Day work cowboys in the Depression era / Len Ainsworth
  • Red Overton, Somervell County cedar chopper / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan
  • Folklore of gunfighter John Wesley Hardin: myths, truths, and half-truths / Chuck Parsons
  • Houston cop talk / Scott Hill Bumgardner
  • Jury selection the old-fashioned way / Jerry B. Lincecum
  • The Texas biker sub-culture and the ride of my life / Veronica Pozo
  • Texas Knanaya Catholics and their wedding customs / Jenson Erapuram
  • Hemphill: revisiting small-town Texas / Sue M. Friday
  • Musica Tejana recording pioneers / Alex LaRotta
  • "But, Miss, my family doesn't have a saga!" / Lucy Fischer-West
  • Living an urban legend: Galveston ball in the early 1970s / Gretchen Kay Lutz
  • The truth versus the legend of the Interstate 45 Serial Killer / Marissa Gardner
  • Ghost towns of the Big Thicket / Francis Edward Abernethy
  • The ghost lights of Marfa / Stephanie Mateum
  • Beyond Texas folklore: the Woman in Blue / Jennifer Curtis
  • "There's gold in them there hills; or, silver at least" / Lee Haile
  • Ben Sublett's gold / Winston Sosebee
  • "Here kitty, kitty, kitty: fishing with Bubba / L. Patrick Hughes
  • Texas Country churches / Pat Parsons
  • Texas weddings: rattles on the garter and 'barb' wire in the flowers / Mildred B. Sentell
  • Sally and Chance: an unusual love story / Sheila Morris
  • They're still singin' and sayin' on the range: cowboy culture enters the 21st century / Charles Williams
  • Contributors' vitas
  • Index.
This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society has something for everyone. The first section features a good bit of occupational lore, including articles on cowboys--both legendary ones and the relatively unknown men who worked their trade day by day wherever they could. You'll also find a unique, personal look at a famous outlaw and learn about a teacher's passion for encouraging her students to discover their own family culture, as well as unusual weddings, somewhat questionable ways to fish, and one woman's love affair with a bull.The backbone of the PTFS series has always been miscellanies--diverse examinations of the many types of lore found throughout Texas and the Southwest. These books offer a glimpse of what goes on at our annual meetings, as the best of the papers presented are frequently selected for our publications.Of course, the presentations are only a part of what the Society does at the meetings, but reading these publications offers insight into our members' interests in everything from bikers and pioneers of Tejana music to serial killers and simple folk from small-town Texas. These works also suggest the importance of the "telling of the tale, " with an emphasis on oral tradition, as well as some of the customs we share. All of these things together-- the focus on tradition at our meetings, the fellowship among members, and the diversity of our research--are what sustain the Texas Folklore Society.
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xi, 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • "Back in the day" : reflections on times passed: Use It up. Wear It out. Make It do. Do without / Linda Wolff ; Growing up in the goat pen / Lora B. Davis Garrison ; The wheels of our lives / Scott Hill Bumgardner ; Back then / Archie P. McDonald ; I'm here to tell you!: family vignettes from the Depression era / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan ; A Czech way of business / Lori Najvar ; Some recollections of defining events / Al Lowman
  • Texas music: "Hell in Texas": crossing between sin and salvation in Texas folk songs / Ken Baake ; Buddy Holly, Beethoven, and Lubbock in the 1950s / Paul H. Carlson ; Waltz across Texas: an exploration of the music in the German and Czech dance halls of South Central Texas and the bands that played the music / Carol Bolland ; The music of Ruby Allmond / Jerry B. Lincecum ; Songs of the Depression / Francis Edward Abernethy ; "July 4, 1976": a folktale from the Helotes settlement / John Igo
  • Legends in their time; and ours still: Frances Lane and Mattie Felker: two legendary ladies of Texas / Mike Felker and Liz Brandt ; The evolution of a family epic / Donna Ingham ; Lon Goldstein and the Gainesville owls / Kit Chase ; Russell Lee's Texas photographs / Carla Ellard ; Américo Paredes, border anthropologist / Manuel F. Medrano ; Sages, pundits, and spinners / James Ward Lee ; James and John: wild and crazy apostles of the TFS West / Jim Harris
  • Everything but the kitchen sink : ghosts, legends, language, and other lore: ghost stories and legends of Old San Patricio / J. Michael Sullivan ; The widow's revenge: the genesis and development of a tale in Bell County / Kenneth W. Davis ; Tip to tip: legendary Texas Longhorns / Henry Wolff, Jr. ; The Aurora airship crash of 1897 / Jo Virgil ; The hidfolk of Texas / Claire Campbell ; Curses! ("!?*#ZX?@") / Jean Granberry Schnitz ; Monsters in Texas / J. Rhett Rushing ; The folklore of plants: growing up in the Hill Country / Acayla Haile ; High art versus the oral tradition / Gene Young ; The Hispanic shaman / Charles B. Martin.
"The Texas Folklore Society has been alive and kicking for over one hundred years now, and I don't really think there's any mystery as to what keeps the organization going strong. The secret to our longevity is simply the constant replenishment of our body of contributors. We are especially fortunate in recent years to have had papers given at our annual meetings by new members--"young" members, many of whom are college or even high school students."These presentations are oftentimes given during sessions right alongside some of our oldest members. We've also had long-time members who've been around for years but had never yet given papers; thankfully, they finally took the opportunity to present their research, fulfilling the mission of the TFS: to collect, preserve, and present the lore of Texas and the Southwest."You'll find in this book some of the best articles from those presentations. The first fruits of our youngest or newest members include Acayla Haile on the folklore of plants. Familiar and well-respected names like J. Rhett Rushing and Kenneth W. Davis discuss folklore about monsters and the classic 'widow's revenge' tale. These works--and the people who produced them--represent the secret behind the history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as its future."--Kenneth L. Untiedt.
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xi, 367 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The hunting drive and its place in our lore
  • Gone 'a hunting / Len Ainsworth.
  • Making a drive in Botswana / Francis Edward Abernethy
  • The decline of the poacher as folk hero in Texas / Riley Froh
  • Nocturnal woodpecker / W. Frank Mayhew
  • Fishing Texas: a passion passed on by my dad / Jim Harris
  • The Angelina Cat and Coon Hunting Association: a sort of memoir / John C. Wolf
  • Dentistry, dehorning, and more: South Texas women's hunting stories / Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell
  • The lore of hunting: deer, hogs, coons, and even foxes
  • Deer leaves / Bob Dunn
  • Don't that beat all / Francis Edward Abernethy
  • Hinkel Shillings and the Red Ranger / Thad Sitton
  • The lore of wild hog hunting in West Texas / Kenneth W. Davis
  • Hunting javelina hogs in South Texas / James B. Kelly
  • Jess's first coon hunt / Lee Haile
  • Fishing lore in Texas
  • Skills of the rivermen: ways and means of market fishermen / Wildwood Dean Price
  • Fisherman's luck / Wildwood Dean Price
  • The big fish that didn't get away / Nina Marshall Garrett
  • Our family fishing trips / R. McCormack
  • Fishing from Indianola to Boca Chica and waters in between / Jean Granberry Schnitz
  • The jetty / Randy Cameron
  • You hunt what?! unusual prey and other things we chase
  • Jackrabbit drives (and other types of rabbit hunting) in the Pleasant Valley community, Fisher County, Texas / Ruth Cleveland Riddels
  • Rattlesnake at the ants in the pants / Clyde (Chip) Morgan
  • The pointer / Ruth Riddels
  • Man hounds and dog sergeants / Thad Sitton
  • This is for the birds / Charlie Oden
  • Hunting the elusive lost mines and buried treasures of Texas / W.C. Jameson
  • The one that got away (or should have): anecdotes and funny stories
  • Sierra treed / Lee Haile
  • Porch hunting / Sue Friday
  • Deliverance II: the tale of a strange encounter in the Big Thicket / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan
  • A Thanksgiving catfish / Jerry Young
  • Pranks in hunting camp; or, the physiological and psychological benefits of ancient rites practiced in bucolic and fraternal settings / Robert Flynn
  • Fishing for whoppers / Henry Wolff, Jr.
  • Roping a deer / Anonymous
  • Texas menu 1835: venison and honey, prairie chicken, or baked fish / Jerry Bryan Lincecum
  • Fisherman's paradise: 'his cap never got wet' / Blaine T. Williams
  • Fishing / Vicky J. Rose
  • Caney Creek night hunting: a saga of dire situations and scared prayers / Wildwood Dean Price.
What would cause someone to withstand freezing temperatures in a cramped wooden box for hours on end, or stand in waist-high rushing waters, flicking a pole back and forth over and over--in many cases with nothing whatsoever to show for his efforts? Why is it that, into the twenty-first century, with the convenience of practically any type of red meat or fish available at the local supermarket, we continue to hunt game and fish on open waters? The answer is that no matter how sophisticated we think we are, no matter how technologically advanced we become, there is still something deep within us that beckons us to "the hunt."This desire creates the customs, beliefs, and rituals related to hunting--for deer, hogs, and other four-legged critters, as well as fish and snakes, and other things that perhaps aren't physically alive, but capture our interest as much as the prey mentioned above. These rituals and customs lead to some of our most treasured stories, legends, and practices. This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society includes serious, introspective articles on hunting and fishing, as well as humorous tall tales and "windies" about the big ones that got away--all lore that reminds us of that drive that calls us to become predators again.
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Book
xi, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Hooked on Texas / Clarence Jay Faulkner
  • Beware of folklore addiction / Scott Hill Bumgardner
  • McDade and me / Vicky Rose
  • Mother lodes of Mexican lore / Lucy Fischer West
  • Bibliography of Mexican-American folklore articles / Lucy Fischer West
  • Dobie's disciples and the Choctaw Five / Tim Tingle
  • The Texas Folklore Society was part of my life, long before I knew It / Jean Granberry Schnitz
  • The family nature of the Texas Folklore Society / Kenneth L. Untiedt
  • Collecting and reading folklore / James Ward Lee
  • Books of the TFS / Len Ainsworth
  • Texas booklore: if it ain't folklore, then what the he(ck) is it? / Al Lowman
  • How I came to be a publisher of Texas Folklore Society Publications / Frances Brannen Vick
  • An enduring relationship: the Texas Folklore Society and folk music / L. Patrick Hughes
  • African Americans and Texas folklore / Bruce A. Glasrud
  • Geococcyx / Charles Chupp
  • Pecos Bill and his pedigree / Charles Clay Doyle
  • Funerals and folklore: a snapshot from 1909 / Jerry B. Lincecum
  • How the TFS has influenced me as a writer, but more importantly, what it has meant to me as a listener / Elmer Kelton
  • Women in the Texas Folklore Society / Peggy A. Redshaw
  • Between a rock and a hard place: reflections on the TFS and a writing life / Joyce Gibson Roach
  • Back in the ought 'sixties / Francis Edward Abernethy
  • The Alford homeplace: deconstructing a dogtrot / Sue M. Friday
  • Mexican and Mexican-American folk healers: continuing to nourish our sense of humanity into the twenty-first century / Meredith E. Abarca
  • Keeping the flames burning and passing them on: hoots at TFS meetings / Kenneth W. Davis
  • The Texas Folklore Society: getting there is half the fun / Lee Haile
  • Folklore society memories / Archie P. McDonald
  • Confessions of a folklore junkie / Charlie Oden
  • Hooked / Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell
  • 1968: one family's folklore odyssey / Sarah L. Greene
  • My first TFS meeting / J. Rhett Rushing
  • Looking back with the Hansons / Carol Hanson
  • Under the influence / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan.
The Texas Folklore Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. Its secret for longevity lies in those things that make it unique, such as its annual meeting that seems more like a social event or family reunion than a formal academic gathering. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore over the last century. Some articles focus on the research that was done in the past, while others offer studies that continue today. This book does more than present a history of the Texas Folklore Society: it explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it will continue.
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2 v. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
  • v.1. Prolegomena; the place of shamanism in society; Metaphysical entities; Cosmic structures; The workings of shamanism; Kindred concerns; Epilogomena
  • v.2. The peoples of Eurasia (Finno-Ugric peoples; Samoyed peoples; Keltic peoples; Mongolic peoples; Tungusic peoples; Nivkhs; Yukagirs; North-eastern palaeosiatics; Eskimo-Aleut peoples; Ainus); Source texts (Eurasian; Norse and other texts related to Germanic traditions.
" ... presents the main features of Siberian shamanism, as they are relevant for comparison with Norse sources, and examines the Norse texts in detail to determine how far it is reasonable to assign a label of "shamanism" to the human and divine magical practices of pre-Christian Scandinavia, whose existence, it is argued, in many cases resides mainly in the imaginative tradition of the poets." -- Back cover.
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328 p. ; 24 cm.
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ix, 275 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
"Death" provides us with some of our very best folklore. Some fear it, some embrace it, and most have pretty firm ideas about what happens when we die. Although some people may not want to discuss dying, it happens to all of us - and there's no way to get around it.This publication of the Texas Folklore Society examines the lore of death and whatever happens afterward. The first chapter examines places where people are buried, either permanently or temporarily. Chapter two features articles about how people die and the rituals associated with funerals and burials. The third chapter explores some of the stranger stories about what happens after we're gone, and the last chapter offers some philosophical musings about death in general, as well as our connection to those who have gone before.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.
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313 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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xi, 307 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The adventurous spirit of Texans has led to much travel lore, from stories of how ancestors first came to the state to reflections of how technology has affected the customs, language, and stories of life "on the go." This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society features articles from beloved storytellers like John O. West, Kenneth W. Davis, and F. E. Abernethy as well as new voices like Janet Simonds. Chapters contain traditional "Gone to Texas" accounts and articles about people or methods of travel from days gone by. Others are dedicated to trains and cars and the lore associated with two-wheeled machines, machines that fly, and machines that scream across the land at dangerous speeds. The volume concludes with articles that consider how we fuel our machines and ourselves, and the rituals we engage in when we're on our way from here to there.
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498 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 inches)
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232 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Challenges of research ethics: an introduction / Bente Gullveig Alver and Ørjar Øyen
  • On the problem of truth in ethnographic texts and entextualisation processes / Margaret A. Mills
  • Crossroads: sketching ethical problems of culture and ageing / Sinikka Vakimo
  • Research in the minefield of privacy and intimacy: the problems of consent / Tove Ingebørg Fjell
  • Folklore archives, heritage politics and ethical dilemmas: notes on writing and printing / Barbro Klein
  • The generalised other: cultural relativism and ethics in research on ethnic minorities / Line Alice Ytrehus
  • Persuasion or coercion? Striving for understanding in conducting open interviews / Armi Pekkala
  • Dialogue as ethical conduct: the folk festival that was not / Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • Value considerations in folkloristic research ethics / Judy Rangnes.
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406 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Animal tales
  • Tales of magic
  • Religious tales
  • Realistic tales (novelle)
  • Tales of the stupid ogre (giant, devil)
  • Anecdotes and jokes
  • Formula tales
  • Tales found in catalogues with different classification criteria.
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282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Is it folklore or history? : the answer may be important / Tom Crum
  • The roadrunner in fact and folk-lore / J. Frank Dobie
  • Cavalry traditions on the Texas frontier / James T. Matthews
  • Gathering at Bill's : maintaining the folklore of Live Oak County / Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell
  • The cooking extravaganza : sequel to "Gathering at Bill's" / Mary Margaret Dougherty Campbell
  • Growing up female in Texas : the importance of beauty pageants in Texas communities / Kelly M. Mosel-Talavera
  • Madame Blackley : seer of south Texas / Henry Wolff, Jr
  • La Llorona's ancestry : crossing cultural boundaries / Gloria Duarte
  • Burning brightly : the Easter fires of maternal necessity / Donna Melitio
  • Five stands off bottom / Lew Schnitz
  • Dispatches from the electronic front lines / Charles Williams
  • A rural mail carrier / Milt McAfee (as told by Ben Mead)
  • The trials and tribulations of a dirt road country doctor / Mildred Boren Sentell
  • Joe Fitzgerald, nurseryman and philosopher / Mary Joe (Fitzgerald) Clendenin
  • Water woes and water ways : tales of Texas engineer John B. Hawley / Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore
  • The long arm of the law / Martha Emmons
  • The police language : the lore of law enforcement communication in west Texas / Kenneth L. Untiedt
  • Cactus Jack Garner as folk hero : vice-president of the United States 1933-1940 / Lora B. Garrison
  • And lo to Vernon came : the con man, the bootlegger man, and the music man / William N. Stokes, Jr
  • Horsetrading and ethics / J. Rhett Rushing
  • The lore of retirement and extended care facilities / Kenneth W. Davis
  • Folksy, but devout, bookkeeping / George Wilmeth Ewing
  • Mi fronteridad in the classroom : the power of writing and sharing stories / Meredith E. Abarca.
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. There is also an article on how teachers can use writing in the classroom as a means of keeping alive the storytelling tradition.
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241 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Initial issues
  • Review of literature
  • Old English
  • Middle English
  • Early modern and modern English
  • The evidence of the database
  • General purpose
  • Precise functions
  • Charm-types
  • Folk names
  • Oral or written
  • Instructions
  • Threshold numbers
  • Texts
  • Data on who knew the charms
  • Birthdate
  • Sex
  • Occupation
  • Data on the transmission of the charm
  • Recording place
  • Recording date
  • Data on who recorded the charm
  • The 'bibliographical' fields
  • Typology
  • Initial typology of Christian charms in England
  • Introduction
  • The charm-types
  • Initial typology of non-Christian charms in England
  • Introduction
  • The charm types
  • Transmission in the European context
  • Towards the study of variation
  • Variation within one person's performance of a single charm
  • Repertoire analysis
  • Conclusion.
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