Between the Cracks of History: Essays on Teaching and Illustrating Folklore

Between the Cracks of History: Essays on Teaching and Illustrating Folklore

by Francis Edward Abernethy, Cynthia Fisher
     
 

In this Texas Folklore Society publication there are essays on teaching 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 are

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In this Texas Folklore Society publication there are essays on teaching 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 are also included, such as “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.

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Six essays discuss definitions and explanations of folklore, and methods of teaching it. Then 15 additional essays explore Texas folklore related to such topics as police burials, gang graffiti, fiddling, ghosts, dance halls, oil fields, spring rituals, and the dialect spoken along the border between Texas and Mexico. Numerous illustrations and black-and-white photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574410365
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Texas Folklore Society Publications Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Francis Edward Abernethy is Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the former executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. In addition to having edited numerous Texas Folklore Society publications, he has written Singin’ Texas, Legends of Texas’ Heroic Age, and all three volumes of the Texas Folklore Society history, published by the University of North Texas Press.

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