Between the Cracks of History (Hardcover)

Essays on Teaching and Illustrating Folklore

By Francis Edward Abernethy (Editor), Cynthia Fisher (Illustrator)

University of North Texas Press, 9781574410365, 284pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1997

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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.

About the Author

FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the 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 editing twenty-one Texas Folklore Society publications, he wrote 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.