Folklore: In All of Us, in All We Do

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Kenneth L. Untiedt
University of North Texas Press, 2006 - Fiction - 298 pages
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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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Contents

Is It Folklore or History? The Answer May Be Important
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James T Matthews
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A WOMANS TOUCH
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Copyright

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Kenneth L. Untiedt is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society and reaches English at Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Tierney have four children and live in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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