Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends

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University of Queensland Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Social Science - 229 pages
Folklorist Scott has expanded the field of Australian folklore beyond traditional tales and arts by examining the urban folktale or contemporary legend, verbatim yarns like the tall tale and the folklore perpetuated in the schoolroom and the playground, particularly the range of games played, the need to document these in the Australian context, also the need to document the folklore that arose around World War II, how our higher education institutions have mostly neglected the study of our own folklore, except perhaps in the area of the anthropology of Aboriginal culture, and the lack of a central repository for Australian folklore research.

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Contents

Beware of the Pelicans 51 They Keep
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Stranger than Fiction 551 Boring as Hell 591
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Folklore and Australian Writing 1
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