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Modernising the methodology used to document non-material heritage
In the last decade, a growing awareness of the need to preserve non-material cultural heritage has l...

Siddi Muammar’s marriage customs and traditions in Algeria’s Chlef Province
Siddi Muammar was a social reformer who tried to convince people not to indulge in extravagant weddi...

The language of the Moroccan Zajal: Theoretical and textual contemplations
We cannot deny that disorder and confusion have affected both individuals and communities on more th...
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Bahrain’s National Day
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This issue marks the start of the "Folk Culture" Journal’s ninth year. It has been eight years of hard work and collaboration with folklore and humanities experts with the support of our readers.Experts have shown great interest in writing for our journal. The panel that reviews submissions has very high standards, which means that we cannot publish every submission we receive. This refereed approach has made "Folk Culture" a world-class scientific journal that is recognised by universities across the world.

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Modernising the methodology used to document non-material heritage
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In the last decade, a growing awareness of the need to preserve non-material cultural heritage has led to an interest in documenting and protecting heritage.

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Tragicomedy in the Thousand and One Nights: A study of overlapping literary genres
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The deconstructive analysis of The Shoemaker and The Barber of Baghdad, two tales from the Thousand and One Nights, (also known as Arabian Nights), yielded a set of conclusions, in addition to common features and details specific to each story.

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Ali wild Zayid (Ali the son of Zayid): Eloquent sayings and proverbs
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One of the wisest Yemenis, Ali wild Zayid was a philosopher, a legendary writer and poet, an astronomer, a psychologist, an agricultural expert and a teacher. He was a master of proverbs and of wisdom passed down through the generations. He was a man of the past, a companion in the present and a friend of the future.

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The language of the Moroccan Zajal: Theoretical and textual contemplations
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We cannot deny that disorder and confusion have affected both individuals and communities on more than one level. Our spiritual and moral values are now unbalanced. In the human sciences, we note that literature is the most highly impacted component of our daily lives; as a result, a large part of our identity and cultural, historical, ideological and moral constituents has been lost. In academic research...

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A semiotic and narrative reading of the Algerian legend "Tula"
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This semiotic narrative reading of the legend ‘Tula’ highlights the importance of the concept of narrative unity, which shapes the structure of the stories. The components of each story have their own pattern, but each story ends with events that lead to a new story. We discover that the mother's failure to protect her daughter leads to the second story.

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Siddi Muammar’s marriage customs and traditions in Algeria’s Chlef Province
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Siddi Muammar was a social reformer who tried to convince people not to indulge in extravagant wedding rituals that made weddings a great burden for young men. He tried to make weddings simpler and more symbolic. For example, one ritual he started was encouraging brides to marry with bare feet to show that there is no difference between brides who wear beautiful shoes and those who do not.

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The ethnomusicology of Rai songs in the Western Mediterranean
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The aim of this article is to address previously unexamined aspects of Rai songs, which reflect Moroccan society and culture. This study’s theoretical approach seeks to describe how folk culture in the form of music explains the spread of Rai songs around the world.

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Women’s traditional clothing in Tunisia: Signs and symbols The example of Barr Al Hamah: An anthropological approach
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In Barr Al Hamah, women’s traditional clothing, (which include clothes and ornamentation), are one element of material culture. It is one example of traditional Bedouin clothing and of the clothing in many coastal villages in Tunisia.

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Ghams"clay"houses in Hama and its countryside
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Architectural heritage, which represents man’s ability to control his surroundings, is one of the key indicators of human civilisation. Heritage that is passed down from generation to generation is not limited to language, literature and thought; it also includes the material and non-material, including philosophy, religion, science, art and architecture.

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