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Branding camels in Libya’s Bedouin areas: The example of the Tarhuna tribes
The brand is an old Arab way of marking animals such as camels and cattle.  Libyan Bedouins ref...

Residential architecture in ancient Tunisian cities: The example of Safaqis
Architecture is a civilised practice that influences cultural and social trends.Architecture shapes ...

Folk songs from the anthropological perspective
The folk song is a rich and important subject for anthropologists because it is a form of creativity...
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IOV Journal From Bahrain to the world
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The reader will find attached a complimentary issue of the IOV Journal, a refereed English-language scientific journal that will be distributed with the Folk Culture Journal.

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Satellite channels and their effect on folk culture
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Our aim is not to discuss the dangers of satellite channels; we are not attempting to have these channels closed down or denying that they represent a technological breakthrough that benefits individuals and groups. Our goal is to understand how we can benefit from this medium without a negative impact on our values, principles and folk culture.

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Folk literature in the Mamluk age
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Zajal is a folk art that dates back to the Andalusian era. It spread to other Arab regions such as Egypt and the Levant and was adapted to the environment’s requirements and needs. Poets employed Zajal in their poems, developing it and using it for different purposes.

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Folk heritage and contemporary poetry
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Folk heritage is associated with people’s cultural output in terms of customs, traditions, tales, proverbs, dancing and folk singing. Collective memory reflects the nation’s identity and intellect. People express their individual and group needs - be they cultural, political, economic or social - through songs, proverb and folktales, whether directly or symbolically.

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Zamil: Yemen’s most widespread genre of folk literature
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Zamil is the most prevalent genre of Yemeni folk   poetry.
It is a form of ‘Rajz’, which Yemenis recite when they are at war.

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Folk literature
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Folk literature is a mirror that reflects life in a particular society. Folk creativity includes folk music, folkdance, folk arts and folk literature, which is the focus of this study.

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Hajj songs and traditions
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Pilgrimage songs are common, especially among women. Women would gather in the yard of a person who was leaving for pilgrimage to congratulate them and create a joyful atmosphere at their home.

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Branding camels in Libya’s Bedouin areas: The example of the Tarhuna tribes
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The brand is an old Arab way of marking animals such as camels and cattle.  Libyan Bedouins refer to the brands as ‘Nar’ (fire) because the mark is as obvious as fire, and because the branding iron is heated in a fire before it is used to mark the animals. In Libya, branding is also referred to as ‘Mihwar’, a reference to the branding iron.

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Folk songs from the anthropological perspective
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The folk song is a rich and important subject for anthropologists because it is a form of creativity distinguished by its spontaneous performance and dissemination. Folk songs are a valuable form of the oral traditions that enable cultures to emphasise their identities.

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Juq and Moroccan music
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Juq, (a band), performs written music with great skill and ability. Juq music and instruments have several characteristics. The performance and the instruments’ interaction influence the way the music affects the audience.

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