Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emirates

Voorkant
Routledge, 16 dec. 2013 - 208 pagina's
A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass media, in education and in politics.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
The United Arab Emirates
7
The State of Folklore Studies and Research in the UAE
30
Folklore in Private and Public Life
42
Folklore and the State
56
Folk Literature
71
Folk Customs and Beliefs
86
Folk Medicine
105
Performing Folk Arts
126
Material Culture
146
CONCLUSION
167
Notes
170
Bibliography
174
Appendixes
179
Index
189
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