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In recent decades scholars in the field of folklore have been working to adapt the nature and method of their inquiry both to enrich their field and to address concerns regarding social relevancy and the ethics and efficacy of fieldwork.


Folklore studies is very much a multidimensional, interdisciplinary field. Folklorists work in a number of university departments, includ…

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Yaqub, Nadia G., “Folklore”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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