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Traditional trades and crafts in the Moroccan city of Taza during the French occupation: The unchanging and the changed 

Craftsmen and artisans generated trade and attracted inhabitants to urban regions in Morocco and throughout the Islamic and Arab world. Craftsmen and...

Abundance and scarcity: An anthropological approach

Food varies according to people, culture and environment. French anthropologist Lévi-Strauss created a food triangle, classifying food as raw, cooked or...

Traditional Qusbahs from the Middle Ages in southeastern Tunisia: The ruins of Jebel Dummar and the Qusbahs’ role in drawing people to the Sahara desert

In southeastern Tunisia, ruins from the Middle Ages prove that there were once towns and a significant population in this area. Terraces ring the hills; these...

A dire need

In over 30 years of hard work, the International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) has managed to establish a presence in 161 countries. Members run local...

Biography: Method and techniques

This paper deals with the biography method, which is considered one of the most important methodologies in the humanities. Biography’s cognitive approach...

Folk traditions and how they reflect social and cultural characteristics: The example of Laghouat city

Natural conditions in our communities, particularly in the desert, have helped to unleash the imagination and shape the beliefs that are part of folk culture...

Misdar and Mawwal

Poets recite the Misdar as they ride camels through the desert, while the Nahham, (pearl diving singer), and his companions at sea sing the Mawwal. Both...

Arab women’s attire: Social traditions and cultural interaction

One cannot study women’s attire without investigating the relationship between society and religion. Society comprises customs and traditions that are...

Abundance and scarcity: An anthropological approach

Food varies according to people, culture and environment. French anthropologist Lévi-Strauss created a food triangle, classifying food as raw, cooked or...

Seductive dance: Where it originated and where it is performed

Awalim’ (seductive dancers) perform at ceremonies and weddings held by all social classes, whether at a five-star hotel or in a side street. There was...

Traditional Moroccan weaving: Women’s culture 

In the social fabric of the Ait and Rayin tribes in Morocco, a woman’s status is based on her experience and her social role. At the economic level, she...

Traditional Qusbahs from the Middle Ages in southeastern Tunisia: The ruins of Jebel Dummar and the Qusbahs’ role in drawing people to the Sahara desert

In southeastern Tunisia, ruins from the Middle Ages prove that there were once towns and a significant population in this area. Terraces ring the hills; these...

Traditional trades and crafts in the Moroccan city of Taza during the French occupation: The unchanging and the changed 

Craftsmen and artisans generated trade and attracted inhabitants to urban regions in Morocco and throughout the Islamic and Arab world. Craftsmen and...

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