Abstract

The culture of a people is usually reflected in its folklore. As important constituents of folklore, folktales are consequently expressive of the worldview of a society at some point in time; they convey indicators of the prevailing ideology in a society. Thus, they are suitable sources for an inquiry into gender relations at work in a given social formation, especially when folktales by women are considered. This essay embarks on a listening/reading of such folktales in search of transformational trends in gender relations.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2044
Print ISSN
0034-5210
Pages
pp. 26-38
Launched on MUSE
2008-07-31
Open Access
No
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