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|J||Society and Social Sciences
Use all J* codes for: specialist and some general adult titles, but see also V* codes for practical approaches to many topics. Use all J* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate. In J* use the most appropriate code(s) available, as many social sciences are broad topics that can have many alternative terms or names
|JB||Society and culture: general
Use all JB* codes for: both general and academic works on social topics. Use with: JH* codes for sociology textbooks and other specialist works as appropriate.
See also: VFV* Relationships and families: advice and issues and its subcategories
|JBG||Popular beliefs and controversial knowledge||1.2|
|JBGB||Folklore, myths and legends
Use for: non-fiction studies of traditional stories or material, verbal or customary folklore; studies of urban and contemporary myths and legends; studies of the origins of myths, fairy tales, tall stories, paranormal tales, supernatural beings, Old wives’ tales, popular superstitions etc; specialist works about the origin of the stories of Atlantis, the Holy Grail, the Hidden Folk, the Bermuda Triangle, the Green Man etc.
Prefer: QR* codes for the spiritual or religious aspects of mythology or VX* codes for more popular approaches or FN* codes for the stories themselves.
See also: FN Traditional stories, myths and fairy tales, QRS* Ancient religions and Mythologies and its subcategories, VXQM* Mythical and legendary beings, monsters and creatures and its subcategories
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