Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
Start Year: 2009
Page 1 of 13, showing 20 records out of 260 total, starting on record 1, ending on 20
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2017.0719[Article Number: 3A83D9563934]
Studies have shown that most of the precepts, ordinances and rituals in Christian religion are more of resemblances than novelties of what were the cases in the original religion of the African people. The belief in the communion of the Saints, and its surrounding practices stressed especially among the Catholic group is coterminous with the veneration of the Ancestors in this latter religion. The affinity that exists... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2017.0717[Article Number: D2707A763208]
The role of internal migration to the rural poor households is highly appreciable because of its low cost of travel and immediate response for livelihood shocks and problems. Despite the fact, internal migration has tremendous contribution to the livelihood of the rural households; yet it is not free of challenges in the pursuit of its benefits. This study similar to previous works have recommended for the need to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0695[Article Number: 6323F8862541]
The study aims to investigate the challenges and opportunities of women participating in the informal sector in Ethiopia with a particular emphasis of street vendors in Arba Minch city. The study employed case study research design which includes solely qualitative approach. The data were gathered from purposively selected interviewees specifically, using convenience sampling technique. The data obtained via interview... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0678[Article Number: 1544BA162543]
Socioeconomic factors have been identified as affecting all aspects of peoples’ lives; and it is intricately linked to the demographic process. They are strong predictors of infant and child health outcome in most developing countries. This paper examined socioeconomic determinants of under-five children health outcome with data from a sample of 609 women of childbearing age in rural and urban areas of Abia State.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0684[Article Number: 278137862419]
Despite the national and international efforts to reduce marriage at earlier age, significant proportion of girls in Bangladesh still marry before reaching legal age of marriage. The aim of this study was to identify the individual-, community- and household- level predictors of early marriage by using the nationally representative data sets to achieve the national picture. This study analyzed the data of 16,830 women... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0659[Article Number: 2DE664561879]
The youth cohort is the group most likely to be involved in criminal activities, being classified as either perpetrator or victim. This intervention explored the use of social media as a mechanism for sensitizing the youth cohort to the negative impact of crime, the value of shunning and denouncing it and the importance of supporting law enforcement efforts. A programmed intervention strategy was utilized to sensitize... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0682[Article Number: C28B22261222]
Rice is the staple food for the largest number of people on Earth. Over 90% of world’s rice is grown in a relatively tiny region of the world, namely, the south, southeast and east Asia. This region can be termed as the Region of Rice Civilisation (RORC). It has several extraordinary features which set it apart. It is largely characterised by vast flat lands, having rivers with vast deltas and heavy monsoon... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0663[Article Number: 70F5F3361026]
This paper examines the changes in relationship between the body, society and donated blood. Studies in this area (Waldby 2004; Tutton 2002; Scully et al., 2006; Shaw, 2010) have focused on the moral or ethical issues related to blood donation rather than corporeal and cultural issues. This paper deconstructs the impact of developments in bio-technology and commodification of blood with regard to the self, blood... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0681[Article Number: CC8F6C460729]
In a country like Bangladesh, where division of population with respect to genders is nearly equal, it is of utmost importance that the women of that country are independent, feel equal to their counterparts, and most importantly contribute to the gross domestic product (GDP). This empowerment should be led by women of all strata of the economy, and for this specific purpose, women from low income families of Sutrapur... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0620[Article Number: 7AE052E58663]
The paper examines a special type of riddle, called ‘hibbantee’ used for census, among the Oromo in Ethiopia with particular attention to the Waliso Oromo. The practice is one of the ways of providing information on basic statistics of the population within certain geographical boundaries. It is performed as part of verbal games, specific riddles with its own peculiar formula. Primary data were generated... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0655[Article Number: CC170AE58638]
The study aims to explain some of the socio-cultural perspectives held by the people of Tamboul on the relationship between the practice of early marriage, which is a common practice, fertility and infertility. On one hand, many Tambouli people perceive early marriage as characteristically indicative of fertility on the one hand where marrying a young wife gives a husband, and parents or extended family, the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0638[Article Number: 816BB4D58175]
The present study was conducted, on dairy based women self help groups (SHGs), with the objective to know the constraints faced by members of these groups. An ex- post facto research design was used. The study revealed that the most widespread constraints are non- availability of green fodder round the year, expensive treatment of animals and insufficient funds to purchase dairy animals. The constraints faced by... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0612[Article Number: D73059557227]
Participatory mapping is a power tool in resource management. Through this exercise communities are able to identify changes in natural resources and make decision on how best to manage the change. The study analyzed changes in natural resources in Kathakakai settlement scheme, Machakos County using participatory resource mapping, with the aim to discuss possible effects. The area, which used to be a ranching enterprise... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0607[Article Number: CC4D74C56833]
This paper studies the evolution of the kingship system among the Igbo people of Nigeria. From a republican form of administration where the Council of Elders played pivotal roles in determining the political governance of the people, the Igbo are made to adopt a kingship system that confers political authority on a single individual. Aside of the initial hiccups that arose while introducing the system, there is a... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2014.0539[Article Number: B86693756838]
Deliberate efforts to halt human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) propagation and mitigate human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) impact in resource-poor communities are critical elements of HIV/AIDS control and care. This study investigated the HIV/AIDS prevention programmes and mitigating measures (HIV/AIDS PPMM) among the Idoma-speaking people in Benue State,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0560[Article Number: BE59D7F56340]
Regardless of Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954, K-12 schools in the US are still racially segregated and the segregation is likely to perpetuate educational inequity. This paper deconstructs the factors that perpetuate educational inequity based on race by exploring the concept of race, how structural inequity based on race is perpetuated through knowledge construction, and also how Critical Race Pedagogy... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2014.0575[Article Number: 231893656345]
This study examined sexual behaviours that are common among adolescents despite the fact that they go through some forms of sexual socialization as they grow in their communities and as they enter school. Data were obtained from adolescents in five local government areas of Western Senatorial District of Kogi State, Nigeria. In all, 781 respondents were simple randomly selected from ten communities where ten government... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0619[Article Number: 345E00055871]
To investigate the developing tourism routes for linking cultural heritage sources on traditional festival by local, centering and celebrating of communities and traditions in the Northeast traditional festivals’ region in Maekong River Basin were purposed. Associations with celebration and may also provide entertainment, particularly to local communities of cultural heritage sources were linked of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0613[Article Number: 59C310055876]
The rhetoric material vs spiritual; West vs East in our historical present is more than ever a false problem, in a way that in a post-modern era where technology offers new definition of time and space, forcing human being to reconsider the role played in society, culture is a definition that shapes itself every day. As to say that the contraposition between civilization was a useful tool to describe a society until the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2015.0618[Article Number: 144926455266]
In the developed ‘western’ society, masks are consistently used in Drama Education, though it is usually through the specific knowledge of Drama and Theatre practice that they are contextualised. Drawing upon cultural understandings of the past and present, anthropology offers a context for masks and drama demonstrating that the purpose for masks in society supports the wider educational benefits, beyond the... Read more.
Page 1 of 13, showing 20 records out of 260 total, starting on record 1, ending on 20