Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0707[Article Number: E62D9AD65620]
Uncustomary and unofficial polyandry is very usual in Zimbabwe than is recorded and embraced by the majority of Zimbabweans. This study argues that nontraditional, unceremonious polyandry is frequent and appealing among some Zimbabweans despite the fact that it is condemned and rejected by traditional chiefs, diviners and the Christian churches. The study also contends that polyandry should be publicly practiced just... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2017.0732[Article Number: 0CFC66465622]
The objective of this article is to analyze the restructuring of the craftwork in Brazil from the political and economic conditions in the globalization of capital. As methodology, the analysis of vertical and horizontal integration of artisanal work into the economic and political structure of the country is used in the period of institutionalization and restructuring, as a reference of the transformations from Fordism... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2017.0718[Article Number: CFF947D65061]
Iran is a multi-ethnic society. The quality and quantity of relationships between ethnic groups can be regarded as one of the crucial aspects of its integration and cohesion. This paper argues that cultural relationships and exchange of ideas and values among various ethnic groups in Iran gradually leads to the formation of universal values, norms and the broadening of an intellectual viewpoint. This paper reports the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0670[Article Number: A7BFDE865069]
Scholars who hold onto the view that Morgan pioneered formal ethnography and Malinowski systematized participant observation seem to be glossing over significant information on the history of ethnography. It, obviously, does not hold to say that all the efforts before Morgan were amateurish and unsystematized, and therefore brand them pre-ethnology – for there is on record at least one pre-Morgan scholar, Joseph... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0691[Article Number: CA7255064620]
While interpersonal relations are an important aspect of people’s lives, they are also punctuated by conflict and tension. This study examined relationship conflict among Caribbean couples with an emphasis on experiences and potential determinants. The study is based upon secondary probability data collected in Jamaica, Guyana and the United States. The bivariate results revealed differences in factors associated... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2016.0683[Article Number: 74FB61664622]
In international politics, bilateral and multilateral relations are conducted based on national and regional interest. This is because development can only thrive in a peaceful environment, different societies or nations enter into treaties or alliance to protect their national or regional territories. This study focuses on the Gibeonites treaties with the Israelites as an exercise to protect their national interest and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJSA2017.0716[Article Number: 6A2E48664471]
The paper examines gender-based strategies to fill income gaps in Adi E’re, Ethiopia. In the parish, crop production is vulnerable to a multitude of challenges. Shortage of rainfall, locust plagues and rodent pests are seriously damaged a potential good harvest. In addition, farming activities is underperforming due to a relatively low technological level. For details on the factors associated to low crop... Read more.
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.
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