International Journal of Social Research

  • Post-colonial Study of Akachi Ezeigbo’s Trafficked

    Post-colonial Study of Akachi Ezeigbo’s Trafficked Dr. Emmanuel, Ima Usen Department Of English, University Of Uyo Post-colonial literature which has become a phenomenon for all nations examines, among others the anti-conquest narrative and the functional relations of social, cultural and political powers that sustained the tripartite governmental bodies of colonialism, post-colonialism and neo-colonialism. Since the colonialists viewed the masses as the ‘Other’ the well-being of the colonizers remained unchallenged as the nomenclature fluctuated from colonialists to post colonialists and to…

  • Comparing Places on Types of Internet Use

    Comparing Places on Types of Internet Use 1Rebecca S. Powers, PhD*, 2Monica Calderon Pinedo, MA 1Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, East Carolina University, Greenville NC USA 27858. 2Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, East Carolina University, Greenville NC USA 27858 The analysis in this paper compares types of Internet use as reported in two places, North Carolina, U.S., North America, and Tolima, Colombia, South America. The Internet has changed the world and some basic functions of social life have become intricately…

  • Fruit Based Farming System and Threatened Landscape in the Wetlands of Abaya Chamo Basin, Southern Ethiopia

    Fruit Based Farming System and Threatened Landscape in the Wetlands of Abaya Chamo Basin, Southern Ethiopia Teshome Yirgu, PhD Associate Professor in Environmental Geography Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Arba Minch University Ethiopia has diverse climate and altitude conditions, which are suitable for growing both tropical and temperate fruits. To this regard, wetlands in Abaya Chamo Basin have a promising potential for fruits and horticulture farming. But due to human induced constraints, the study wetlands are under immense pressure…

  • Humanism, enlightenment strategies and the deliberative potential of the democratic development of society

    Humanism, enlightenment strategies and the deliberative potential of the democratic development of society Viktor Zinchenko Doctor of Sciences (Philosophical ), professor, Head of the Departament of Internationalization & Principal research scientist of Higher Education of the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine. We studied the specifics of post-industrial strategies of social development and transformation of social institutions, government management models in the context of globalization in today’s industrialized systems. The article…

  • The Cinematic Space in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours: A Heterotopian Perspective

    The Cinematic Space in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours: A Heterotopian Perspective Wenqing Zhao1 and I. Murat Öner2 1MA Student, International Burch University 2Assistant Professor, International Burch University The film The Hours directed by Stephen Daldry is based on an experimental novel in which three women from detached places and eras are interlinked by the book Mrs Dalloway. Given that, its sense of simultaneity and spatial heterogeneity is quite obvious. Adopting the notion of Heterotopia proposed by Michel Foucault, the current…

  • Fake News in the American Sociological Review Claims that Asian Americans Don’t Really Value Education*

    Fake News in the American Sociological Review Claims that Asian Americans Don’t Really Value Education* Arthur Sakamoto1 and Yoonjeon Kim2 1Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 4351 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4351 2Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, 3533 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 Lizardo (2017) seeks to improve the sociological analysis of culture by conceptualizing the distinction between “nondeclarative” versus “declarative” aspects of culture. Lizardo uses this contrast to critique the view that Asian values have any…

  • Time So Alive

    Time So Alive Ruth C. Chao and Kuang-ming Wu “Being alive” freely roams. Roaming freedom chants spontaneous coherence. Lively coherence describes lively time. This paper shows spontaneity par excellence at joy in such time so alive. Sections of this paper show such natural coherence of time so alive, overflowing all over, to fascinatingly portray being alive in time so alive. This paper has four major sections, beginning, essential, roaming, and beginning again, plus some interesting minor ones. Keywords: Time, Alive, Being alive

  • Relation of attitudes toward environment and animals with social and criminal-aggressive profile of adult inmates in school classes of a correctional facility

    Relation of attitudes toward environment and animals with social and criminal-aggressive profile of adult inmates in school classes of a correctional facilitys Nikolaos Hasanagas, Alexandra Bekiari University of Thessaly, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Greece Aim of this research is to detect determinants and effects of environmental and animal-related attitudes of inmates. A sample of correctional facility inmates in the prison secondary school was collected in 2015 (class A=23 inmates, average 36 years, and B=12 inmates, average 33…

  • “But you are a woman. You do not count.” Does The Woman Count? A Study of Chimanande Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

    “But you are a woman. You do not count.” Does The Woman Count? A Study of Chimanande Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Ima Usen Emmanuel Department of English, University of Uyo-Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria In many parts of Africa and in Nigerian in particular cultural obligations continues to traumatize the woman in many ways thus seeking to cripple her economically and to overpower her psychologically in spite of the woman’s self-actualization. This paper set out to re-assess Papa Nnukwu’s utterance…

  • Exploring the need for government energy policy-makers to consider social impacts

    Exploring the need for government energy policy-makers to consider social impacts 1Jane Wilson, RN*, 2Carmen M Krogh, BScPharm, 3Grace Howell, Med, EdD 1Ontario, Canada 2Independent Health Researcher, 1183 Cormac Road, RR4, Killaloe, Ontario, Canada, K0J 2A0 3Instructor, Social Foundations EDUC 5007, Western University Faculty of Education, Room 1113A, 1137 Western Rd., London, ON N6G 1G7, 519-661-2111 ext. 88619 As governments around the world aim to develop and enact policies that promote benefits to the public good, there is an increasing…