International Journal of Social Research

  • Identity and Political Media Literacy of Youths in Hong Kong

    Identity and Political Media Literacy of Youths in Hong Kong Lei Zhang School of Journalism and Communication, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China Since Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, it’s local politics and economy have greatly developed. However, in recent years, political turmoil in Hong Kong often occurs, and youth groups have played a radical role in it. Facing various contradictions and conflicts in such a complicated political environment, correctly understanding political messages conveyed by the media, establishing positive…

  • Derailing National Consciousness

    Derailing National Consciousness- How Herbert Hope Risley Crafted the Ideology of Subjugation Through ‘Pseudo Science’ Agney G K1, P.S Pratheep2 1Research Scholar (PhD), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India;2Associate Professor and Head, P G Department of History, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India The paper concentrates on how H H Risley crafted the discipline of Anthropology and the tools of Craniometry and Anthropometry to toe the line of Pseudo Science in an effort to wreck the headway of nationalism in India…

  • Valuable functionalism as a trend of modern social cognition

    Valuable functionalism as a trend of modern social cognition Mykhailo Boychenko Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv, Department of Theoretical and Practical Philosophy, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor Kyiv, Ukraine The valuable functionalism appears as a strategy of achieving the working interaction between social sciences and humanities, and thus becomes paradigmatic value: in addition to developing its own epistemological perspective it offers a methodology and philosophy which enable new institutional perspective to develop a new type of single socio-humanitarian…

  • 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