International Journal of Social Research

Comparing Places on Types of Internet Use

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research 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 linked to having access to and the ability to use the Internet. Yet, access to this important resource is not universal. Both of the places examined in this study have documented disparities in Internet access that produces a digital divide. With globalization, it is increasingly important to understand the advantages, and by default the disadvantages, that accompany the proliferation of the Internet. Using survey data collected from a random sample of citizens in each place, we compare types of Internet use and activities. Given the known differences of the digital divide, we select those with Internet access and focus on their types of use to understand the ways this resource is used by those who have it. This study contributes to the broader literature by focusing on Internet activities that transcend place and describes the most common ways people engage with the Internet. Keywords:  Internet access, Internet use, Internet activities, Digital divide ...

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

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research 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 of degradation. The objective of the research was to examine the economic and environmental effect of fruit –based farming system in the wetlands of Abaya Chamo Basin. In the study mixed research approaches, specifically concurrent triangulation strategy was utilized. Data was collected both from primary and secondary sources. Using purposeful sampling technique three kebeles were selected as sample kebeles. From these kebeles, 180 sample household heads were proportionally selected as sample size using systematic random sampling technique. Finally collected data was analyzed using statistical package for Social Sciences, SPSS and Geographic Information Techniques, GIS. Furthermore, qualitative data was also elaborated using narration.The study findings revealed progressive transformation of land use types from traditional cropping system (sorghum, cotton and sweet potatoes) into more market oriented fruits and horticulture system. The survey data showed that mixed agriculture, (49.4%), cereals (18.9%) and fruit and horticulture (14.4%) are the three top reported household income sources in the area. The analysis of two period (1985 to 2016) satellite data showed that wetlands are dwindled by 663 hectare (20.7 ha per year) at the expense of cropland, which was increased by 506 hectares (15.8 ha per year). In Lake Abaya Chamo Basin, among others farmland encroachment into buffer areas (43.9%), deforestation of wetland (7.8 %), over-grazing (7.8%) and ...

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

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research 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 analyzes the dynamics and prospects of evolution of the self-organizing systems of society, governance, structure and functioning of the algorithm model of direct democracy and civilian government. In planning of the social changes the emphasis should be placed on the analysis of the values and on the analysis of new social institutions that will allow to understand the real mechanisms of the practical construction of a new global society. Institutional revolution should go far beyond the expectations of traditional social theory in depth and breadth. From the point of view of historical progress every new stage of human society evolution is quite different from the previous one that creates prerequisites for new material and spiritual integration of humanity. In the article it is also analyzed the philosophical, educational, economic and political trends, perspectives and forms of further social development on the basis of creation of new forms of humanism. Keywords:  global processes, deliberative democracy, social institutions, transitive development, postindustrial society, ideology, communication, critical theory of society, education, self-organization, transformation of the public sphere ...

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

Research Article of International Journal of Social Research 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 paper analyzes the juxtaposed construction of space and time in The Hours. It examines how the editing, recurring imagery and coherent motives in The Hours function in order to construct heterotopian space and to shed light upon central themes such as alienation, sexual identity and death. Through these meticulous filmmaking techniques, the film not only transfers the collapse and confluence of time and space from text to the screen, but also retouches its postmodernist aesthetics and social reflectivity, offering a thought-provoking viewing experience for the audience Keywords: heterotopia, juxtaposition, Michel Foucault, spatiotemporality, montage, imprisonment ...

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