International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 309

IJSA Articles

Strengthening tribal communities through tribal women's self help groups in Kerala

August 2009

This article examined on an evaluation of tribal women's Self Help Groups (SHGs) in an area of Kerala. Groups were evaluated, in terms of their success as in relation to their contribution to gender development. The study reveals that tribal women alleged changes in their identity towards working collectively to pressure for change at the village and panchyat levels. They organized in community and social action...

Author(s): K. B. Nidheesh

Socio- demographics, life event stressors and psychosomatic disorders among public servants in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

July 2009

  This study aimed at relating socio-demographics of people and their life event stressors to psychosomatic disorders or symptoms they have experienced or suffered during their day to day living. The respondents were 1631 public servants systematically sampled in Nigeria’s oil rich Niger-Delta region of the Federation which has nine out of the thirty-six States. Their socio-demographics included: sex,...

Author(s): C. Ewhrudjakpor

Aso-oke (Yoruba’s hand woven textiles) usage among the youths in Lagos, southwestern Nigeria

July 2009

  Nigeria today is faced with daunting developmental challenges. This is particularly noteworthy in its manufacturing sector which is at present comatose. The textile sector is a unique subset of the comatose manufacturing sector given its employment generating potentials and its socio-cultural underpinnings in the age of globalization. Against this background, this paper engages Nigerian development...

Author(s): A.O. Olutayo and O. Akanle

Water uncertainties in Southeastern Nigeria: Why government should be interested in management

June 2009

  This paper takes a look at the general condition of water resources availability and management practices in Akwa Ibom State, southeastern Nigeria. The paper observes high incidence of inequity and access burdens on the general population (especially the vulnerable groups) as well as reckless incidence of exploitation of the aquifer for private market. These were all linked to weak government involvements in...

Author(s): Emmanuel M. Akpabio and Ekanem M. Ekanem

Causes, effects and resolution of farmers-nomadic cattle herders conflict in Delta state, Nigeria

June 2009

  The study was conducted in Delta State to investigate the farmers-nomadic herders’ conflict that is common in many parts of Nigeria. Such conflict has caused a lot of losses to Nigeria, the State, local communities, and families. This study unveils the causes of such conflicts and suggests ways to prevent and resolve them in the future. Using simple random and positive sampling techniques, 80 farmers...

Author(s):   A. U. Ofuoku and B. I. Isife

Manifestation of human sexuality and its relevance to secondary schools in Nigeria

May 2009

  The alarms against the menace of premarital sexual activities reached a crescendo but the behaviour of young people remained at variance with the alarms. This contradiction contributed to the growth of sexually transmitted diseases including human immune virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Thus, this study examined manifestation of human sexuality and its relevance to secondary schools...

Author(s): Akeem Ayofe Akinwale

When does sex become violent? Conceptualizing sexual violence in the context of rural young Igala women in Nigeria

May 2009

This study examines age at first sexual experience, motivation for sex and attempt conceptualization of sexual violence in the understanding of young rural women in Nigeria. The study was carried out among the Igalas, the ninth largest ethnic group in Nigeria. The study adopted a quantitative research method to obtain data. A sample of 1200 women between age 15 – 30 years were randomly selected from Olamoboro,...

Author(s): Femi, Rufus Tinuola and James Adeola Olaogun

Ecological stress and deritualization in East Asia: Ritual practices during Dark Age phases

May 2009

  Despite highlighting the implications of resource over utilization and scarcity on social systems, recent studies under explore the impact of environmental stress on culture. Specifically, further research is needed to understand the importance of natural resources for ritual practices. This study utilizes structural ritualization theory to analyze historical periods characterized by ecological degradation...

Author(s): Daniel Sarabia and J. David Knottnerus

Health and illness, between culture and territory on the practice of medical profession in Italy at the beginning of the third millennium

May 2009

  In international literature there is an hypothesis on a shift in medical profession between elite and basis professionists. Some authors are more radical, because they consider some medical specializations in different autonomous professions, sometimes in conflict between themselves. On the basis of these considerations, what does it mean to be a general practitioner in Italy nowadays? What is the...

Author(s): Cleto Corposanto

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