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: 315

Table of Content: August 2011; 3(8)

August 2011

Globalisation and social transformation in India: Theorising the transition

  Globalisation came to India through the economic reforms and is gradually transforming our culture and self image. This paper proposes to theorise the transition of the Indian economy and situate the process of economic liberalisation in India in its wider context. The distinction between globalisation as a process and globalisation as a project is made. While the economic reforms of the 1990s stimulated...

Author(s): Manisha Tripathy Pandey

August 2011

Dynamics of religious conversion in Himachal Pradesh (HP) paradox of manufactured uncertainties

  The meaning of the term conversion cannot be derived in static framework rather is based mainly on the contextualisation of social realities determined in terms of religious beliefs or affiliations. The complexities in defining the process are in fact inflicted by the various ‘Methodist missionaries’ who kept on experimenting with the popular belief system in one way or the other. The fundamental...

Author(s): Prem R. Bhardwaj

August 2011

Unmediated socialization: The experience of observing big brother aspiring participants

  The article presents some reflections on the practices and forms of spontaneous and unmediated interaction implemented by competitors of the Italian Big Brother 10th edition, while waiting for the auditions. While waiting, the participants put in place various forms of sharing, negotiation and conflict about attitudes, lifestyles and opinions. The method adopted is that of auto-ethnography. The aim of the...

Author(s): Gevisa La Rocca

August 2011

Factors prompting pupils’ academic performance in privately owned Junior High Schools in Accra, Ghana

The increasing poor performance of most public schools in Ghana has made the task of Government in meeting Basic Education needs a daunting one. This study, therefore, examined, from the perspectives of pupils and teachers/heads of schools in three selected privately owned Junior High Schools in Accra, the influencing factors on their higher academic performance as compared to public schools. Findings from this study...

Author(s): Michael Perry Kweku Okyerefo, Daniel Yaw Fiaveh and Steffi Naa L. Lamptey

August 2011

Education for maintenance culture in Nigeria: Implications for community development

  Infrastructural development is the bedrock of any development in the modern world. However, without a strong maintenance culture, efforts at infrastructural development will amount to nothing. This study looked into the issue of maintenance as practiced by Nigerians. Two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The survey design used for the study are sample of 120 men and...

Author(s): Adedokun Mary Olufunke

August 2011

Africa in the age of globalisation

  The paper examine the ways in which globalization of Africa`s social and political economy is impacting on African development project. It explores the local-national-global nexus as an element of the changing face of the international political economy. The study first deals with the conceptual issues, and settles the question of how globalisation is affecting African development as well as Africa`s response...

Author(s): Igwe, Dickson Ogbonnaya