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: February 2011; 3(2)

February 2011

The politics of ethnic balancing in Nigeria

  Nigeria as a heterogeneous society has continually faced the problem of ethnicity in her national life. Ethnicity remains a major factor in the politics of the country and this has been a major problem not only among the ruling elites but the citizenry who are constantly manipulated for political purposes. The elites on their part have always seen ethnicity as a fall back mechanism in settling scores whenever...

Author(s): Franca Attoh and Omololu Soyombo

February 2011

Engendering development: Demystifying patriarchy and its effects on women in rural Kenya

  The paper examines the effects of the culture of patriarchy on the development process, and particularly its effects on women. This is borne out of the perceived concerns and challenges of the third millennium development goal (MDG) which was coined with an aim of promoting gender equality and women empowerment. The challenge of this goal however is its lack of enough consideration of the cultural...

Author(s): Loreen Maseno and Susan M. Kilonzo

February 2011

Women SHGs in coastal Kerala: The lope side of social development?

  The SHG movement worldwide aimed at systematically empowering marginalized grass root level women, by way of conscientization, income generation and capacity building. The resent article examines vying evidence as to whether the SHG movement really did enhanced development among the coastal women. Data had been collected from the SHGs in the coastal areas of Kerala. On one hand, the conscious group...

Author(s): Sonny Jose and Lekshmi V. Nair

February 2011

The trajectories of culture, Christianity and socio-economic development in Vihiga District, Western Kenya

  Culture is part and parcel of a community’s life irrespective of the repelling forces or demands from other social institutions, including the Church. However, some scholars have argued that the Church is a culture in itself (Clapp, 1996: 84). Subsequently, it should be considerate of other cultures around it. If the diverse cultures conflict due to the differing cultural views from the different...

Author(s): Susan M. Kilonzo

February 2011

Violence against women and reproduction health among African women: The case of Bette women of Obudu in Cross River State, Nigeria

  Violence against women (VAW) is continually recognized as a global health concern yet population based studies of its determinants and consequences remain scarce in less developed areas. This study was undertaken to fill this gap, the study covered four wards of the ten political wards in Obudu using system rand sampling to obtain respondents. Quantitative instruments (questionnaire) and methods (SPSS) were...

Author(s): M. A. Ushie, C. V. O. Eneji, D. B. Ugal, O. Anyaoha, B. A. Ushie and J. E. Bassey