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: 287

Table of Content: February 2015; 7(2)

February 2015

The over-indebtedness in action: An ethnographic research at NUDECON/Brazil

This paper comes from an ethnographic study developed inside the Núcleo de Defesa do Consumidor - NUDECON, located at Rio de Janeiro’s Public Defender’s Office during April and May 2013. The aim is to understand legal categorization as a social construct, considered both in context and in action. To do so, we explore the interactions that produce over-indebted individuals who will be legally protected...

Author(s): Fernando de Castro Fontainha, Izabel Saenger Nuñez and Paulo Augusto Franco de Alcântara

February 2015

Keeping religion out of a conflict: Learning from the Kenyan Church

Religion can be argued to be back into the public sphere of society casting doubt on the secularization theories. Though religion is said to be largely ambivalent, when involved, it complicates conflicts. In our modern multi-religious societies, keeping religion out of the conflict can be of benefit. Kenya´s involvement in the war against terror in Somalia was initially against the militant group, Al- Shabaab but...

Author(s): Paul Atina Omayio

February 2015

Gender inequality in reproductive health services and sustainable development in Nigeria: A theoretical analysis

If policies for the promotion of gender equality are to be realizable their goals must include equitable distribution of health related resources in line with MDG goals 3 and 5 which focus on promoting gender equality, empowerment of women and family planning. This requires careful identification of the similarities and differences in the use of family planning as a component of reproductive health. It also necessitates...

Author(s): Peter Ezeah and Chinyere Achonwa