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: 298

Table of Content: January-March 2020; 12(1)

February 2020

Possible selves of a hashtag: Moving from the theory of speech acts to cultural objects to interpret hashtags

In recent years hashtag studies have increased their numbers. The role of hashtags becomes increasingly predominant in social media studies. Many researchers wonder how to study them, ending up treating them in an aggregate way and turning to big data and static-mathematical modeling. This type of studies seem to consider hashtags as tools, favoring a single analysis perspective. In fact, The studies and the research...

Author(s): Gevisa La Rocca

February 2020

Recognising religious and superstitious rituals within higher education contexts: A case study of Stellenbosch University, South Africa

In South Africa the task of decolonising the curriculum in higher education institutions falls upon researchers and lecturers. Within the case study of the Visual Communication Design curriculum at Stellenbosch University we noticed that students’ superstitious and religious beliefs and rituals surfaced in their responses to the coursework even though there was an attempt to steer away from traditional religious...

Author(s): Neeske Alexander and Elmarie Costandius

February 2020

The psycho-social context of Lake Ziway/Dembel: Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia

The general purpose of this study was to organize psycho-social information pertaining to some issues. These include: Local peoples’ awareness and perception of risk of ecological problems associated with Lake Ziway/Dembel; the issues of community participation and mobilization in resource conservation, preservation and sustainable use; psycho-social consequences of the adverse climatic happenings in the lake...

Author(s): Aschale Kassie Haile and Esmael Seid