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: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

Defining witchcraft-related crime in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

  In the South African context, criminal acts that are associated with beliefs in witchcraft have illustrated the complexities that emerge in the relationship between crime and culture.  Witchcraft beliefs continue to play an important role in the lives of many African communities. However, when these beliefs manifest themselves in the harming of others, either through perceived supernatural means or...

Author(s): Theodore Petrus

January 2011

The menace of begging in Nigerian cities: A sociological analysis

  Despite the concerted efforts of scholars, government, media and general public to tackle the problem of begging in Nigerian society, the problem seems intractable especially in our cities. Against this background, this study examines begging from different social perspectives and discovered that the problem of begging is multidimensional. The study also observed that past research exercises on the subject...

Author(s): O. A. Fawole, D. V. Ogunkan and A. Omoruan

January 2011

Correlation between socioeconomic differences and infant mortality in the Arab World (1990-2009)

  The infant mortality rate (IMR) is one of the most important indicators of the socioeconomic and of the health status of a community and is considered as an index of differentials in health and socioeconomic condition in a community. This article was aimed to determine the relationship between socio-economic differences (literacy rate, unemployment, poverty, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), early marriage,...

Author(s): Mazen Abuqamar, Danny Coomans and Fred Louckx

January 2011

Elements of Iberian and pre-columbian religious cosmology in central Meso-America

  In order to argue that contemporary performances of religious roles and theater in Middle America in fact are continuous replays of the original trauma of contact and its rehabilitation, and thus act as immanent conduits of the period of conquest and subjugation, the past sixty years of relevant anthropological texts are analyzed as discursive statements. These disciplinary archives rely on much older...

Author(s): G. V. Loewen