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: 305

Table of Content: May 2014; 6(5)

May 2014

On how power is produced: The case of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in the Angolan electoral process of 2008

Inspired by Luhmann’s concept of autopoiesis, this article will critically assess Angola’s process of political transition towards democracy by focusing on 2008 legislative elections. It aims to demonstrate that the development of the Angolan electoral process revealed the strategies by which the political hegemony of the MPLA constructed the necessary pre-conditions in order to secure its viability,...

Author(s): Catarina Antunes Gomes

May 2014

‘Women and Armed Conflict: Widows in Kashmir’

The armed conflict in the state of J and K has touched the lives of all the people living in the Valley in some way or the other. Though, many women have become direct and indirect victims of this conflict. They have faced violence either indirectly in the form of loss/death of near and dear ones or become the direct victims of torture, assault etc. The paper is a sociological account of the experiences of the women who...

Author(s): Farah Qayoom

May 2014

Muslim/Christian politics of religion in Nigeria: The Sharī’ah application and the religious foundations of global Muslim engagement with modernity

Contrary to the traditional modernist theories that development and progress can only be achieved through the western secular modernizing project, many Islamic societies are rejecting modernism and the modernization project, to borrow (Arnason 2003), “as an organic globalizing process” but not “as a globalizing civilization in the plural.” This paper differentiates between Islamic modernity and...

Author(s): Ibrahim Olatunde Uthman and Lateef Oluwole Abbas

May 2014

Assessment of social and emotional care services for elders in Awira - Amba Community Elders’ Care Center, Ethiopia

The main purpose of this study was to assess social and emotional care services provided for elders in Awira-Amiba Community Elders’ Care Center. Data were gathered through in-depth interview. The results revealed that some of the social needs of elders in the care were not met.  That is, they did not adequately interact in the social networks with their children, grandchildren, and extended families....

Author(s): Missaye Mulatie, Belay Tefera, Birhanu Mekonnen, Mengesha Endalew and Daniel Tsehay