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: November 2010; 2(9)

November 2010

Social movements in a split: Bolivia’s protesters after their triumph

  This article takes Bolivia as a case in point to reflect upon the dilemmas and challenges that social movements find themselves confronted with once they, and in particular the party/movement coalition representing their grievances and demands, win power. The point to be made is that a fissure between the governing faction or party of the victorious movements and the remaining constituting movements is...

Author(s): Ton Salman

November 2010

Differential association theory and juvenile delinquency in Ghana’s capital city - Accra: The case of Ghana borstal institute

Current sociological theories argue that, delinquency results from economic and family relational problems. Unable to have their parents meet their material needs, children turn to all sorts of activities, many of which eventually lead to delinquent acts. Other theories focus on the role of peer relationships in determining deviancy. Using Edwin Sutherland’s differential association theory, this study explores the...

Author(s): Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh and Paul K. Andoh,

November 2010

Female perceptions of health hazards associated with indoor air pollution in Bangladesh

This paper will identify health hazards associated with indoor air pollution (IAP) in Bangladesh. Research into IAP in Bangladesh has been neglected for many decades. This neglect may reflect aspect of the marginalization of women in Bangladeshi society, especially as cooking is considered a social responsibility of women. The main purpose of the paper is to examine the extent to which female domestic cook experience...

Author(s): Bijoy Krishna Banik

November 2010

The belief and practice of divination among the Swahili Muslims in Mombasa district, Kenya

  This article gives a critical analysis of divination as practiced among the Swahili of Kenya coast. Radical changes in lifestyles were not associated with initial Islamization, but in latter days, Swahili contextualized Islam to recognize some of their cultural practices alongside Orthodox Islam. The belief and practice of divination is among such cultural practices that continue up to now. It is a practice...

Author(s): Esha Faki, E. M. Kasiera and O. M. J. Nandi