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: November 2011; 3(11)

November 2011

Kuhn and the actual practice of science: Examining the extent to which Kuhn’s analysis is scientific

  In the structure of scientific revolutions hereunder referred to as SSR (1962), Kuhn claimed to have captured correctly how science is practiced. However, his critics such as Shapere (1984) argued that Kuhn’s account is far from being a true account of how science is practiced. Consequently, this led to a philosophical dispute on whether or not Kuhn’s work was a correct interpretation of how...

Author(s): Kennedy Onkware, Janet Kassilly Nasambu Barasa and Felix Nguzo Kioli

November 2011

A re-reading of the Egyptian Zaynab al-Ghazzali, the muslim brotherhood and the islamic feminist movement in contemporary society

  This paper focuses on the activism and feminism of the Egyptian Islamist, Zaynab al-GhazzālÄ« al-JubaylÄ« (1918 to 2009) in order to examine how she has thought about Muslim women’s roles in both the political and Islamist struggles of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The existing literature while attesting to Zaynab al-GhazzālÄ«’s eminent position in both contemporary Islamic circles and...

Author(s): Ibrahim Olatunde Uthman

November 2011

Human trafficking in Nigeria: Implication for human immune deficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic

  Human trafficking is largely a form of slavery. The international awareness of the crime has over the years increased. Nigeria is a country of origin, transit and destination for human trafficking. This paper attempts to articulate the potential vulnerability of the victims, appraise the link between trafficking and human immune deficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic, assess...

Author(s): M. D. Enaikele and A. O. Olutayo

November 2011

Social organization and cultural institutions of the Afar of Northern Ethiopia

  An anthropological study was conducted on the social organizations and traditional cultural institutions of the Afar pastoral society in northern Ethiopia. This paper describes the clan-based institutions that are central to Afar culture and cosmology. Gerontocracy (the rule of elders), well established economic and political support networks and a patriarchal authority at all levels...

Author(s): Kelemework Tafere Reda

November 2011

Beyond disability and ethnicity challenges: Narrative of a Paralympian

  This study reports a narrative which highlights the cultural influences over sporting experiences and focuses on the challenges in overcoming the barriers. The narrative provides a synopsis of the dynamics of ethnicity, culture and athleticism of an Islamic woman from the Islamic state of Malaysia. With an unstructured interview, the narrative was acquired and analyzed using Foucauldian discourse analysis in...

Author(s): Anaurene Roy

November 2011

Social attitude and socio economic status of physical education students of Jammu Kashmir and Punjab states

  The purpose of the present study was to determine the social attitude and socio economic status between physical education students of Punjab and Jammu Kashmir states. To obtain data for this study, the investigator had selected two hundred (N = 200) subjects, out of which one hundred (N = 100) from Punjab state and one hundred (n = 100) from Jammu Kashmir state who were studying in SKR college of Physical...

Author(s): Hilal Ahmad, Gaurav Dureja and Surjeet Singh