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: October 2013; 5(7)

October 2013

The travails and challenges of a post-military state on Nigerian youth

  Nigeria attained its political independence in 1960 amidst hope and optimism that, the attainment of the political independence from the British would bring about good governance, engender the rule of law and allow for popular government through violent-free election and also unfettered rooms for economic growth and sustainable human development. Few years later, the hope of a young and dynamic Nigerian state...

Author(s): Waziri B. Adisa

October 2013

Indigenous and popular Islamic therapies of restoring health and countering sorcery among the Digo of Kenya

  Among the Digo of Kenya the belief and fear of sorcery is most prevalent that many things are explained in relation with it. Over the years, major sorcery-detection and eradication ‘crusades’ conducted by individuals alleging to be endowed with supernatural powers to detect and neutralize purported sorcerers have been witnessed among the Digo. During the eradication ‘crusades’ a...

Author(s): Hassan Juma Ndzovu

October 2013

Prehistoric sorcerers and postmodern furries: Anthropological point of view

  This paper provides an analysis of prehistoric art documenting the genesis of human creativity. The Upper Paleolithic saw creative rise of material technology as well as artistic creativity as documented by a wide range of artefacts. These artefacts probably depict prehistoric figures of sorcerers (shamans) who masked themselves as animals for their rites. At the same time these images can be interpreted as...

Author(s): Barbora Půtová

October 2013

Appraisal system: A tool for performance in selected organizations in Nigeria

  The empirical survey focuses on the use of performance appraisal (PA) in most organisations in Nigeria. The study actually exposes the way and manner performance appraisal is done in most organisations in Nigeria which is characterized with bias. The study findings showed that employees have good knowledge of PA but their attitude towards it is not positive because of the way it is done. Also, the effects of...

Author(s): Kolawole, Taiwo Olabode, Komolafe, I. T., Adebayo, Anthony Abayomi and Adegoroye, A. Abayomi

October 2013

Impact of old age allowance among rural aged: An empirical investigation

  Evidences of the recognition of the elderly rights at the state level are found in the constitution of Bangladesh. However, the aged people are facing various unexpected sufferings, which are caused by poverty and health related complications. Considering the pitiful financial conditions of aged, the Government of Bangladesh launched a Social Safety Net Program (SSNP) namely Old Age Allowance Program (OAAP)...

Author(s): Md. Shahidur Rahman Choudhary