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: September 2011; 3(9)

September 2011

Igbo cultural and religious worldview: An insider’s perspective

  Although it can easily be contended that there is no dearth of ethnographic reports and writings on the Igbo people of Nigeria, yet it can equally be argued that most of such reports, particularly those arising from the works of Christian missionaries and British colonial ethnographers had largely been concerned with giving a general picture of the mores, customs and traditions of the Igbo. The core of such...

Author(s): Chinwe M. A. Nwoye

September 2011

Conservative Hindu reactions to non-heterosexual rights in India

  India, often celebrated as the largest democracy in the world and, despite observable ‘modernist’ trends and secularizing trajectories, remains a deeply religious culture displaying entrenched attitudes towards traditional family life and sexual conduct. In 2009, homosexuality was legalised by the High Court of the nation’s capital, Delhi. Although the repeal of the law prohibiting...

Author(s): Stephen J. Hunt

September 2011

Social support as a panacea for mental illness: A study of Nigerian immigrants in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

  This paper synthesizes some literatures in the field of Public Health and Migration as well as fieldworks on Nigerian immigrants in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Some of the existing literatures support the view that social contacts tend to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  in refugees, and identified unemployment, lack of access to health care, lack of basic amenities and...

Author(s): Adeagbo Oluwafemi