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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Afghanistan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access  
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique     Open Access  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
E+E : Estudios de Extensión en Humanidades     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Marx-Engels Jahrbuch     Hybrid Journal  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  

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AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities
Number of Followers: 5  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2227-5452
Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [265 journals]
  • The role of Nigerian youths in effective implementation of security and
           social development intervention

    • Authors: Bello Ibrahim
      Abstract: This paper investigated the role of youths in effective implementation of security and social development intervention in Nigeria. The Evolutionary Theory of Social Development and Human Development Theory were used to explain the role of youths in effective implementation of security and social development intervention in Nigeria, but the latter was adopted in the study due to its adequacy in addressing the problem and linking the variables under study (youths, security development and social development intervention). The study found that the role of youths in effective implementation of security and social development intervention in Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized. This is because youths have been deeply involved in various self-help projects in various Local and State Governments in Nigeria. Their areas of interventions cover projects involving trade, commerce, security, Home Economics, small and medium term enterprises and agriculture, anti-corruption, counterterrorism, community policing and drug-free clubs among others. The paper concluded that youths have many means of contributing to the development of their societies. Many local and international NGOs are either initiated by the Nigerian youths or co-opt our youths to intervene in the above mentioned areas. Some of them are backed by the government to execute their activities or pressurise the government to be responsive to the citizens in the area of security and social development. This is conditioned by the youths' social and psychological disposition and level of productivity. However, the productivity of the youths and their role in the security and social development of Nigeria depends on the government’s willingness to empower the youths in social, economic and political terms.Keywords: Development, Security, Role of Youths in Nigeria, Social Development Intervention, Youths
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • The use of history and culture in the development of tourism in Nigeria

    • Authors: Stanley I. Okoroafor
      Abstract: Nigeria has expressed the willingness to change from the mono-resource economy borne by petroleum. There has been the realistic desire to develop and utilize the tourism industry in diversifying the economy as the fortune from the oil and gas sector dwindles by the day. An evaluation of this feeling shows that cultural tourism above other aspects of the industry is one that Nigeria is better positioned to do well in, judging from what rich traditions and cultural heritage can be seen through the nation’s past historical experience. This paper depicted the huge potentials laden in Nigeria’s cultural tourism advocates proper appropriation of such and involvement of all for optional utilisation of the resources therein. In the same vein, it exposed and decried the notable societal ills such as insecurity in the country bedevilling the efforts being made in this respect and proffered suggestions on how to improve on the extant provisions bring forth new ones and gainfully support the development of the industry.Keywords: history, cultural tourism, diversified economy
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Traditional societies and social change in Nigeria: a study of Ekpe among
           the people of Cross River State

    • Authors: Lucky Success Ehimeme Enato
      Abstract: The paper critically examined the Ekpe society in its indigenous form and nature prior the advent of Christianity, Western education and Western influence. It described the religion, social, economic and political structures of the society as progressive and dynamic. But, Ekpe in the course of the colonial period underwent a wide range of fundamental changes in their structure, roles, status and activities. The attitude of colonial agencies, the tenets of colonial enterprise – Christianity, Western education and commerce and the pursuit of these tenets as well as some activities of the societies themselves, conduced inevitably to a series of measures adopted by colonial authorities to suppress the societies in question. The acts of suppression altered the pattern of relationship of these societies to their communities and people by altering (diminishing) their roles, status and activities. The aim of this paper is to examine the role and activities of this society, its confrontation with colonial authorities as well as its contemporary standing. Essentially, this is an examination of the themes of change and continuity. The methodology adopted in the course of researching is the primary and secondary sourcesKeywords: Traditional Societies, Social Change, Ekpe, Cross River State
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Multinational corporations and skills development in Nigeria: the case of
           Unilever Nigeria PLC

    • Authors: Joseph O. Jiboku
      Abstract: The quest for skills development perhaps accounts for why developing countries like Nigeria attract multinational corporations (MNCs) to their territories to invest in their economies. MNCs are the custodians of skills vital for social and economic transformation of any nation. However, despite their skills advantage, Nigeria presents a paradox where the long existence of numerous multinational corporations has not translated into the development of local skills which are essential for sustainable development and transformation. Some of the MNCs have shot down operations while some have relocated without the Nigerians being able to operate these companies even on a reduced capacity. In the light of this negative scenario, this paper examined the skills development programmes and strategies of Unilever, Nigeria PLC. Unilever is an old company whose business operations date back to the colonial period and has remained a household name in home care manufacturing. The paper adopted qualitative method of research based on primary data obtained from interviews and secondary data from relevant literature. It situated its arguments on the Human Capital Theory and the Profit Pathology narrative. The paper contended that national institutional framework is required in Nigeria to align multinational skills development practices with the country’s skills development aspirations in order to maximise the MNCs’ skills development benefits.Keywords: Multinational Corporations, Skills, Governance, Social Development, Economic Development, Transformation, Sustainability
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Bibliometrics study: article usage and citation counts metric in trade

    • Authors: Murtala Muhammad, Ahmed Baita Garko
      Abstract: This paper examined the relationship between article usage count and citation count metric for published studies in trade liberalization. Data were extracted from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Social Science Citation Index Expanded database a hub for markedly prominent journals. The data covers articles that are published from 1980 to 2015. Our study grouped articles published in trade liberalization according to their total citations into 4 categories. These are 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th top 50 cited articles. Kruskal-Walis test was used to analyze the total citation and citation per year data. While Spearman’s correlation was used to analyze prospective relationship between total citations received by articles and the length of abstract and article title word counts at 95% confidence interval. Based on the aforementioned arrangement, the usage count in the last 180 days and since from January 2013 to December, 2015 showed that 1st top 50 cited articles retained their position for both usage counts in the last 180 days and since 2013. Surprisingly, 4th top cited articles usage count since 2013 became second ranked to that of 1st top 50 articles. Thereby, surpassing 2nd and 3rd top 50 cited articles. Research and publication interest in the field of trade liberalization in the study period had grown remarkably. These research activities also attract huge usage counts especially from 2013 as acknowledged by this study. Moreover, this trend suggests that trade liberalization may have high impact on future research focus and on economic policies.Keywords: Bibliometric, Web of Science, article usage count, citation count metric, research trend
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Sustainable intra-country transportation system: a panacea for African
           regional economic integration

    • Authors: Adeleke Omotayo
      Abstract: This study examined the scope of African’s regional economic integration and the role of transport infrastructure, domestic trade, trade facilitation, intra-African trade, market competitiveness, policies and planning, and regional economic communities (RECs). Trade and not aid, is the new mantra for those clamouring for unique solutions to solving African problems instead of soliciting for funds outside the continent. However, the figures for intra-Africa trading have not been impressive mostly due to infrastructural conditions. Trade and transport barriers lessen the competitiveness of locally manufactured goods. It is argued that a sustainable intra-country transport infrastructure has an immense impact on macroeconomics and development, therefore, it is an irreplaceable factor for wider economic integration. As such, single markets can merge with the regional ones with the aid of protocols and resolutions at the regional economic communities. The focus is entirely placed on the road transport because it is the mainstay of most African economies. An assessment was done on transport policies in Nigeria, as an example and some regional efforts too to improve the sector’s condition.
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Humanism of the Nigerian womanist: a cultural appraisal of Femi
           Osofisan’s Tegonni: an African Antigone

    • Authors: Christine Odi
      Abstract: The evolution of global societies in this age is taking alarmingly negative turns that seem to be catapulting the world into inevitable self-destruction. The incessant violence, terror, horror, disease and deprivation that have enveloped most societies in the world bear testimony to that. Within the Cultural context of the Nigerian worldview human life used to be greatly valued above all else. In contemporary times, human life is fast becoming worthless and cultural values meaningless. Against this bleak global reality, this essay attempts to examine Femi Osofisan’s portraiture of Tegoni and the humanist ideals that he endows her with. The essay investigated the motivational force behind the actions she takes, the consequences of her actions in the throes of the cultural clash prevalent in her society at the time, and her inordinately firm resolve to take full responsibility for her decisions and actions in the face of certain death. The essay’s conclusions revealed that the true Nigerian Womanist as exemplified by Tegoni and a host of other Womanist heroines, will against all odds, strive to nurture and preserve human life and accord it, at all times, the respect, esteem and dignity it deserves in a world where the worth of the human life has become inconsequential.
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • The mass media and national development: the case of ‘baby factory’
           activities in Nigeria

    • Authors: Onyinyechi Nancy Nwaolikpe
      Abstract: The mass media play vital role in the national development of any nation, they provide information, education, entertainment, integration and social interaction in a country by giving insight into the happenings in the society and helping with the development of a nation. The media are also seen as an agent of change instilling new values and behaviours in the society. This paper examined the mass media, national development and ‘baby factory’ activities in Nigeria. It examined the role of the mass media in national development and the need for the mass media to raise campaign program to combat proliferation of ‘baby factory’ activities in Nigeria. It explored the agenda-setting and development media theory and explained that the media should be used for nation building. This paper argued that though the mass media have the power to easily propagate ideas on social change, they do not perform their functions and objectives fully in Nigeria due to political, economic and social conditions in the country and in the mass media organizations and concluded that they should be allowed to promote the national identity of Nigeria through the in-depth coverage of societal issues that may be detrimental to the country’s growth.Keywords: ‘Baby factory’ activities, ‘Baby factory’, Mass media, National development
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Accounts, excuses and apologies of juvenile sexual offenders in selected
           prisons in Lagos, Nigeria

    • Authors: Richard A. Aborisade, Oladele A. Adeleke, Abimbola R. Shontan
      Abstract: Indeed, appreciable number of researches has been conducted to facilitate relevant insights about the aetiology of child sexual offending in Nigeria; however, the understanding of the origins and causes of sexually abusive behaviour perpetrated against minors in the country remains rudimentary. This present study examined the psychosocial and psychosexual histories of offenders and presented the accounts, excuses and apologies of child sexual offenders. Drawing on the Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending (ITSO), explanations of adults’ sexual attraction towards the underage, mode of operation and events leading to sexual abuse of the children were investigated. Qualitative analysis of official demographic and offence history data, and in-depth interviews of 29 purposively selected offenders in Ikoyi, Kirikiri Medium and Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos revealed that a combination of developmental experiences, biological processes, cultural norms, emotional arrest, psychological vulnerability, and sociological inadequacies are responsible for onset of abusive behaviour towards children. The excuses of the offenders for their abusive behaviour hinged on unfulfilled sexual needs, drug influence, ignorance of the law, impulse disorder, alcohol, senility, the urge to feel in control and powerful or the identification with young children as a result of arrested emotional development. The study concludes that the factors that accounts for child sexual abuse in Nigeria are multidimensional, hence, singular factorial theories may fail to effectively expose the aetiology of sexual abuse of the underage in the country. There is need for concerted efforts to be directed towards addressing the problem of objectification and sexual violence against children in the country.Keywords: Accounts, Apologies, Excuses, Child Sexual Abuse, Juvenile Sex Offenders
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Deconstruction of conservative cinematic narratives on women’s
           identity: an urging necessity

    • Authors: Emily Oghale God’spresence
      Abstract: Feminist film theory, with its focus on the representation of women in cinema, sets the stage for feminist film critics to address the distortions on women’s identity in cinema. Little wonder that discourses in feminist film criticism attempt to suggest ways of deconstructing the distortions which are assumed to have resulted from the manipulative influence of male filmmakers. Their efforts in drawing the attention of film scholars to the perpetuation of the negative profiling of the woman’s image in cinema result from the notion that early filmmakers were males who anchored their narratives on a male’s world view. Therefore, to present an objective perspective, there is urging need for a re-definition of women’s roles in cinema. Consequently, they surmised that the lopsided representation of women in cinema by males requires a deconstruction of this trend that undermines the best side of the other sex so as to accommodate a woman-centred ideology: this is in order to harness women’s experiences. This work therefore, encourages the less-favoured sex to take up the fight with more determination to re-write history and change the ordering of regular but infamous dictates of culture and gender themes in film narratives. To this end, the “theory of deconstruction” will serve as the frame work for this study.Keywords: Cinema, feminist film criticism, women filmmakers, manipulation, Stereotype, deconstruction
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Revolutionizing teaching and learning through the social media in Nigeria

    • Authors: Peace Ireju Amannah, Josephine Osatohanmwem Adeyeye
      Abstract: The pervasive status of the social media has made it a formidable factor in human endeavour. This work sought to exhaustively examine the impact of this biggest platform for communication, with a view to seeing what its usage could portend for the educational system in Nigeria. With the work anchored on the Social Categories and Technological Determinism Theories, it observed that while it is fast becoming an order in much developed world, the trend is yet to be fully embraced in our education system. The paper had concluded that the social media have the capacity to revolutionize teaching and learning given their impact in places that have adopted them. It however recommended that frantic efforts must be made to check against hijacking the social media for cheating, which could spell doom for our education.
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Philosophy as a veritable tool for peace-building

    • Authors: Basil Sunday Nnamdi, Arinze Agbanusi
      Abstract: In many parts of the world today, it is conflict, conflict and conflict. They include interracial, interregional, interreligious, international, intertribal, interstate, intercommunity, interfamily and interpersonal conflicts. The magnitude of some of these conflicts raises serious concerns about human existence in the globe. Besides, it is of common knowledge that there cannot be real socio-economic development in the midst of conflict. Now, in this situation, what contribution can a discipline like Philosophy boast of as having contributed to peace development in the world' What can the discipline, Philosophy, contribute to peace development in the world' This question is necessitated by the fact that Philosophy prides itself as a discipline which is predominantly concerned with trying to solve fundamental problems about human existence. Using the hermeneutic method, this paper introduced the discipline, Philosophy, presenting it as a veritable tool for the achievement of peace, the absence of which is inimical to human progress.
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Nigerian journalists and ethical dilemmas: the ‘SAD

    • Authors: Kingsley Chukwuemeka Izuogu, Dennis Omeonu, Emenike Ubani, Alphonsus Ugwu
      Abstract: Ever since Philosophers developed and devoted themselves to the study of why
      human beings behave the way they do, as well as the results of such behaviours, the concept of ethics has continued to grow not only in prominence, but in complexity and controversy. Being a public-spherical profession in which truth, fairness, sense of duty and consideration of possible consequences combine to determine the course of a given action; journalism will continue to remain at the centre of such complex and controvertible discourses for a long time. Basically, the objective of this paper is to research into the ethical dilemmas that hamstring the practice of journalism in Nigeria. Relying on secondary data, this paper radically explores the subject matter vis-à-vis the major reasons that orchestrate journalists’ vulnerability to such dilemmas. In conclusion, the paper submits that the application of the ‘SAD’ formula is a panacea to resolving the various ethical dilemmas encountered by Nigerian journalists in the day-to-day discharge of their responsibilities.Keywords: Ethical Dilemmas, Journalism Practice, Media Laws, Nigerian Society, SAD Imperative
      PubDate: 2018-03-20
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
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