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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: 11)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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: 10)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access  
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     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: 5)
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)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 27)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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: 7)
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: 16)
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 for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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: 3)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 20)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
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: 26)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 31)
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: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
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)
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access  
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 1)
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

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  • Agreement and Anti-Agreement in Berber: A Multiple-Feature Inheritance

      Pages: 1 - 14
      Abstract: This study proposes understanding Agreement and Anti-Agreement in Berber from Multi-Feature Inheritance (MFI) account following Branigan’s (2016) recent approach. The study aims to bridge a misunderstanding in the literature where it has been assumed that Feature Inheritance (FI) can only account for Agreement relations while Anti-agreement relations can only be established by a direct Agree between C as a probe and its goal. Under MFI, it can be argued that FI can account for all aspects of Agreement/Anti-agreement. The study, therefore, presents a unification of the three mechanisms proposed by Ouali (2008). The new approach is tested on data from Berber.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Logistics in Yemen: Optimal Intermodal Frieght Transportation

    • Authors: Hisham Najeeb Said AL-Shikh, Valliappan Raju
      Pages: 15 - 24
      Abstract: Major roads in Yemen are not paved and its population density is high in coastal areas, implementing the idea of intermodal transportation method all over the coastline will give the product industries a huge advantages, due to its attractive solutions to the poor transportation infrastructure and its extremely limited road transportation system. The transport of goods in Yemen depends heavily on road transport in the absence of rail transport and limited movement by air transport and its high cost, the private sector provides the bulk of land transport services (goods) and has accompanied the performance of road transport activities in the absence of regulation and supervision. In this research paper the author intends to analyse and develop optimal intermodal freight transportation plans for product shipping in Yemen by using two modes of transport (truck, ship) without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes. Using intermodal transportation is vital for the product movement and supplies when single mode alternative becomes unusable or infeasible. The author intends to use quantitative research method, plan and execute fieldwork, collecting data form freight companies (truck, ship), local factories, Ministry of Transportation, etc. Compile preliminary maps of roads condition and population density. First the author intends to visit the Ministry of Transport to closely monitor the program and objectives of the Ministry and the secret of work and projects in which it is implemented and meet with its representative for the purpose of collecting data and evidence of the difficulties it faces in order to become familiar with it Comprehensively and directly on its problems and study the possible solutions. , the author will intend to visit Aden and Hodeida ports to view the service and facilities for a better understanding of the processes and to examine the availabilities of intermodal transportation freight and collect data of sea freight costs. The author also intends to visit a local factory (Shamlan Industry Ltd) to explore difficulties of products movement on road, costs, etc. the author attempts to provide an in depth examination of two major tasks, single mode and multimodal. Finally the Author intends to visit Ministry of public works and roads to compile preliminary maps of roads condition and population density. As a result Intermodal transportation can be a solution when transportation resources are scarce, bad road infrastructure and mountainous terrain. The quantity of demand is usually high and required an instant solution to meet the demand of the transportation resources. After analysing data and identifying findings of two modes of transportation, the author found multimodal fright transportation cost is comparatively advantage over single transportation mode
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Quest for Wholeness and Individuation in Atwood's novel
           Surfacing: A Psycho-Feminist Approach

    • Authors: Latef S. N. Berzenji
      Pages: 25 - 33
      Abstract: Most of Margaret Atwood's novels depict women facing external and internal obstacles in their attempt to attain self-realisation as they are internally divided because of encountering the harsh realities of life, or living in a community ruled by patriarchal conventions. Many women characters, especially Atwood's protagonists, suffer from psychic split because of specific external factors and are haunted by mental and emotional traumas. This paper studies Atwood's Surfacing (1972) by examining the events that take place in the protagonist's mind as part of her long-running quest for wholeness; highlighting the mental process she undergoes to achieve such an aim. As a feminist writer, Atwood's primary aim is to explore women’s inner psyche, their conflicts and search for identification. The writer wants to highlight the terrifying gap existing between man and woman. The paper attempts to assert that self-realization is at the heart of her novel under consideration.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Everyday aesthetics on staycation as a pathway to restoration

    • Authors: Anu Marjaana Besson
      Pages: 34 - 52
      Abstract: This multidisciplinary study enforces a suggested link between everyday aesthetic experiences and restoration. The studied phenomenon is staycation, a short-term holiday spent at home or at one’s home region, to identify how people use a (culturally) familiar environment for everyday aesthetic enjoyment and how that influences restoration. This focus minimises the potential effect of long-distance travel, novelty and escapism to restoration. Staycation has not been studied before from the perspective of everyday aesthetics and restoration. I explore staycation through a lens of qualitative media analysis; history and empirical research of holiday-making; and theories in everyday aesthetics.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Emphasizing the Suppression of Feminist Voices and Women Rhetoricians

    • Authors: Ashok Bhusal
      Pages: 53 - 57
      Abstract: This article highlights the suppression tactics used to marginalize four women writers from the prior four centuries and attempts to find commonalities among these rhetors. They are getting recognition for their long overlooked rhetorical skills. We, as students of rhetoric, need to continue to look for other women rhetors who have been largely marginalized or ignored and reclaim their contributions in the twenty-first century.  
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Protection of Animals in Thailand--An Insight into Animal Protection

    • Authors: Sulaiman Dorloh
      Pages: 58 - 63
      Abstract: There are many critics of current Thai law concerning the welfare of animals. They argue that the PACPAWA,2014 is inadequate to protect the welfare of animals. The absence of clear guidelines in the legislation concerning animal welfare has resulted in animal welfare receiving inadequate protection. There are other limitations contributing to the inadequacy of existing laws in protecting animals in Thailand. The possible penalties are very low. For the offence of cruelty against an animal, the PACPAWA,2014  sets a maximum fine of TBH 2000. This is considered inadequate and ineffective in preventing cruelty to animals. The study utilises  doctrinal  legal research or library-based research approach to provide valuable insights in understanding the law and and ascertaining the principles of legal interpretation and analysis. The study also provides possible suggestions to enhance the protection of the welfare of animals in Thailand.  The research suggests that education should play an important role in promoting kindness towards animals.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Roles and Functions of the Patani Muslim Religious Committee Council in
           Propagating and Preserving Islam as a Religion under Thai Constitution

    • Authors: Sulaiman Dorloh, Abdol Rauh Yaacob
      Pages: 64 - 74
      Abstract: This paper examines the roles and the functions that the Islamic committee members play at the Muslim Religious Committee Council in the Patani province in propagating and preserving Islam as a religion under the Thai Constitution.  Other councils for example, Narathiwat Muslim Religious Committee Council (NMRCC), Yala Muslim Religious Committee Council (YMRCC) and Satul Muslim Religious Committee Council (SMRCC) also embarks upon their own roles besides solving the matrimonial disputes among the Muslims in the deep south. This is due to the fact that the sole purpose of the establishment of the Muslim Religious Committee Councils is to propagate the Islamic teachings and monitor the affair of Muslims in those four provinces. Unfortunately, in the recent year, there are some allegations and misunderstandings as to the roles played by the committee.  Although there have been attempts to clarify such misconception, no attempt has been made to provide sufficient information and concrete solutions to the above problems. To a large extent those roles and functions are being carried out by the committee since the beginning of the establishment of the councils. Hence, this paper intends to investigate the roles and the functions of the committee in the Patani Muslim Religious Committee Council by exploring the current tasks and responsibilities of the Islamic committee members in the sphere of propagating and preserving the Islamic teachings as well as conducting the dispute resolution mechanism. Finally, the author will provide some possible solutions and suggestions to the current problems faced by PMRCC. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Nollywood, Popular Culture and Nigerian National Identity

    • Authors: Charles Effiong, Lucy Michael Iseyen
      Pages: 75 - 86
      Abstract: Film culture in Nigeria has become very popular among Nigerian and transnational audiences especially in Africa to the extent that there is hardly a day people do not look for new films produced by Nollywood. In the same light, there is hardly a street in the country where one cannot find at least a video shop that distributes these films. Young and old people especially those in the rural areas are often found hanging around these shops to catch a glimpse of any of the films advertised by retail outlets. This has therefore proven the popularity of Nollywood productions among the people, who see in these films issues of culture that engage their attention and also try to give them awareness about socio-cultural practices that are common in the society. A major problem of concern is that although these films expose and treat cultural issues that affect the society, their promotion of a true national identity is questionable. In this regard, this paper is an attempt to examine how the films produced by Nollywood have been able to promote national identity vis-à-vis showcasing the cultural values of the people that can be cherished in the Nigerian society and beyond.  Arguments on this will be done through qualitative (interview) method and supported by Kantian morality theory, which will help in concluding that as popular culture, Nigerian films have created among Nigerians and the world some cultural practices that tend to give the Nigerian people a negative identity. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • A Pragmalinguistic and Sociopragmatic Study of Praise and Criticism in
           Academic Writing: The Case of Arabic Academic Book Reviews

    • Authors: Awni Shati Etaywe
      Pages: 87 - 121
      Abstract: Given the scarce literature on the Arabic academic book reviews (BRs) and the relatively under-searched praise and criticism speech acts, this study investigates praise and criticism as reflected in the evaluative voice of Arabic academic BRs. It aims to identify the evaluated aspects, the conventional lexical resources, praise and criticism strategies, and how politeness is achieved. To this end, the non-reactive fully naturalistic approach was used to collect data from 30 academic BRs. The corpus was analyzed qualitatively, and drawn chiefly on the speech act theory, Brown and Levinson’s notion of politeness, and Leech’s maxims of politeness. Results showed that praise and criticism were for the author and the authored. Lexical resources were affective, judgmental and appreciative, and presenting formulaic evaluation. Praise was for general and specific aspects of content, style, usefulness and relevance to the field, publishing standards, readership, and author’s reputation and expertise. Criticism was for specific aspects of content and style. ‘Statement of advantages via explicit expression of attitude’ appeared as the most frequent praise strategy. Criticism was direct and mostly indirect, with marked use of mitigation devices. Approbation Maxim and Tact Maxim characterized Arabic BRs. This study provides implications for cultural pragmatics and academic writing.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Epistemological Metaphors: Orders of Knowledge and Control in the
           Encyclopedist Myths of Cyberspace

    • Authors: Ron Iphofen
      Pages: 122 - 141
      Abstract: The apparent freeing of information access and knowledge accumulation that was the promise of modern communications technology – the Internet, World Wide Web and mobile digitized telecommunications – heralded the opportunity to attain some of the ideals that have been expounded for liberal education, open and lifelong learning, informed democratic decision-making and overall an increasingly informed populace and participative, well-educated electorate. The prospects for a democratization of knowledge acquisition had broad appeal – de-institutionalizing formal education, enhancing learner choice and ‘de-experting’ authoritative knowledge sources. Failings of intellectual imagination, political will and insight together with the inappropriate organization of resources have limited such aspirations. Escaping the constraints of formal, institutionalized education and established forms of knowledge ‘transfer’ may be more difficult to accomplish than has been anticipated. Achieving the promised flexibility and adaptability in human learning may be hampered by the problem of balancing an epistemological dilemma between the efficient management of information and intellectual freedom. This paper addresses the connected issues of the costs and benefits of online encyclopedism, the production and management of intellectual capital within information systems, and the influence of the more latent metaphors for knowledge management which have subtle consequences for social order and social control. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Selling America: How Post-Recession Ads Told Americans the Story of

    • Authors: Adriana Mariella
      Pages: 142 - 165
      Abstract: This work argues that after the recession in 2007, a kaleidoscope of similar themes about industrial Americana and the beauty of work came to dominate representations of “Americanness” in advertising and pop culture. Brands like Levi’s, Walmart, and Chrysler depended on the careful overlaying of collective imagination with existent myths about work, class, and grit, to create a distinct picture of America’s industrial past and establish themselves as part of its heritage. In doing so, they helped populate American culture with a hegemonic sense of national identity. They depicted an America built from greasy hands on Rust Belt factory floors, “summed up” (as Jameson or Barthes might put it) in whiskey, grit, and the frontier, in skyscrapers and pick up trucks. In turn, this reconstructed past helped inform an understanding of what made America, America and the things that would keep it that way: labor, hard work, “making.” In a post-industrial economy where widespread anxiety about industrial decline helped wage a Presidential campaign on promises to restore America to its former industrial glory, the stakes for remembering our past in this way are particularly high. To better understand how our past came to be remembered in this way, I look to modern culture’s blurred lines between entertainment and advertising, memory and fact, identity and myth, a phenomenon that has allowed advertising to disguise itself as historical fact and embed itself in collective memory. In capitalizing (quite literally) on anxieties of the modern moment to appeal to traditional American notions, it is able to reinforce and re-invent them in the process. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Reflections on the postcolonial novel: an interdisciplinary approach

    • Authors: Margarida Pereira Martins
      Pages: 166 - 177
      Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to propose an interdisciplinary reflection on how postcolonial fiction in English can help readers and scholars construct an idea of the post-colonial nation and the cultural identity of its people. This theory is part of a larger research project developed in my thesis The Search for Identity and the Construction of an Idea of India in the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai (2016). As discussed in this paper, national history, identity and cultural representation are the three aspects which through an analysis of different artistic production, including narratives are crucial to the building of knowledge on a nation, its culture and people Historical processes are the key to the unfolding of present circumstances and fundamental to the construction of a national identity with a collective feel. However, the perceptions of the past change according to philosophical and ideological trends, placing historical objectivity in the hands of its subjective counterpart. It is cultural theory and how it evolves in simultaneity with the world and its social, political, economic and technological development that in effect dictates the forms and expressions that give shape to societies, nations and identities. The function of the narrative, whether as text, visual arts, film, architecture, dance and other creative expressions of the self, is to tell a story. And every moment of every living being can be told in a story. History too is a story. Though it originally focused on the grand deeds of the European nations, with postcolonialism new stories began to emerge, revealing a world of diversity and deconstructing traditional views of history and power relations. However, this new approach to the historical, cultural and political dialectic was achieved through the effect of the postcolonial narrative which used Western forms and structures, such as the novel and the English language to achieve its aim. This appropriation of language and form resulted in an inversion of power relations as a cultural metaphor.    For the purpose of this debate, the present paper focuses on the theory surrounding the postcolonial novel and is divided into three main sections: a historical approach, postcolonial theory and the relation between anthropology and fiction. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Etude comparative de l’image de la Femme chez les poètes
           mystiques iraniens

    • Authors: Sedigheh Sherkat Moghaddam
      Pages: 178 - 188
      Abstract: La femme symbole du bien et du mal a supporté des rôles différents et très contradictoires dans la littérature et la poésie persanes. Son image est à la fois enjolivées et dégradées : Mère, amante, source d’inspiration ou victime.  Cette recherche a pour objectif de chercher à analyser ces images en rapport avec un contexte historique bien défini. Le poids de l’imaginaire social dans la formation de l’image de l’autre, nous a poussés à développer la question du monde imaginaire ainsi que du monde imaginal pour comprendre la formation des images féminines chez les poètes mystiques iraniens. Le mysticisme et le soufisme ont un impact sur les poètes et même les écrivains contemporains. La place occupée par les femmes dans le monde mystique a également captivé notre attention. L’accent est mis encore une fois sur les conséquences de la présence  des femmes dans la vie des hommes. C’est ainsi que la poésie et la littérature mystique se révèlent tel un outil de travail dans l’étude du statut de la femme au cours de l’histoire.Nous proposons une étude comparative des images identifiés chez les poètes et les écrivains mystiques iraniens tels que Sana’i Ghaznavi, Attâr de Neyshabour, Mowlana Djalâl e-ddin Rumi et Ibn Arabi. Nous allons voir que malgré la diversité de ces images, la plupart d’entre elles, sont positives et symboles d’une qualité parfois surhumain de la Femme.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Western Theatre and the Production Processes of Ọkumkpọ Masquerade
           Performance of Akpọha-Afikpo: A Study in Comparison

    • Authors: Bernard Eze Orji
      Pages: 189 - 200
      Abstract: Masquerade performances transcend mere mask adornment. It involves preparations that take varying lengths of time and painstaking efforts. During the elaborate behind-the-scene pre-performance processes of mask and costume construction, musical and choreography practices, composition of new songs and tunes, making of props and floats; all participants showcase deep gestalt spirit and collaboration. Such energies are also found within the process of production in contemporary western theatre. Way beyond arguing whether masquerade performances qualify as theatre or not, this paper concerns itself with x-raying the procedures of staging Ọkumkpọ Masquerade of Akpọha, and determining how each of its segments (script consultation, audition, rehearsals, building and or hiring costumes, publicity, presentation) exhibit theatreness. The preferred tool for this enquiry is performance analysis because of its suitability for interrogating each individual aspect of a staged/live event. Interviews will also be employed as an auxiliary method for eliciting data from participants. This paper concludes that every aspect of the modern theatre directing reflects in Ọkumkpọ Masquerade theatre production processes. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Le raisonnement démonstratif dans le Discours sur l’origine de
           l’inégalité de J.-J. Rousseau

    • Authors: Béchir Saidi
      Pages: 201 - 207
      Abstract:       Les modes de raisonnement démonstratif à savoir le raisonnement par la décomposition, le raisonnement par le syllogisme et le raisonnement par l’analogie permettent à Rousseau de convaincre un auditoire spécifique voire spécialisé. Cet auditoire est le jury de l’Académie de Dijon qui cherche une réponse convaincante à la question de l’origine de l’inégalité humaine. La réponse correctement justifiée à cette question permettrait à Rousseau de remporter le prix que ce jury va accorder pour celui qui va témoigner que l’inégalité humaine est autorisée par la loi naturelle. Mais Rousseau va au-delà de la réponse à la question de l’inégalité parmi les hommes car il ne cherche pas seulement le gain du prix accordé par les académiciens pour celui qui répondrait correctement à la question de l’origine de l’inégalité. L’intention de Rousseau est plutôt de persuader un lecteur plus vaste et plus général du rôle fondamental de la civilisation et de la socialisation dans l’apparition de l’inégalité et de l’injustice entre les hommes. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Problematic of meaning negotiation in translation-Problématique de
           négociation du sens dans la traduction

    • Authors: Farnaz Sassani
      Pages: 208 - 216
      Abstract: A translator always tries to accurately convey the meaning of a text by paraphrasing and explaining the meaning of it as possible. He tries to negotiate with the author to remain faithful in transmitting the sense, absolute translatability is almost impossible. Translation is a particular creative field of language and procedures are used to produce the closest natural equivalent of the message of the source language in the target language, regarding to the meaning and the style. Thus the meaning comes before all then the form, style, expression come next. In translation activity, which is preferred, it is the transmission of meaning of the source text in the target text.In this article we will try, first, to place the issue of translation. In the second part, we will highlight the different procedures concerning the interpretation and negotiation of meaning in order to explain the basic aspects of the problem being addressed. Finally, to conclude, we will propose a fragmentary meditation process of signification in translation.   
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Fictionalized Representation of Space in Amma Darko’s Beyond The

    • Authors: Lèfara Silue
      Pages: 217 - 228
      Abstract: This study permits to understand that the living place of Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon is an unstable and fragmented universe. The protagonists Akobi and Mara freely roam in three places in quest of happiness. The representation of the German urban area reveals that Europe is not the “Eldorado” where gold and money flow in abundance. Beyond the portrayal of Akobi, Darko satirizes and denounces the bestiality of African immigrants in Germany. These African immigrants ask their wives to join them in Europe where they are used as sex-workers. In the text, the urban area and the rural living place are two contradictory and complementary universes. Germany is then seen as a symbol of the world of immorality whereas Naka is depicted as a symbol of African solidarity.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • On the Echoes of Henry James’s The Reverberator: Reflections on Teaching
           Argumentative Research Papers in Undergraduate Classes on Literature

    • Authors: Nevena Stojanovic
      Pages: 229 - 237
      Abstract: In this essay, I reflect on the teaching experiment that I did several years ago in my class on transatlantic short stories and novels of the nineteenth century. As instructors of literature in a university setting, we often face the question of how to teach undergraduate students what a researched argument is and how to help them come up with effective thesis statements. The number of students, their different educational backgrounds, skills, and motivations can all be a challenge for instructors who need to make sure that everyone enrolled in the class understands the complex processes of research and argumentative writing before starting the draft. Our major concern, however, is how to keep students fully engaged in the processes of exploration, research, and drafting. Here I share my experience of teaching these processes in two 75-minute sessions. I include the methods of teaching and the homework and in-class prompts assigned to the class. I used the model similar to the one that Ashley M. Walter proposed in her thesis, which consists of discussion, providing students with a frame/stance, and transmediation. To this model, I added a mini-session on the in-class exploration of our library’s databases and brainstorming thesis statements. I chose Henry James’s brief and witty novel The Reverberator (1888) for the purposes of this process, mainly because this text has been neglected in the criticism on James’s late work, and I wanted to see what kinds of arguments my students would come up with to recover it. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • A Study of the Complex Interiors of the Conscious and the Unconscious in
           Franz Kafka’s The Trial

    • Authors: Aiman Reyaz, Priyanka Tripathi
      Pages: 238 - 249
      Abstract: Born to respectable Jewish parents, Kafka received a thorough education in German schools. Soon after receiving a doctorate in law in 1906, Kafka worked for an insurance company and rose to the level of Vice Secretary in 1913- the year before he started writing his The Trial. In the novel, the protagonist, Josef K. is arrested for no apparent reason. His struggles are in vain because he does not know why he is being tried, when he will be tried and what he can do to untangle himself from the complex network of bureaucracy and judiciary. The aim of the paper is to highlight the condition of Josef. He is an epitome of the Modernist condition where the individual finds himself isolated and cut off from all traditional, conventional sources of support, the self that never grows up into conformity and cooperation with the established social order. Kafka employs nighttime logic in his writings and the condition of Josef is such that it resembles a nightmare from which it is impossible to awake.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • Valeurs Et Valences De La Transpoétique Dans La Poésie De B.

    • Authors: Yagué Vahi
      Pages: 250 - 267
      Abstract: Dans le discours poétique de l’ivoirien Bernard Binlin Dadié, plusieurs thèmes s’enchevêtrent et s’articulent autour de l’effondrement des frontières étatiques, linguistiques et surtout culturelles. Le sujet qui investit l’espace n’a pas de terre où il réside en permanence. Il anéantit la distance et le local pour s’envaser dans une mobilité constructive. Par conséquent, la culture qui est la sienne s’ouvre à d’autres cultures pour constituer le global. L’interpénétation et le brassage qui en découlent donnent naissance à un groupe déterritorialisé – une transpoétique – pourrait-on dire. Les valeurs et les valences – l’intensité et l’extensité – de cette transpoétique génère une illusion référentielle dont la signifiance est à élucider.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
  • British military operation at Sheikh Sa‘id in the First World War

    • Authors: Abdol Rauh Yaccob, Sulaiman Dorloh
      Pages: 268 - 278
      Abstract: It is a difficult task to measure the importance of South West Arabia to the Ottomans and the British prior to and during World War I. Early history of imperial expansion in the area which followed by constant conflicts and involved a considerable amount of diplomacy and intrigues with the natives may suggest that South West Arabia was considered as equally as important to other areas within the empire. However from the beginning of the 20th century South West Arabia was considered something of a backwater. It may also be observed that during the First World War the position of South West Arabia to these powers in relation to other war theatres remained practically the same except in the episodes of British action at Sheikh Said and the Ottomans advance at Lahej. The Indian authorities who believed that the Ottomans were contemplating a move to Sheikh Sa‘id with the aim of acting against British Perim with the telegraphic communication, convoys and shipping, only two miles away, took the opportunity of the movement of the troops through the Red Sea to attack the fort of Sheikh Sa‘id. The action was quickly taken before obtaining official approval from the Admiralty and the India Office in London. The action was taken due to the persistent reports of the Ottoman reinforcement with guns had been sent to Sheikh Sa‘id, further to take advantage of the presence of transports with troops for Egypt. Subsequently future military operations at Sheikh Sa‘id and the Red Sea appeared to dominate the discussions among the authorities at the India Office, the Admiralty, the Indian authorities and the Resident at Aden throughout the war without materializing any further military action. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2017)
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