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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 8)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription  
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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: 6)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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: 18)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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: 5)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access  
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
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: 23)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
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: 11)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access  
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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  
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  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
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)
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription  
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
New West Indian Guide     Open Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal  

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  • Secret Societies in Dan Brown's Angels And Demons (2000)

    • Authors: Ansam Yaroub Khyoon
      Pages: 291 - 309
      Abstract: Secret societies have always been interesting topics for novelists of thriller and conspiracy theories and Dan Brown is one of them. With the dawn of the twenty first century a new interest in secret societies spread through all venues of life and shaped the way of this centuries' culture, in literature, arts, movies, industry; it even reached politics and religion. Terms like Illuminati, Hassains, Masons as well as their symbols like the All Seeing - Eye, the pyramids, and many more are everywhere in songs, novels, in cartoons, even in many famous trademarks. Many criminal acts, terrorist attacks, wars and controversial political issues are blamed on one of these secret societies. Dan Brown's novel, Angles and Demons (2000) is a perfect example of a conspiracy novel that is rich with the most prominent secret societies in the world; The Hassassins, and the Illuminati. In this research both secret societies are analyzed and compared to facts, authentic references and sources. The research will answered questions like what is a secret society? Who are the Hassassins? Who are the Illuminati? How much of the information provided about them in this novel is true how much is not and why? What are the conclusions that the researcher came up with?
      PubDate: 2017-01-11
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2017)
  • Design and development of performance indexes with Balanced Score Card
           Approach (Case Study of Pishgam Company)

    • Authors: Mohsen Alvandi, Ahmad Hashemi Siavashani, Maedeh Amiri
      Pages: 1 - 13
      Abstract: It seems that in order to remain in the business environment of today, companies are required to control and adjust their processes according to specified strategic goals. In this article and by using “Balanced Scorecard” we try to demonstrate and evaluate corporate’s performance based on its strategic goals to see whether the corporate is on the right path or not. The organization for our survey is manufacturer of ball valves in the oil & Gas industry which recognizing its main goals and performance indicators has been implemented in 2014 & 2015. In order to recognize corporate’s main goals and indicators, we utilized strategic planning steps and then categorized all the company’s activities in six main step. In this process, goals and key performance indicators have been specified which resulted in company’s strategic plan. Moreover, company’s performance level in each four aspect of “Balanced Scorecard” has been measured between the years of 2014 & 2015. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Demolishing Generic Borderlines in Truman Capote’s Handcarved Coffins: A
           ‘Missionary Role’ of Generic Assimilation

    • Authors: Meriem Bchir
      Pages: 14 - 24
      Abstract: A short novel amongst Music for Chameleons, Truman Capote’s Handcarved Coffins: A nonfiction Account of an American Crime appears to be categorized as a literary work of nonfiction, accorded the form of literary reportage. This article, however, tends to divert such a classification towards unveiling the adoption of different generic forms and styles that Capote incorporates in his work. The study of Capote’s strategy of adapting and merging generic codes in Handcarved coffins, is based on his prevalent use of intertextuality on the level of format and content, and the adoption of fictional techniques like symbolism and symbolic characterization in a supposedly reporting-based factual account. It is thus, through demolishing generic classifications and through the implied symbolic representation in the story that Capote’s missionary role of generic assimilation renders him a ‘Savior’ of literary writing by establishing a ‘true art’ where an amalgamation of styles voices the author’s implied criticism to the symbolically deciphered prevailing facets of his community. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Foreign Language Vocabulary Retention: Investigating the Role of T-Coding
           Method in Comparison with Rote Rehearsal Learning

    • Authors: Aram Reza Sadeghi Beniss, Tahereh Ehsani Moghadam
      Pages: 25 - 40
      Abstract: English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners frequently encounter difficulties in applying disparate strategies or techniques in order to recall the unfamiliar vocabularies. Language learners use vocabulary as a mean of reception and expression to acquire and convey meaning. Therefore, being able to remember new and unfamiliar words is outstanding for their success. Allen (1999) states that “vocabulary instruction is one of those educational arenas in which research and best practice are elusive”. The present study was an attempt to compare the effect of T-Coding method and Rote rehearsal learning on Iranian EFL learners' immediate and delayed vocabulary retention. For this purpose, two intermediate classes from a private language institute in Karaj, Iran were initially selected and randomly assigned to one of the two learning conditions: T-Coding Method and Rote Rehearsal Learning. One meaning recall test was administered one day after the treatment to check the learners' immediate retention and the other one was given two weeks later to check the learners' delayed retention. The findings revealed that T-Coding method produced better recall compared to Rote rehearsal learning, it means that those who learned words via T-Coding method outperform well both in the process of immediate and delayed retention. Therefore, mnemonic devices should be given prime attention by either EFL material developers or instructors as an efficient technique for vocabulary instruction, acquisition, and retention.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • The E-commerce Development and its Limitations in Full Operating Cycle
           Firms in V4 Countries

    • Authors: Emilia Brozyna, Grzegorz Michalski, Guenter Blendinger, Ahmed Ahmidat
      Pages: 41 - 51
      Abstract: In recent decades, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe there are significant changes in national economies. Many of them joined the European Union in 2004. Among the EU Member States noteworthy is the largest group of countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Czechia, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. On 15 February 1991 they have concluded an agreement on the formation of the Visegrad Group. It was aimed at expanding cooperation between these countries and in the initial phase of accession to the European Union and NATO. Analysis of the changes that have taken place in companies using online sales in the countries of the Visegrad Group is the subject of this article.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Be/Longing for Belonging: Asian Americans’ Dilemma of American-ness in
           Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey (1989)

    • Authors: Zeineb Derbali
      Pages: 52 - 61
      Abstract: Belonging is intrinsically related to the concept of identity which has yet to be created and recreated times and again, especially by contemporary writers who find themselves located within multi-cultural and multi-racial societies. Within the context of the United States of America reputed for its ethnic strata, constructing one’s identity becomes a pressing need taking into consideration the ever-lingering opposition between the hegemonic mainstream and the marginalized minorities. Maxine Hong Kingston, a Chinese-American woman writer exposes the Chinese-American quandary of belonging to America in her novel Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989) wherein she considers constructing identity as an ongoing process whose objective is to situate oneself with regard to an Other. Kingston reiterates the idea of a need to define oneself vis-à-vis the Other. In this process, marginalized individuals as well as diasporized ethnic minorities write themselves back into the mainstream history and discourse from which they are excluded or absented. They do this through  asserting their belonging to a certain ethnic, racial and cultural space. Wittman Ah Sing, Kingston’s protagonist, is situated into a bicultural environment where he keeps struggling to make disparate cultures have a peaceful encounter; therefore, he creates a third hybrid space to which he proudly admits belonging.This paper seeks to gloss over Chinese-Americans’ struggle to belong to the American nation through investigating the life of Wittman Ah Sing and depicting his quest of identity, which is anchored on the notion of belonging. The paper is divided into three sections: the first one deals with the intrinsic relationship between belonging and identity. The second section aims to contextualize belonging with reference to the notion of ‘place’ and that of ‘space.’ The last section is devoted to Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey (1989) which serves to illustrate the previous ideas of belonging, identity construction and the pertinence of place and space to the quest and articulation of identity.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Les problèmes sémantiques dans les classes de traduction française en
           Iran : le cas de polysémie lexicale

    • Authors: Marjan Farjah, Mina Mazhari
      Pages: 62 - 71
      Abstract: L’un des problèmes que rencontrent les apprentis traducteurs, c’est celui de la traduction des mots polysémiques qui reste étroitement liée au contexte dans lequel ils apparaissent. De même, les dictionnaires, surtout les bilingues, ne restituent pas les sens multiples d’un mot polysémique et ne s’avèrent pas efficaces pour surmonter cet écueil.Les traducteurs et surtout les étudiants en traduction, dans leur pratique, se heurtent constamment à cette question : comment traduire un mot polysémique lorsque les dictionnaires ne peuvent pas en fournir une équivalence exacte ?Ainsi, on se propose, dans cet article, d’examiner, quoique d’une manière succincte, la polysémie mais aussi et les notions telles que la monosémie et l’homonymie. On mènera ensuite une réflexion sur les dictionnaires monolingues et bilingues, en particulier français-persan, et la manière dont ils traitent les mots polysémiques. Et finalement, on étudie des exemples illustrant des difficultés auxquelles les étudiants font face ainsi que les erreurs de traduction dû à la  polysémie.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Relationship between Computer Games and Aggression in Junior High School
           Students in Zabol City in Academic Year 2015 – 2016

    • Authors: Meysam Ganjali, Soleyman Saravani, Razieh Jalalinejad, Marzieh Davoodi
      Pages: 72 - 79
      Abstract: Introduction: adolescents are major audience of computer games, harmful effects of which including aggression may be an obstacle for education of students and also cause disorder in educational environment. In addition, it causes self-harm in aggressive people. Thus, current study aims at determining aggression level in adolescents and its related factors. Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional descriptive study 369 junior high school students in Zabol city took part who were studying during academic year 2015- 2016. Data were collected by demographic, computer games and Buss and Perry aggression questionnaires. Data were statistically analysed using SPSS 22 software.Findings: Among 369 population in the study, 57.2 percent were female and remaining were males. 73.7 percent of students used computer games, and 51.1 percent of them showed aggression. Mean score of aggression was 79.60 ± 15.87 Findings showed significant relationship between aggression score in male seventh grade students and users of harsh games (P < 0.05). Also, there was significant relationship between physical aspect of aggression and gender, physical aspect and aaggression anger with the type of computer games and between anger and aggression hostility and educational grade of students (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Considering significant relationship between computer games and aggression, there is need for designing formulated educational programs for increasing awareness and changing attitude and subsequently changing adolescent behaviour for optimal use of modern technology in order to reduce their adverse effects.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Impact of Time in Reshaping the Traits of Woman Character in George
           Eliot’s Adam Bede

    • Authors: Abir Ghourabi
      Pages: 80 - 86
      Abstract: Literature is and continues to be the weapon through which the artist can fight against all forms of injustice in real life. Thus, the literary work arises out of a particular social context; that affect many facets of the artistic production. As a matter of fact, the portrayal of woman character in fiction depends on the angle of vision from which the writer can see and rewrite its traits mainly in the Victorian Era. Thereby, a feminine reflection may be more truthful to what females really live and feel under the pretext of preserving social hierarchy. Adam Bede represents one of the literary works where the novelist seeks a more egalitarian world. George Eliot was engaged in the project of liberating woman’s mind and soul through her pen by rewriting the traits of woman as a fictional character. Her heroines were puppets transmitting multiple messages and morals by criticizing and offending masculine thoughts and manners. Her innovative style employing the game of time in reshaping woman’s identity, granted her and her contemporaries a kind of historical recovery. In fact, time came not as a linear entity, but played a significant subjective role .It had its manifestation in every aspect of females’ lives and thoughts. In Adam Bede, George Eliot tries to present the protagonist Dinah Morris as a character who stands as a challenge to the whole patriarchal system through her activism and reasonable thinking in spite of the different deceptions she went through in her life. Through the duality of time and gender, George Eliot was able to create a consistent piece of writing were she examines, criticizes and reforms a corrupted social milieu.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Effectiveness of phone follow up discharge program on life style of
           patients admitted to CCU

    • Authors: Reza Heidari- Gorji, Gholamhosssein Abd-Yazdan, Ali-Morad Heidari-Gorji
      Pages: 87 - 94
      Abstract: Background: There is raft of document which highlights the effectiveness of life style on improvement of diseases. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of phone follow up program on life style of patients after discharge from cardiac care of CCU. Methods: this was a quasi-experimental study included 144 patients admitted to CCU. The data gathered via demographic and life style related questionnaires comprising five subscale i.e. nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol, sleep patterns, stress. Gathered information analyzed through SPSS software. Results: The results indicated phone follow up program improved nutrition habits (P<0/05), sleep pattern (P<0/05), physical activity (P<0/05), and stress (P<0/05), although smoking was not significantly different with control group. Conclusion: Considering effectiveness of phone follow up with nurses and reduces the health care cost in health centers. Therefore, it is suggested to nurse departments to apply this program after patients discharge. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Futures studies and long-term perspective in Iran’s technology
           policy white papers

    • Authors: Amir Hushang Heidari
      Pages: 95 - 111
      Abstract: Futures studies as strategic knowledge in the current era in addition to create sensitivity to new technologies, has been capable of creating long-term and efficient perspective in technology policy white papers. Presently, equipped with the tools and scientific decision-making skills and based on futures studies, it is possible to play a role as an actor and active character in the world full of uncertainty ahead. The main issue in this study is the lack of Futures studies approach in order to create long-term perspective in the country’s technology policy white papers. So, the background of the research is considered technology policy white papers. Due to many reasons such as the number and variety of the written documents in the policy of ICT, long age of the researches carried out in this area and great number of acceptable studies and surveys on the ICT documents, we chose this area as the territory of the research. This research is among the qualitative and practical researches and it is benefited from three methods with the approach of mix methods research in futures studies. Analysis and studies on the technology policy white papers in ICT in the country is considered as a case study in this research. Since the question of research is how to create a long-term perspective on the country's technology policy white papers, using the grounded theory method, in addition to developing concepts in the field of developing documents, various responses in the context of assumption are analyzed. Earning the tacit knowledge of experts in developing documents in ICT via the unstructured interviews is taken into account as a complement of the research methodology so that the recommendations and final proposals of the research to be extracted both accurate and practical as much as possible. Each of the presented assumptions in the context of the final recommendations of the study may be the basis of the next studies. Indeed, each of the presented assumptions should be examined and evaluated in a suitable context and its implementation and effectiveness in creating long-term perspective in developing technology policy white papers should be evaluated. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment on the relationship
           between Psychological Empowerment and turnover intention

    • Authors: Ali Kebriaei, Asadoalah Keykhaei, Mansour Zahiri, Gholamabbas Moosavi
      Pages: 112 - 125
      Abstract: Purpose: Little is known about the mediating role of organizational commitment in relationship between psychological empowerment and turnover intention among nurses.This study aims to investigate the mediating role of organizational commitment between psychological empowerment and turnover intention among nurses in teaching hospitals in Zahedan city in I.R. of Iran.Methods: A correlational study was conducted in 2015 with 286 nurses were selected with simple random sampling method. The data collection instruments included the psychological empowerment scale, organizational commitment scale, turnover intention questionnaire and a demographic inventory. Validity and reliability of the scales were confirmed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Baron and Kenny’s analysis technique was used to test the mediating effect of organizational commitment in the relation between the two other variables.Results: nurses reported high psychological empowerment, high organizational commitment and low turnover intention. Nurses’ empowerment significantly and positively correlated with their organizational commitment and negatively correlated with their turnover intention. Organizational commitment mediated the relationship between psychological empowerment and turnover intention.Conclusions: The relationship between nurses’ empowerment and turnover intention was mediated by organizational commitment. This provides another tool by which nursing management can work to minimize turnover intention through enhancing the commitment level of nurses.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Abdulrazak Gurnah’s By the Sea: Unbelonging and the Trauma of

    • Authors: Mustapha Kharoua
      Pages: 126 - 141
      Abstract: Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novel By the Sea (2001) is a compelling narrative of the trauma of displacement in postcolonial Africa. Set mainly between Zanzibar and Britain, it brings into focus the trauma of imprisonment as a defining feature of dislocation and unbelonging in postcolonial African cultures. The work critiques the forces of separation bred by racism in nationalist discourse, forces that act as the legacies of colonialism that limits the freedom of the oppressed colonial Other. This article supplements Michael Rothberg’s notion of “traumatic realism” with Paul Gilroy’s concept of “camp mentality”. I argue that the novel‘s underlying purpose is to bear responsible witness to nationalist racism in Zanzibar and Britain as a holdover of the same ideological structures that made colonialism and slavery possible. As a bystander of the trauma of postcolonial displacement, the diasporic Zanzibari writer’s narrative seeks to break free from the discursive and literal restrictions of a world marked by the racial division of subjectivities into “units of camps”. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Style in Jamaica Kincaid’s “The Letter from
           Home:”Between Adoption and Adaptation

    • Authors: Asma Krifa
      Pages: 142 - 153
      Abstract:          It is the aim of this paper to examine the way in which the adopted style and the implied symbols in Jamaica Kincaid’s “The Letter from Home” are adapted not only for the purpose of subversion, but also for the aim of reflecting the politics of resistance to  external powers, eminent in the text. In her one-sentence short story, Kincaid amalgamates between two different writing styles that are governed by the utilization of distinct syntactic structures and a peculiar use of punctuation, which reflect the divergent speaking voices as filtered through the protagonist’s consciousness. Primarily a stream-of-consciousness narrative, “The Letter from Home” communicates two disparate worlds that are marked by the stylistic differentiation of voices. Countering her mother’s simplistic sentences, a cryptic recitation of rustic women’s daily chores, which is basically a mundane description of the limitations of the female reductionist world; the daughter’s more complex sentences in terms of both structure and content are a rejection of everydayness and domesticity and an attempt to overthrow and subvert hierarchical gendered roles that obliterate women’s intellectual potential. A celebration of individuality, Kincaid’s short story centralizes the power of thought which grants the protagonist resistance to given and monolithic institutions, namely religion and colonialism. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)

    • Authors: Dmitry Lipinsky
      Pages: 154 - 159
      Abstract: The purpose of the article is to substantiate the similarity of the objects of criminal and legal safeguard in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and other countries demonstrating their conditionality by the need to safeguard the most important social relations.Methodology. The method of comparative legal studies was applied to compare the objects of criminal legal safeguard in Russia with those in other countries. The formal legal method, the systematic and dialectical methods, and the method of structural analysis were applied.The author comes to conclusion that the criminal legislation of different countries of the global community, including the Russian Federation, provides for similar objects as the objects of crimes. The reason for this is that there are similar social relations that require criminal legal safeguard and a certain priority of values in democratic states.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Women in-between the Place: A Pilot Study of Two Military-Related Women

    • Authors: Kai-ling Liu
      Pages: 160 - 169
      Abstract: This paper intends to re-examine the sense of place of Anping, a tourist historical site of Taiwan, by the case studies of two local women, in order to argue for the notion of the progressive sense of place as proposed by Doreen Massey. A harbor district whose history can be traced back to the 12th century, Anping has developed over various Chinese dynasties and western imperial powers. Demographically, it was multi-ethnic; geographically, its boundaries have changed, moving always more inland and including more people. However, past researches tended to take Anping as a fixed inhabited location—a given—and explore its uniqueness through seeking common patterns. To describe Anping as a progressive place, this paper examines two women’s migratory routes in terms of their social relations and indicates that Anping as a place is not defined by stability and rootedness but by flows and movements. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Impact of Organizational Culture on Productivity: A Study among Employees
           of Ministry of Youth and Sports, Iran

    • Authors: Mohammad Mahdiyeh, Hosein Nakhaei, Ali Kebriaei
      Pages: 170 - 177
      Abstract: AbstractOrganizational culture and productivity are the most popular topics in the domain of organizational behavior. This study seeks to explore the influence of organizational culture on the productivity in the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Iran. The population of the study was 1600 employees in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Iran. By simple random sampling method 320 employees were selected. Analysis was applied on 289 questionnaires (90.3%) that were correctly filled out. Organizational culture was assessed using Alvani’s scale. Productivity was measured using ACHIEVE model of Hersey& Goldsmith. Questionnaires were confirmed in terms of content and face validity and reliability. Analysis was carried out using SPSS 16. For analyzing, correlation, simple regression and multiple regressions were used (α = 0.05).Finding showed organizational culture and its dimensions positively correlate with productivity. Organizational culture was a significant predictor of productivity (β = .675, F = 240.436, p= .000). Stepwise multiple regressions revealed that only the four dimensions of organizational culture (Coping with Conflict, Solidarity, Creativity, and Goal Clarity) are significant predictors of productivity. In conclusion, this study would help to fill the literature gaps on organizational culture and productivity in public organizations in Iran. It also gives new indication to earlier researches about the importance of organizational culture in improving productivity. The findings of the study would help the management of the organization to raise employees’ productivity.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • The supply modeling of transport and logistics cluster

    • Authors: Oksana Syardova Mikhailovna, Borgardt Elena Alekseevna, Vasilyeva Svetlana Evgenievna, Danilova Svetlana Yuryevna, Yakovleva Tatiana Alexandrovna
      Pages: 178 - 189
      Abstract: The preconditions of cluster creation are considered in the article. The necessity of formation transport and logistics cluster is presented as one of the priority directions of the country development. The methodical approach to the cluster creation has been offered. Research has been conducted  and mathematical model of supply management transportation and logistics cluster has been shown. It allows to determine the optimal parameters and influence on the efficiency of transport and logistics cluster. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Khortha or Khotta: An Endangered Language of India and the Urgency to
           Retain its Pure Variety

    • Authors: Swati Priya, Rajni Singh
      Pages: 190 - 201
      Abstract: Based on a descriptive analytical approach, this paper seeks to scrutinize the various dangers and challenges that the language of India faces. Thus there is a need, the authors suggest, to restore the purity an variety of Indian language.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Relationship between Methods of Coping with Stress With Personality
           Types "A" and "B" And Fear of Dental Treatment in Men and Women

    • Authors: Tayebe Rabian, Gholamreza Zakeripour, Hamidreza Vatankhah
      Pages: 202 - 214
      Abstract: AbstractThe present paper aims at studying the relationship between the dental phobia treatments and styles of facing with the (stress-coping, problem-oriented, Avoidant) stress and personality types (A and B) among women and men.This research plan is of correlation type and is carried out through sampling from the clustering model (two-staged) selected among all individuals referred to the dental clinics of Tehran including two group of 60 peoples of men and women.The method of data gathering in this research was standard questionnaires of Calsbeek stress coping styles and the koel, burg and Nilson questionnaire of dental treatment phobia and questionnaire of personality types (A and B) of Rathus and Spencer. And the final coefficient of the aforementioned questionnaires is set to be 91 percent and the internal correlation of items to be 0.04 to 0.65. The Multi Variable Regression Test in the form of hierarchical and Pierson and ANOVA Tests was the deductive method in the present study.The results revealed that there is relation between the dental phobia and personal types of men and women, there is relation between the stress coping styles and personal types of men and women, and there is difference between dental phobia among men and women and stress coping styles and personality types and there is difference between dental phobia based on stress coping styles among men and women.Keywords: Dental Phobia, Personality Types, Stress Coping Styles.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Metaphorical Spatialization of Economic Issues as a persuasive Strategy in
           the 2008 American presidential electoral campaign

    • Authors: Tlili Saad
      Pages: 215 - 223
      Abstract:      In the context of the classical political conflict between the American democratic and republican parties embodied in the electoral campaigns, this article discursively investigates Obama’s and McCain’s maneuvering of metaphors of space in the 2008 electoral campaign’s economic issues leaning on Critical Metaphor Analysis. The candidates spatially invite what serves in the play of framing and instantiation of vital economic issues to highlight the potential journey from negative to positive spaces (e.g. from back to front and vice versa, from low to high and vice versa, out of threat to peace and vice versa … etc) in order to either metaphorically aggravate the economic status quo and hence accentuate the need for the “proper” president savior (the present candidate), or to open up horizons of potential positive economic change if elected president. 
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Two Facets of Afro-Brazilian Neo-Traditionalism: New Yorubaness and
           African Islam

    • Authors: Anna Yurievna Siim, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Dobronravin
      Pages: 224 - 231
      Abstract: The purpose of the article is a comparative description of different trajectories in the formation of neo-traditional communities within the frames of trans-oceanic societies with the example of the Afro-Brazilian population. It focuses on the development of new identities on the base of re-invention of ethnic and/or ethno-confessional “roots” in the New World before and after the abolition of slavery. The increased focus on Africa in the history and culture of the Afro-Latin communities led to the re-interpretation of a homogenized African ethnicity, as well as of various ethnic and/or pseudo-ethnic identities, modern yorubanness being one of the most persistent. Yorubanness implies a religious and cultural entity at a transcontinental scale combining a local ethnic base with the pan-African and trans-Atlantic dimensions. The “re-invention” of Afro-Brazilian Islam as another facet of Afro-Brazilian neo-traditionalism may be looked upon on its own and as a part of the Yoruba narrative.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Non-compliance with Fishery Regulations in Sakhalin Island: Contested
           Discourses of Illegal Fishery

    • Authors: Veronika Vital’evna Simonova, Vladimir Nikolaevich Davydov
      Pages: 232 - 245
      Abstract: This article examines the practice of illegal fishery in Sakhalin Island as well as modes of its interpretations by different categories of fishermen. It is also discuss ways Sakhalin society is organized via illegal fishery within the context of informal economy and new changes in traditions of fishing morals. By analyzing the ethnography of poaching, its materiality and social regulative standards, subsistent significance and household economy, this paper demonstrates the totality of non-compliance with fishery regulations and its dominant role in everyday life of the islanders.   
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Concept TӦrӦ as Supreme Law of the Universe In The Political Culture of
           the Mingols in Xvii Century

    • Authors: Tatiana D. Skrynnikova
      Pages: 246 - 257
      Abstract: This article deals with the polysemantics of the term resulting from syncretic medieval minding. The manuscripts of the XVII century could not but reflect the process of conceptual development in the linguistic means of the Mongolian language in the field of political culture. On the one hand the former meanings of the terms were kept and on the other hand the old terms were given new sense. The texts of XVII centuries contain the data, which give evidence for concrete profane meanings of the term törö. Most often the term törö contains a desacralized sense and means “power” that is an object, which the rulers manipulate with. In this paper, I would like to pay attention to other meaning of törö – namely that, which implies the Supreme Law of the Universe in the political culture of medieval Mongols. The main function of törö – harmonizing of space and society (to live in peace, to enjoy happiness) allows interpreting it as Supreme sacral law or the Law of the Universe, which is conducted by a ruler.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Neotraditionalism in Contemporary Soyot and Buryat Cultures: The Okinsky
           District Case Study

    • Authors: Elena Stanislavovna Soboleva
      Pages: 258 - 264
      Abstract: The Okinsky district of the Republic of Buryatia is a distant, hard-to-reach mountainous region in the Sayans. The local inhabitants preserve their identity, traditional way of life, highland nomadic type of herding. The Soyots regained their legal status of an ethnic minority in 2000 and the status of the traditional territory of local indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Russian Far East in December 2015. The local Buryats highlight their identity by large-scale projects like erecting the stela of the Khongodors, celebration of King Gesar’s myth in the Oka basin, etc. Neotraditionalism come out as a basis for the revival of Tibetan Buddhism introduced into the Oka region in the late XIX – early XX century. New rituals and myths are created to protect sacred territories, local vulnerable nature, archeological sites in the Oka basin. The neotraditionalistic trend appears to be useful also for promoting regional projects on ecological and religious tourism.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • The impact of trade with Europeans on the creation of the new Zulu
           sociality in the early nineteenth century

    • Authors: E.G. Valieva
      Pages: 265 - 268
      Abstract: There is hard problem for South African anthropology to find real causes for large-scale social changes in the Zulu society in the early nineteenth century. The goal of this article is to find a place for trade with Europeans in the set of estimated causes. On the territory of Zululand in the early nineteenth century Dingiswayo, the chief from Mthethwa clan (gen), started a creation of chiefdoms union; after his death power was brought to the chief from Zulu clan – Shaka. During their reign the new "regimental" age-class system was created, in which military unions and strong army was forming on the base of age groups. Zulu accepted unknown for neighbors war tactics and the new weapon – assegai. Zulu authority was expanded on almost all Zululand and many chiefs in Natal southward were involved in subordinate relations.These and other large-scale social changes, including polito- and ethnogenetic, in the first half of nineteenth century happened in South Africa are including by historians in the Mfecane period, which is one of the most important periods for the south-African ethnic history. The forming of such Nguni-speaking peoples as Zulu, Swazi, Matabele (Zimbabwean Ndebele) and Ngoni ethnic identity was arising from this point on.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Neotraditionalism in the Contemporary Russian Office: Coworkers Birthdays

    • Authors: Dmitry Vladimirivich Verkhovtcev
      Pages: 269 - 274
      Abstract: The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze the case of birthdays of employees in the Russian office. Description and analysis of this case is made in the framework of the concept of neotraditionalism, by using the classical concepts of anthropology and comparative data, obtained in the study of traditional societies. The study shows a high explanatory potential of classical anthropology theories applied on the analysis of contemporary societies in the framework of neotraditionalism concept.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
  • Assessment implementation of participatory approach in Improvement and
           Renovation deteriorated area (Case study: Gheytarieh, Tehran)

    • Authors: Parvaneh Zivyar, Mohammad reza Daroudi
      Pages: 275 - 290
      Abstract: What more than anything create a sense of belonging in humans towards an environment are changes provided by them and based on their interests or needs. In fact, a place or an element of urban development creates a higher sense of belonging in those who were involved in its formation, rather than those who had no involvement in its formation. Civil participation means a serious presence, and an active, informed and organized and effective involvement of people, groups and urban organizations in the economic, social and cultural activities in urban life, to achieve urban collective goals. Gheytarieh, one of the ancient neighborhoods of Tehran, has an old history and legacy and has been a rural area of the capital, which was absorbed over time in Tehran and has developed. Generally, in Gheytarieh’s worn out texture framework, communication networks, important historical monuments and public spaces have a particular priority. Of course, it is noteworthy that in addition to the above factors, some other factors also influence it and natural factors and gardens are of this category which is effective in determining the classification of the framework of this texture. This article is a review of people’s participation as a proposed renewal strategy of worn out textures of Gheytarieh and its influencing factors; and to ultimately assess the impact of people's participation in worn out texture of this area. Of the research results, one is the high participation in realization of urban and humane renewal projects especially renovation of the worn out texture with partnership approach in Gheytarieh region of Tehran.
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2016)
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