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RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences
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     ISSN (Print) 2014-3680
     Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Dissonant Harmonies: Modelling and Conceptualising Improvising Social
           Groups

    • Authors: Allan Sutherland
      Pages: 210 - 247
      Abstract: Improvisation has attracted increasing attention within organisational and managerial studies as a method to improve efficiency and innovation without adequately understanding the conditions prerequisite for improvisation’s operation.  This paper examines how the jazz repertoire theory, and New Cultural studies of jazz address improvisation within jazz ensembles, showing neither adequately explaining improvisation.  The paper draws on Bourdieu’s concepts, fleshed out in Wacquant’s ethnography research of habitus acquisition among pugilists to propose a model of the symbiotic ensemble providing the conditions essential for improvisation.  Symbiotic ensembles are composed of synergetic musicians, all of relatively equal musical and social status, who have commonly accrued an embodied musical improvising habitus through their musical and life trajectories, from first learning an instrument, transitioning to improvisation, performing in various ensemble settings whereby they acquire influences and become vectors transmitting musical concepts among disparate musical ensembles.
      PubDate: 2014-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2014)
       
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    • Authors: Marta Soler i Gallart
      Pages: 210 - 319
      PubDate: 2014-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2014)
       
  • When Religion Cannot Stop Political Crisis in the Old Western Region of
           Nigeria: Ikire under Historical Review.

    • Authors: Matthias Olufemi Dada Ojo
      Pages: 248 - 267
      Abstract: Using historical events research approach and qualitative key informant interview, this study examined how religion failed to stop political crisis that happened in the old Western region of Nigeria. Ikire, in the present Osun State of Nigeria was used as a case study. The study investigated the incidences of killing, arson and exile that characterized the crisis in the town which served as the case study. It argued that the two prominent political figures which started the crisis failed to apply the religious doctrines of love, peace and brotherhood which would have solved the crisis before it spread to all parts of the Old Western Region of Nigeria and the entire nation. Moreover, it was also argued somewhere else in this paper that the supporters of the two prominent political figures also failed to apply the doctrines of love, peace and brotherhood as rightly preached in their individual religions which they professed. The study recommended that doctrines of love, peace and brotherhood should be allowed to prevail in solving any political crisis in the future. It considered religion as the spiritual thing which leads to the eternal, but other things as temporary that would soon give way for things eternal. Furthermore, the study also challenged the religious leaders to always wake up to their spiritual responsibility of building peace in the society, knowing surely that they are God’s ambassadors in the human society.
      PubDate: 2014-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2014)
       
  • Do-It-Together Finance! A participatory action research on community-based
           finance systems in the Netherlands

    • Authors: Julie-Marthe Lehmann, Peer Smets
      Pages: 268 - 296
      Abstract: This paper provides insights into the operational features of community-based financing mechanisms like CAF groups. CAF groups are self-financed communities where people save and lend money to each other. The implementation of such self- financed communities in the Netherlands is supported by participatory action research. This paper discusses the first results of this research by exploring whether and how participation of group members can improve their well-being in regard to social networks, financial household management and entrepreneurial positioning based on the capability approach of Sen. For this participatory action research, three groups have been set up, guided, observed, analysed and compared. This paper demonstrates how solidarity economy processes at the grassroots can contribute to the general well-being of vulnerable people in The Netherlands. Sen’s notion of freedom has to be reconsidered when discussed in a context. For this context of overconsumption, inequality and overindebtedness, Sen’s notion of freedom will be reconsidered and adjusted. 
      PubDate: 2014-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2014)
       
  • Social Creation. A New Concept for Social Sciences and Humanities

    • Authors: Emilia Aiello, Mar Joanpere
      Pages: 297 - 313
      Abstract: Social impact assessment in Social Sciences builds a base of knowledge transparency and direct involvement in social inequality, creating an alternative to the stagnation of scientific results and allowing them to become a real impact through society improvements. Four parameters inform and measure the degree of researchers' involvement in a scientific project and the improvements that this generates in society. These parameters are: Dissemination, Transfer, Impact and Social Creation. Social improvement does not come until impact is achieved, since dissemination does not ensure knowledge application, and transfer does not ensure that its application generates improvement as even sometimes its generates deterioration. However, we can achieve social impact by writing scientific publications about successful social realities that others have done. The new concept of social creation is a step beyond, and defines the process when from social research itself new successful social realities that improve society in ways that hitherto had not existed emerge.
      PubDate: 2014-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2014)
       
  • Book Review: Securities against Misrule. Juries, Assemblies, Elections, by
           Jon Elster

    • Authors: Esther Oliver Pérez
      Pages: 314 - 319
      PubDate: 2014-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2014)
       
 
 
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