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Journal Cover RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3680
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Vol. 4, Num. 3 - Full Issue

    • Authors: Olga Serradell i Pumareda
      Pages: 218 - 314
      PubDate: 2015-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Characteristics of Youth Dating Violence and Risk Factors in Mexico: An
           Analysis From a National Sample

    • Authors: Arun Kumar Acharya
      Pages: 218 - 244
      Abstract: Dating violence is a significant issue affecting today’s youth and can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic, racial, and religious backgrounds, and it occurs in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian relationships. This study examines and identifies the different types of dating violence, and their associated risk factors in Mexico considering the data from a national sample. In 2007, the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information (INEGI) conducted a nationwide survey of youth (15-24 years old), to address the problem of dating violence among these demographic group. The survey was conducted in all 32 states of Mexico, which included 4,147 males and 3,807 females. Results indicate that young females in Mexico suffered different types of dating violence from their counterpart. It also found that dating violence has a greater impact on the health status of girls. In addition, this study shows that dating violence has led many young females toward substance abuse.
      PubDate: 2015-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Child Accident/Injury Prevention in Risk Society: A Critical Analysis

    • Authors: Maxine Mary Campbell, Natalie Cowley
      Pages: 245 - 270
      Abstract: Unintentional injury is now the principle cause of child death in developed nations, and the prevention of it has become a key focus of health professionals. This paper presents a sociological/philosophical enquiry into child accident prevention discourse and its implications for practice. With a critical distillation of major child accident prevention literature spanning the last two decades, significant findings, recommendations and themes are identified. It is observed which preventative measures have been deemed successful, with the placement of strategies into the appropriate ‘E’ category – education, engineering, enforcement, and environment. This process demonstrates the difficulties with and paradoxes inherent in the notion of accident prevention and buttresses a central hypothesis: that the child accident or injury in risk society is simultaneously predictable and random; knowable at a statistical level but enigmatic at an individual one. The accident, previously configured as unpredictable and inexplicable, has become wholly subject to risk society’s raison d’etre, the laws of probability, and is thus rendered predictable and preventable on a magnified scale. 
      PubDate: 2015-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Natural Resource Conflicts as a Struggle for Space: The Case of Mining in

    • Authors: Japhace Poncian, Henry Michael Kigodi
      Pages: 271 - 292
      Abstract: Natural resource extraction in Africa has been characterised by conflicts between large scale and small scale miners on the one hand and large scale miners and the communities on the other. In some countries such as Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Liberia, natural resources have bred political instability and civil wars. A great deal of academic discourse on resource conflicts in Africa focuses on greed, corruption, political struggles for state capture and control over resources, economic liberalisation policies for attracting foreign investors and creating conducive climate for them to invest their capital in natural resource extraction, and foreign forces. While recognising the significance of the above approaches in explaining resource conflicts in Africa, this paper aims at explaining resource conflicts as a struggle for space between the communities, artisanal and small scale miners and large scale foreign mining corporations. The paper, therefore, argues that natural resource extraction conflicts in Africa can well be understood if we approach them as a struggle for space.  Data for this paper are drawn from secondary sources including academic literature, government reports, media reports and internet sources.
      PubDate: 2015-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • The Refugee in Europe

    • Authors: Christoph Mautz
      Pages: 293 - 311
      Abstract: This paper suggests a theoretical and methodological heuristics for the analysis of the specific situation of asylum seekers in Europe with the focus on reception centers in Germany. It should be shown that the situation of asylum seekers in Europe can be conceived as a result from translation relations between global and local political and juridical targets of the European refugee regime, the organization reception centers and formations of groups between the asylum seekers. 
      PubDate: 2015-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Child Migration & Human Rights in a Global Age, by Jaqueline Bhabha

    • Authors: Guiomar Merodio Alonso
      Pages: 312 - 314
      PubDate: 2015-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
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