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International Journal of Social Science Studies
Number of Followers: 13  

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ISSN (Print) 2324-8033 - ISSN (Online) 2324-8041
Published by Redfame Publishing Homepage  [7 journals]
  • The Methodological Way out for Contemporary Philosophical Difficulty

    • Authors: Han Cai-ying
      Abstract: Today’s philosophy is not so self-consistent, the difficulty of which actually lies as follows: in the ontological presupposition the domain of its discourse is shrinking, in its theoretical construction it tends to be self-proclaimed, and in its reason construction it shows the tendency of one-sided concern. Philosophical reasons are differentiated and have collapsed. Philosophical reasons of this kind are problematic. They should be reconstructed as a whole. By putting the theoretical orientation of philosophy to such a way that the structural and the historical approaches integrate with each other, we can reconstruct philosophy as a holistic wisdom. This integration is such an approach that reconstructs human cultural reasons as a whole. It is both broad and dialectical. So it is necessary for us to establish an academic mechanism regarding such a wisdom form of the scope of the cultural existence of man, for philosophy is self-consistent only when it can effectively dissolve the notional conflicts between various culture forms of human beings and when it can promote the comprehension and harmony between cultures.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Journal of Social Science
           Studies, Vol. 10, No. 6

    • Authors: James Young
      Abstract: International Journal of Social Science Studies (IJSSS) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether IJSSS publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 10, Number 6 Ahmet Yıkmış, Abant Izzet Baysal Univeersity, TurkeyJulia M. Mack, Gannon University, USAKatja Eman, Univerza v Mariboru, SloveniaMd. Nasir Uddin, Prime Minister’s Office, BangladeshMei-Ling Lin, National Open University, TaiwanNAZIAH ABD. KADIR, Universiti Selangor, MalaysiaSana Ali, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan      James YoungEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of International Journal of Social Science StudiesRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://ijsss.redfame.com
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Psychosocial Supports Offered to People with Psychotic Disorders by
           Community Members in Temeke District, Tanzania

    • Authors: Diyammi Mark Paul
      Abstract: This study was about psychosocial support offered to people with psychotic disorders by community members in Temeke district, Tanzania. The findings answered two questions which are: what is the quality of psychological support offered by community members to people suffering from psychotic disorders' To what extent do the people with the psychotic disorder have been socially supported and included in the social network within their communities' Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used and a descriptive design was adopted. Participants were People with Psychotic Disorders (PPDs) who had received treatment at the psychiatric unit of Temeke district hospital in 2020. A total of 80 PPDs were randomly sampled, of which 57answered study questions by themselves, and 23 were presented by their caregivers. The study noted that both psychological and social supports were rarely given to people with psychotic disorders by community members. It was further revealed that there was a strong and significant association between psychosocial supports and hospitalisation or prognosis of PPDs (p-value < 0.0001). In which one unit increase in psychological supports could significantly reduce hospitalisation of PPDs by 0.365 units (p-value 0.025). Meanwhile, one unit increase in social supports could significantly reduce hospitalisation by 0.22 units (p-value 0.038). Hence, psychosocial supports from community members were significantly important in reducing hospitalisation and improving the prognosis of PPDs. It was recommended that the community should be educated on the causes, treatment, and importance of ‘psychosocial support’ in the comprehensive treatment of psychotic disease.
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Gendered Spaces at Home Feminine and Masculine Traits in Domestic
           Interiors

    • Authors: Ana Moreira; Hugo Farias
      Abstract: As a cultural product, the home and its settings are shaped according to social norms and characteristics. Throughout history, domestic interiors continuously changed as a mirror of Feminine and Male roles in society. This paper focuses on the analysis of domestic interiors from the modern age until present times, describing and depicting cases of spatial segregation and specialization based on the gender of its users or occupants. The historical account that is portrayed revisits the domestic arrangements where genderization was more evident, namely bedrooms, kitchen and, at times, rooms for specific uses or functions. The goal of the study is to understand in which manner gender roles and society’s views of gender character and behaviour have impacted domestic interiors and living modes. The produced scholarship shows that the former have indeed determined the latter and that from the beginning of the modern era until today western society has witnessed a cyclical evolution: from degendered spaces to highly segregated homes, from these to spatial democratizing and, finally, from a democratic home to a return to segregating models. The study concludes that domestic interiors were and somewhat continue to be greatly determined by social concepts of gender attributes, hierarchy and behaviour. Furthermore, although the paper focuses only on western homes, being limited by this context, further research could be developed on the analysis of gendered spaces in other cultures, societies and geographic contexts, to consolidate enlightenment on the subject.
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • Descartes’ Intelligent Agent

    • Authors: Yueming Luo
      Abstract: Neither the natural science explanation about the agent nor the modern and postmodern philosophical interpretation of the agent (subject) have sounded the death knell of the metaphysical subject in the era of information revolution. The artificial intelligence technology represented by Microsoft Avatar Framework has spread to the creative fields such as music and literature, which are unique to human beings, showing a broad application prospect and arousing academic reflection on human subject. Despite the numerous advantages posed intelligent agents, it is neither desirable nor possible to pull out the subject’s power supply and give up AI or give up human social intelligence. Rethinking Descartes' theory of mind and body will lead to in-depth development of AI.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -080
       
  • The Four-dimensional Value of Mao Zedong Thought

    • Authors: Wang Chenxi
      Abstract: Mao Zedong Thought was born in the revolutionary war period, and under specific background, it guided and led China to a semi-colonial and semi- feudal society to a novel democratic and socialist society. Maoism is the theoretical innovation and development of the Marxism–Leninism in China. It is the theoretical principle, objective reality and experience summary of the Chinese revolution and construction that has been practiced. Under the background of the new period, Mao Zedong Thought still has important practical significance and implication of the Times. To learn Mao Zedong Thought should also be interpreted from the four dimensions of historical values, theoretical value, practicable value and time value.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • Proverbs and Gender: The Interface between Proverbs and Human Relations in
           a Refugee Camp

    • Authors: Miriam Kuttikat
      Abstract: The primary objective of this presentation is to understand how proverbs reflect society's perception of gender in a particular socio-cultural context. This qualitative study recognizes the direct experiences and insights of the 35 participants on gender relations. The proverbs provided by the participants led us to an in-depth analysis of the attitude of men toward women and their assumption of women’s role in a patriarchal society which could influence the gender relationship among Sri Lankan Tamils inside Indian refugee camps. A conceptual framework was developed to aid understanding of the research findings and illustrate the interrelationship between (a) refugee camps, (b) socio-cultural context, (c) patriarchal, and (d) collective identity. This framework provides an opportunity to position proverbs in a unique context.  This study identified that the proverbs validate cultural expressions, justify rituals and gender practices, impose social pressure and social control on women, and reinforce society’s moral principles and values.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
  • Investigating the Critical Factors of Employees’ Retention: A Medium
           Family Business in Egypt

    • Authors: Ashraf Elsafty; Sara Albadry
      Abstract: A model of 9 Employee Retention factors (6 dependent variables and 3 demographics as moderators) is developed in the context of Family business Medium Egyptian Company. A qualitative method is used via structured interviews with 4 managers working in the company and reveals that only 5 dependent and one moderator are impacting Employee Retention which are: Salary, Benefits, Supervisor Support, Working Environment and Career Opportunities plus experience. monetary and non-monetary factors are important for employees retention, however, considering medium company inside a developing country like Egypt, how is this applied' In most of studies; salary and benefits were mentioned combined in one factor such as “compensation” or “remuneration”, which known as strong retention factor, in this study it must be separated according to the problem, as provided benefits having different effect on employees’ retention than basic salary. Another question was; are the employees demographics having effect on employees deciding wither benefits are more important than salary that impacting their retention' Results approved the necessity of separation between salary and benefits, plus they showed only experience as a moderator matters, in addition, the effect of family business which mainly concerns with work environment factor was not critical as other factors.The goal of this research is to investigate the critical factors between provided ones. The research also examines (gender, marital status, experience) if they have influence on the employees’ decision-choosing between benefits and salary. The importance of current study is to make a guide for similar contexts to find a way to consider important factors that will help to retain valuable employees. The value of this research is conducting the investigation on non-family members, with disregard of personal reasons or out of control reasons like force majeure.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:33:07 -070
       
  • Effect of Production Costs on the Price per Ton of Sugarcane: The Case of
           Brazil

    • Authors: Sandra Cristina de Oliveira; Fernando Rodrigues de Amorim, Cássio Ceron Barbosa, Alequexandre Galvez de Andrade, Federico Del Giorgio Solfa
      Abstract: The costs of agricultural inputs added to those of labor represent almost a third of the total cost of Brazilian sugarcane production. This study analyzes the behavior of the price per ton of sugarcane in Brazil, relating it to the main production costs of this cultivation. Twelve price indicators from January 2015 to December 2020 were evaluated. First, the data were adjusted to a multiple linear regression model to identify the significant variables on variation in the price per ton of sugarcane. Then, the Monte Carlo simulation was used to measure the level of certainty of occurrence of these variables, and forecasts were obtained from the adjustment of ARIMA models. The results showed the influence of the costs of diesel oil, two agricultural pesticides, and daily laborers on the price of sugarcane, besides an increasing trend of its, providing relevant short-term projections for decision-making about investments in the agribusiness sector.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:28:00 -070
       
  • The Strategy of Chaos: Brazilian Foreign Policy under Jair Bolsonaro
           (2019-2022)

    • Authors: Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus
      Abstract: The aims of the article are to identify the main factors that have defined Brazil’s international insertion during Jair Bolsonaro’s administration as well as to explain the main foreign policy changes from 2019 to 2022. I argue that, although the alignment with the Donald Trump’s administration structured the main axes of Bolsonaro’s foreign policy and the ideological discourse in foreign policy has not been abandoned by the Brazilian government during Bolsonaro’s term, some adjustments were necessary in sensitive topics such as relations with China and the Venezuelan crisis to adapt to the interests of relevant segments of Brazilian politics. Bolsonaro’s foreign policy depends heavily on the outcome of the struggle between the pragmatic economic and military members of his administration on one side, and the religious and conservative ideologists on the other. The conclusions indicate that domestic interests – particularly the need to please Bolsonaro’s political base, which turned Brazil into a violator of indigenous, LGBTQIAP+, and other minorities’ rights – are more important than global commitments Brazil has previously assumed.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:22:53 -070
       
  • Toward a Theory of Permanent Environmental Reassignment for Residential
           Childcare: A Comprehensive Research Agenda for the 21st Century

    • Authors: George S. Yacoubian
      Abstract: Historically there have been two residential childcare institutions in Armenia: orphanages and special boarding schools. The children housed in these facilities are either natural orphans (i.e., children who have no living family or whose biological parents have had their familial rights terminated) or social orphans (i.e., children with living biological parents who are unable or unwilling to care for them but whose rights have not been terminated). In recent years, Armenia’s “transitional centers” have offered a residential alternative for older teenage girls who have outgrown the traditional orphanage but who are not yet ready for independent living. While institutionalization has historically been castigated as contrary to a child’s best interests, our previous research suggests that residential childcare facilities (RCF) provide vulnerable children with a safe haven during times of crisis, a loving environment through intimate relationships with staff and peers, emotional stability during formative years, an improved standard of living, and superior opportunities upon reaching the age of majority. These transitional centers, invaluable to the continuum of care, suggest that permanent environmental reassignment is the ideal path when familial care is surrendered or expropriated.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -070
       
 
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