Self, Family and Community in John Edgar Wideman’s Hiding Place
Dr. B. R. Pandey Mr. D. A. Gundawar
Through Hiding Place, Wideman has come out with more focused approach towards the black psyche, and has tried to give a perspective to the black community. In the novels written earlier, he does not involve himself in his deliberation. Moreover, he has seen at the black protagonists and the black community from a distance. But in Hiding Place, Wideman has given exclusive voice to his black protagonists. In addition, the theme is more focused, and more black-centric. However, as usual, the protagonists continue to be relentless searcher for something missing. And that something is family and community.
An Integrated Approach to Land Use Planning and Environmental Management in Growing Cities
Dr Sylvester T. Iorliam, Dr Jonathan A. Ogwuche
With emerging environmental challenges facing the global society since the 20th century, most countries of the developed world have adapted to more pragmatic land use planning and environmental management strategies for sustainable urban land use development. However, Nigeria like most other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are tied to the out dated modernist top –bottom land use planning procedures that are counter- productive to sustainable urban development and environmental management. This paper explores the inadequacies of the existing approaches to urban land use planning in Nigeria and advocates the need for an integrated approach that is interactive and participatory for sustainable urban development and environmental management in growing cities of Nigeria and the developing world
Effects of Eating Habits, Sexual Orientations and Spirituality on The Mental Health Of Adult Individuals
Ms.Namrata Upadhyay Dr. Dweep Chand
The present study was conceived to explore the effects of eating habits, sexual orientations and spirituality on the mental health of adult individuals. For this purpose a purposive sample of 80 participants of age between 21 and 60 years was taken from the cities of Delhi and NOIDA. Every participant completed his/her informed consent form before taking any other task. Three scales – The sexual Orientation Grid, Spiritual Assessment Inventory and Mental Health Inventory-38 along with Personal Information Sheet – were used for the study. Results indicated that among eating habits, sexual orientation and spirituality, the spirituality appeared to be the predictor of mental health of individuals. Among various types of eating habits, vegetarian and ovo vegetarian did not have correlation with mental health while non-vegetarian indicated non-significant negative correlation with mental health. Beside this, sexual orientation did not show any correlation with mental health. Furthermore, different sexual orientation group did not differ in their spiritual behaviour as measured on scale.
Violation of Human Rights by the Police in Kerala- A Study
Dr. H. Abdul Azeez
An important function of the State in modern times is the protection of life, liberty and property of its citizens by maintaining law and order in the State and the police department is entrusted with this function. The police as protectors of society play a vital role in the administration of criminal justice by maintaining law and order, and by preventing and detecting crimes. While ensuring safety and security of the people police must also ensure that no member of the society is put in peril and no person’s human rights and dignity are curtailed. However, the behaviour of Indian police has been colonial and dreadful towards common man.
Adeoye,Bolade,K. , Akoma,Lucy Ani,Ime.F. (Phd) Adeoye, ayodele. O. (phd)
Analysis of Some Underyling Factors Necesitating The Use Of Alcohol Among Youth In Ikenne Local Government, Ogun State.Nigeria
Adeoye,Bolade,K. , Akoma,Lucy Ani,Ime.F. (Phd) Adeoye, ayodele. O. (phd)
This study investigated some underlying factors that necessitated the use of alcohol among youth in Ikenne Local Government in Ogun State.. A sample of 243 youth comprises of 204 males and 42 females were randomly selected to participate in the study. The mean age and standard deviation was 20.2 and 9.31 respectively. The descriptive survey of ex-post-facto research design was employed. Two instruments namely Adolescent Behavioural Inventory(ABPI) and Alcohol Abstinence Self- Efficacy Scale (ABSS) were used to generate data for the study. All the hypotheses data were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data was analysis with the use of Multiple Regression and Pearson product Moment Correlation. The results indicated that there is a significant combined contribution of emotion ,physical, social on alcoholic usage and F (3,239) = 13.352; P< .05. Also, emotion was found to be the best factor necessitating the use of alcohol, (β = .518; t = 8.0345; p < .05), followed by physical reason as (=β .344; t = 5.648; p
The article explores the wondrous fairy tales that have emanated from a wide variety of tiny tales having undergone numerous transformations by political and social forces over time. The prominence of feminine beauty ideal and the ways in which beauty is presented in these tales have been beautifully dealt with and also the link between beauty and goodness and between ugliness and evil are reflected through the various tales.
THE EFFECT OF BOKO HARAM CRISIS ON SOCIOECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN YOBE STATE
The study assesses the effect of Boko Haram crisis on Economic activities in Yobe state. The terrorizing effect of the activities of the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram on the socio-economic condition ofYobe states of Nigeria has become so devastating that some financial institutions and other business ventures have closed down in many areas, thereby causing relocation of non-indigenes to their own states. Itis based on the above that this paper seeks to find out the extent the Boko Haram insurgency has affected thesocioeconomic situation in Yobe state of Nigeria. During the course of the study, it was discovered that the insecurity situation in the state was so tense that even the indigenes have started to send their children and wards to the some parts of the country for their education. At the end, the paper proffered solutions to the problem.
The Role of Faith Based Organizations in post-communal violence Odisha
Mr.Prabeena Kumar Bebarta
Communal violence is a scar on society because it fosters disharmony and reinforces the cultural differences between different communities. Communal violence rips apart the very fabric of society and the result is displacement, intense trauma. Misconstrued interpretations of religion and the externalization of faith becomes a focal point for power groups to exercise politics and social power over people. Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) despite being the proponents’ faiths are supposed to be secular in outlook which means that they have equal respect for other religions as well. These FBOs have a big role to play in influencing people and shaping their attitude towards other religions in the spirit of secularism. This Paper will address the role of the FBOs in post disaster communal violence (2008) in the state of Odisha. This paper aims at explaining the tools and strategies undertaken by the FBOs for the holistic rehabilitation of the victims of the violence. This study will elaborate the contribution, approach and processes, right from identifying needs, relief distribution, social reconciliation, psychosocial counseling to restoring the livelihood of the victims. Further, it will critically analyze the paradigm shifts of the FBOs, from charity and right based approach in translating the values and principles of the church. This study has used few case studies and limited to only two FBOs namely Society for Welfare, Animation and Development (SWAD) and Catholic Charity (CC) that are working in the affected regions of Odisha.
The assessment of social and emotional functioning in the schools is needed for purposes of classification, intervention development, and measurement of outcomes. Procedures for completing these evaluations, as well as the relative strengths and weaknesses of the techniques, are described in this article. The descriptions are organized by purpose, beginning with techniques for problem identification and followed by the application of these techniques to measuring outcomes. Legal, ethical, and cultural issues as they relate to these procedures are described at the end