Research Papers/Topics in Humanities and Social Science

Social Media: A Relevant Synergy for Research in the Humanities

The electronic, networked and interactive nature of social media has significant impact on research, opening up new possibilities for gathering and analysing data. This paper argues that the techniques by which users interact with data in social media, particularly categorisation and semantic tagging, can be applied to a broad range of humanities research methodologies using similar interfaces to those of social media platforms. This study combines a general review of possibilities ge...

Cultural Evolution and the Nkuho (Seclusion) Practice of the Efik

Culture is a group worldview, the way of organizing the world that a particular society has created over time. This framework or web of meaning allows the members of that society to make sense of themselves, their world and their experiences in that world. It is this sharing of a common reality that gives people within a particular culture a common fund of knowledge. The Nkuho practice of the Efiks is deeply rooted in the people‟s culture. It is an exercise that essentially represen...

Theatre and the Metaphysics of Consciousness in Okpokam’s Ngun: Calibrating Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty and Heidegger’s Notion of Being

This paper seek to correlate the search for self and knowledge in Okpokam Ngun with Antonin Artaud‘s articulated idea of a philosophical theatre calibrating it with Martin Heidegger‘s critique of consciousness. Artaud‘s vision of the ‗Theatre of Cruelty‘ provides an inquiry into consciousness in that he saw theatre as a way of uncovering Being. He stressed a radical return to experience in artistic practice. For him, this was also the overcoming of metaphysical thinking. Whi...

Cultural Identity and Diversity among the Efịk and Qua of Calabar

Abstract Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind. As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. In this sense, it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations. Many of the specific cultura...

Application of Organisational Behaviour in Enterprise and Organisation Management

AbstractPositive organizational behavior has steadily occupied an important position in the management of businesses as society has progressed. There is a need to use a variety of management approaches and modes for businesses to thrive. Managers should examine their brand as part of the corporate performance analysis process. Then, by boosting the visibility of corporate activities, you may increase your understanding of the brand image. We should actively deploy organizational behavior to e...

The Saliency of Ethno-Regional Mobilisation and the Post Electoral Violence of 2011 Presidential Election

The nature, magnitude, and manifestations of electoral violence, the complex dynamics and incentives driving it in Nigeria are subject of extensive analysis in the academic literature. This study interrogates the underlying factor (s) responsible for the post election violence of the 2011 presidential elections. The 2011 presidential election in a comparative sense was generally accepted as free and fair by domestic and international observers than the 2003 and 2007 elections. The bases for ...

THE EFFECTS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (JOURNAL)

Population and economic growth commonly entails to the study of the costs of population trends on human welfare, socio-economic development, and the natural environment. Though there is a long ritual of scholarship on the costs of population trends, starting with Malthus to modern researchers. However, modern research on population and its impacts on development lack a cumulative research tradition and dominant paradigm. The main limitation of the literature, which lies largely outside the bo...

FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA. A CASE STUDY OF PRESIDENT BUHARI’S AGRICULTURAL POLICY (2015-2018).

Squealing to the discovery of petroleum, Nigeria has rapidly grown into a major food importing nation as the government has become neglectful of the agricultural sector since petroleum is considered a more viable resource for economic development. This situation quickly polarized the nation into high and low income groups. Unfortunately, while only small fraction of the population benefited from the oil wealth, the population suffered the misfortune of food insecurity as they can hardly affor...

SEQUENCING OF THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN INIGERIA

The set out objectives of the paper was to examine the issue of the credibility of the 2019 election looking at the way the election was sequenced. Relying on purely secondary data, the paper overviewed the 2019 election, looked at the legal framework of election sequence before finally looking the crux of the matter. From the work, it became clear that the 2019 election being the sixth since the return of democracy in 1999 had some improvements from the past elections especially that of vote...

Pressure groups and policy process in Nigeria's fourth republic 1999-2020

The study assessed pressure groups and policy process in Nigeria: a case of 21st century democratic dispensation. The study utilized descriptive qualitative method of content analysis on secondary data. The study was hinged on group theory as its theoretical framework. The study is based on content analysis, the study revealed that in any democratic practices, pressure groups evidently play a powerfully dynamic role in speaking and manipulating public policies during the policy process. The s...

Politics of divisiveness and the resurgence of Biafra agitation in Nigeria

In recent times, separatist movements in South-East geopolitical zone have stepped-up struggles for the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra through protest and other forms of social mobilization. The protests have triggered tension with security agencies applying excessive force to quell agitations and protests. This paper examines the politics of imbalance played by the Nigerian State towards (Igbo extraction) through non-development of the region and that has triggered the resurg...

Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis)

IntroductionIt is noteworthy that countless of needless deaths have occurred due to the incessant clashes involving Fulani herdsmen and local Nigerian farmers. The security situation in the country is bad enough without this menace, which involves the simple, innocent and hardworking grassroot people. Nevertheless, the authorities appear clueless as to the appropriate angle, from which to tackle the issue. The wealth of scholarly discussions on the subject matter have also overlooked the conf...

A Discussion of Challenges Confronting Archaeology and Its Practice in Nigeria

There is no gain saying that archaeology and archaeological practice in Nigeria is yet to achieve the desired results, particularly as it is yet to fully meet the needs of the society, and largely contribute to problem solving in contemporary terms. This is seemingly not unconnected to the fact that the practice of archaeology in the country is faced with a lot of challenges, especially in the recent times. Thus, the aim of this research is to discuss the nature of some of these challenges an...

Archaeology and Social Stability in Nigeria: An Appraisal

AbstractThe main focus of this paper is to bring to limelight how archaeological activities/findings are appropriate resources not only for understanding the past, but also for the purpose of adequately informing future plans. Archaeological activities and findings have the ability to provide positive answers to the general social instability in a nation (as being experienced or witnessed in Nigeria in particular and West Africa in ...

The Role of Archeology in the Development of World's Cultural Tourism

Abstract Archaeology is concern about the preservation and promotion of World’s heritage. This discipline is all about the identification, preservation, decolonization, publication, and stewardship of cultural resources which in turn referred to as cultural tourism. This paper tends to address the role of archaeology in the development of world’s cultural tourism as the basic focus. It also addressed the impact of the development of cultural tourism, challenges of the development and als...


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