Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

PATRIARCHY VS. FEMINISM: A CLASH OF PERSPECTIVES ON MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ISSUES.

Society has embarrassingly linger for a longer time over the conflict between the patriarchy movement and the recent upshoot called the feminism strand advocating for the right, equality and equity of all. It has been a thing of reactionary quest than a revolutionary subject of thoughts as roles, privileges, obligations; education etc has enshrined and engrafted these differences and preferences in a more definite form as it trickles down from time immemorial.  Interest...

Indiscriminatory Waste Disposal and Health Hazards in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State: Causes and Effects

The study generally investigated indiscriminatory waste disposal and health hazards in Ado-Ekiti, State. Specifically, the research work assessed the challenges of waste management, the causes and effects of indiscriminatory waste disposal, practices related to indiscriminatory waste disposal and the relationship between indiscriminatory waste disposal and health hazards.The research adopted a descriptive and exploratory-cross-sectional-non-experimental survey design. Data...

The Yoruba Ethnic Group

The Yoruba are one of the largest African ethnic groups south of the Sahara Desert. They are, in fact, not a single group, but rather a collection of diverse people bound together by a common language, history, and culture. Within Nigeria, the Yoruba dominate the western part of the country. Yoruba mythology holds that all Yoruba people descended from a hero called Odua or Oduduwa 

Ontology and Epistemology of Islamic Philosophers

Islamic philosophy refers to philosophy produced in an Islamic society. Islamic philosophy is a generic term that can be defined and used in different ways. In its broadest sense it means the world view of Islam, as derived from the Islamic texts concerning the creation of the universe and the will of the Creator

Colonial Origin of the Nigerian Armed Forces Beginning from the West African Frontier Forces

The history of English-speaking West Africa in the second half of the 19th century was to a great extent interwoven with European military developments on the West Coast. This does not mean that up till this time the military had been absent as a driving force in the history of West Africa, for the use of the army by European powers in West Africa, whether for "holding operations", for provisioning ships en route to the cape coast; for the defence of static defensive works, for garriso...

Practicable Solutions to the Problems of Ethnicity and Regionalism in Nigeria

Ethnicity is a popular cliché used to describe or analyze various forms of anomalies in the Nigerian nation building. It is defined as “a label for social groups who feel a distinct sense of difference by virtue of common culture and descent” (Glazer and Moynihan; 1975). In Nigerian context, ethnicity is defined as a social phenomenon associated with the identity of members of a competing communal group(s) seeking to protect and advance their interest in a political system. The re...

Cultural History of the Ijebu Ethnic Group

The indigenes of Ijebuland are perceived to have an underlying belief of seniority in comparison to other kingdoms of the Yoruba tribe, owing to claims of being the first Yoruba settlers in Nigeria and consequently considering it somewhat belittling to be subject to the rulership of later settlers and their kings, the likes of the Ooni of Ife (King of Ife), Alaafin of Oyo (King of Oyo) and the Alake of Egbaland (King of the Egbas). 

Cultural feminism

cultural feminism talks about the type of feminism affecting women in regards to women empowerment.Cultural feminism developed from radical feminism. It is an ideology that attempts to revalidate what cultural feminists consider undervalued female attributes. It is also a theory that commends the differences of women from men (Alcoff, 2006). Brooke Williams is credited with introducing the term cultural feminism in 1975 in order to describe the depoliticization of radical feminism (Taylo...

GREED, DISHONESTY, CORRUPTION, LIES, SETUP ARE IMPEDIMENTS TO NIGERIA DEVELOPMENT

PREFACEThis term paper was written due to the rise in these evil vices in the society. It was prepared to bring to the knowledge of my readers the evil effect of these vices. Chapter one tells us about the definition of the terms and the relationships between these terms. Chapter two tells us about the Nigerian society and how these evil vices operate in the society. The causes of these vices and the hindrance to Nigerian development. Chapter three focuses on corruption in the ...

Terrorism and the Dilemmas of Combating the Menace in Nigeria

AbstractThe world is still at the euphoria over the killing of Osama bin Laden, founder and leader of the most dreaded terrorist group in the world known as “the Al-Qaeda” (The Base). He was alleged to have been killed in an America led operations in Pakistan on May 1, 2011. Consequently, the Taliban, members of the Al-Qaeda and Islamic fundamentalists all over the world including Nigeria threatened for a sweet revenge over his death. The questions are “what will be the future of terror...

Functionalism Theory

INTRODUCTIONThe functionalist perspective, also called functionalism, is one of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology. It has its origins in the works of Emile Durkheim, who was especially interested in how social order is possible or how society remains relatively stable.Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how it contributes to the stability of the whole society. Society is more than the sum of its parts; rather, each part of society is functional for the stab...

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