Open Journal for Anthropological Studies

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EISSN : 2560-5348
Published by: Center for Open Access in Science (10.32591)
Total articles ≅ 26
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Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 6, pp 15-20;

Greece and Italy as neighboring countries have exchanged elements of their language and culture over the centuries since they are connected by many historical events. The purpose of this work is to study the influence of the city of Genoa in Greece. There will be a reference to the Greek areas conquered and lived by the Genoese, a general presentation of the Italian element in the northern Aegean.
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 6, pp 11-14;

This study aims to recall the ideas and activities in the field of an evolutionary approach to the research of speculative historiosophy and its possible influences on the research of the social sciences and humanities. The research is in the form of a scientific essay in which different concepts are analyzed. The main points in the essay are: “Genetics” and “What is the role of the humanities and social sciences? Is their existence really pointless?” The essay ends with conclusions: the “social sciences” – the areas of research must be assisted by evolutionary explanations in order to understand the source of the creation of their objects of research in their attempt to analyze the behavior of a person/society and create a better social order for human society.
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 6, pp 1-10;

This study profiles the nature of culturally bound syndrome perception of Ode-Ori (schizophrenia) incident among faith based and traditional mental illness healers in the Oke-Ogun area. The study relied on Interviews with mental health healers in the faith based and traditional treatment of mental illness. The interviews were recorded on tape, processed, and analyzed. Narratives indicated that local mental health experts conceptualize Ode-Ori as a psychotic syndrome resulting from spiritual attack, punishment for taboo violations or genetic inheritance from parents to their offspring. The disorder was viewed as having poor prognosis. Healers apply local treatment in the form of; holy water, spiritual bath, head washing with leaves sap mixed with black soap (osedudu), incision on the forehead and syncretism prayers and exorcism to return the patient to normality. This study concludes that there is cultural coloration to understanding of schizophrenia, it causes located in supernatural, spiritual and genetic factors. There is the need for more education about nature and causes of schizophrenia among Onko people in Nigeria.
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 5, pp 37-48;

This paper explores the scourge of human trafficking in South Africa and Zimbabwe- two neighboring Southern African nations. Data for this study were obtained from research articles, documents and online articles on trafficking in persons. The paper highlights the trends, push/pull factors, the control, as well as the obstacles to effective control of human trafficking within the two countries. The paper reveals that South Africa is characterized by pull factors, largely due to its position as the economic powerhouse of Southern Africa. Conversely, human trafficking in Zimbabwe is mainly spurred by push factors emanating from acute socio-economic problems. Despite significant efforts in the control of trafficking in persons through legislation and enforcement, loopholes in the trafficking in persons legislation within the two nations, as well as persistent economic challenges in Zimbabwe, are impeding the effective control of human trafficking.
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 5, pp 49-60;

This study analyzes the effect of migration on the left-behind family members in Nepal especially focusing on the family structure, livelihood, education, aging parents, reproductive health, and marital relationship. The review was done based on the published journal articles, dissertations, and organizational reports from 2015-2020 to explore the areas impacted by the migration. Seven thematic areas emerged and found both positive and adverse effects and association of migration on left behind family members of the migrants. The review also found the need for further research on the ways of communicating and supporting between migrants and left behind family members to reduce the adverse effect of the migration on the left behind members of the family. Furthermore, field studies can concentrate on ways to enable women to learn skills, techniques and technology to increase production and diversify livelihoods.
, Kamal Odunjo-Saka Adewole, Fagbenro Dare Azeez
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 5, pp 29-36;

The descriptive study examined the role of peer influence and tertiary institution type on attitude toward cohabitation among adolescents in southwestern Nigeria. A sample of 620 males and females with (M=19.56 years, SD=6.18) completed a survey that comprised demographic information, measures of attitude toward cohabitation and peer pressure. Findings revealed that there was significant influence of peer influence on attitude toward cohabitation. There was no influence of tertiary institution type on attitude toward cohabitation. The study concluded that peer influence was a major determinant of attitude toward cohabitation. The study therefore recommended that psychologists should give proper orientation to students on the destructive tendencies that peer influence could have on their intention to have positive attitude toward cohabitation.
, Phillip Nhlanhla, Petronella Nondumiso Nompilo Machimana,
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 5, pp 13-28;

The purpose of the study was to explore the influence of alcohol misuse in HIV-infection at the Health and Welfare Organisation in South Africa. There is an association between alcohol misuse and HIV transmission. Male youths may lack understanding of the effects of alcohol on their sexual behavior when under the influence of alcohol. This makes male youths vulnerable to HIV infection. Qualitative methodology was used for an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon under investigation. The findings indicate that many male youths are aware of HIV-preventative methods, but their behavior is not always in line with what they know. Therefore, we recommend that male youths should be taught about the risk of HIV infection associated with alcohol misuse in various places such as schools and taverns. HIV/AIDS education should emphasize practical intervention strategies. Condom use should not be neglected in favor of newer preventative strategies such as male circumcision and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 5, pp 1-12;

The theme of this article is informing about existing policies, practices and situation (including gender disaggregated statistics) with regard to the enrolment of Roma children in pre-school and primary school in the target localities of Veľká Lomnica and Toporec. It is done by an analysis of the obstacles and challenges encountered in their adequate and timely enrolment, as well as identified solutions a description of the implemented activities and their outputs; and recommendations on how to overcome the identified obstacles and to establish long-term solutions ensuring equal access of Roma children to quality and non-segregated education.
, Andriana Ioannidi
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 4, pp 61-74;

The abrupt influx of refugee populations in Europe in the last few years has, undoubtedly, posed many challenges in European countries. Higher Education is considered to be vital for the successful settlement of refugee communities into their host societies. Therefore, it is necessary to establish whether potential refugee aspirations to gain access in HEIs of their host country can be met at all. The present paper examines Greek policies regarding the inclusion of refugees in Higher Education (HE) and attempts to illustrate the range of initiatives taking place in Greek universities, directly or indirectly related to refugees, by highlighting the levels of authority involved, the locations, sources of funding and subject matter. Overall, what is made evident is that, in concurrence with dominant EU trends, the Greek government lacks a coherent policy for the inclusion of refugees in HE in Greece. It is most likely that the initiatives taken by researchers and academics (co-)shape what is considered to be the dominant policies regarding refugees in Greece and are not so much linked to their inclusion into HE as to other aspects of their presence in the country also involving separate target groups (teachers, local communities, researchers and others).
Open Journal for Anthropological Studies, Volume 4, pp 51-60;

The feminist movement in Mexico has recently gained attention due to the diverse manifestations along with the country. The song Canción sin miedo (2020) portrays elements that keep a relationship with the feminist ideology, as well as recent events that are depicted in the lyrics. Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is presented as an approach to examining the song, using Halliday’s systemic functional linguistics (SFL) model and parallelism analysis. The outcomes of this study suggest that the song was produced as a claim for social justice, but it involves elements that generate a sense of identity for some women because their roles and struggles are depicted in the lyrics, principally femicide. Additionally, the parallelism analysis shows three syntactical structures that compose the body of the text. This examination is also a call for noticing the emergence of violence against women in Mexico.
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