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Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, December

Allocation and Management of Resources for the Sustenance of Free Qualitative Secondary Education in Ondo State
Background to the Study Education constitutes the most formidable industry in Ondo State. Since the creation of the State on February 3, 1976, education has been attracting the largest proportion of the total money earmarked for social services....
"Almasy's Desire for Identity 'Erasure' in Michael Ondaatje's the English Patient"
The English Patient consists of two texts. The first is the one which tells the story of Kip and the others, and the second is that of Almasy, Katharine and the Bedouins. Each of these texts has to suspend its 'other' in order to continue. In other...
Baudrillard and Holderlin and the Poetic Resolution of the World
We have no footing anywhere, No rest, we topple, Fall and suffer Blindly from hour To hour like water Pitched from fall To fall, year in, Year out, headlong, Downward for years to the vague abyss (Holderlin, Hyperion's...
Digital Divide 2.0 and the Digital Subaltern
Introduction Initial awareness of issues relating to the digital divide were raised by the 1999 study Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide from the Department of Commerce in the United States. (1) The development and perpetuation...
Engendering War in Hanan Al Shaykh's the Story of Zahra
1. Introduction The urgency to retrieve memory in many Arab women's writings becomes the impetus to retell the stories of women silenced, marginalized, and excluded by their own communities. There is no doubt that with the retrieval of memory...
Hypnotist, Philosopher, Serial Killer, Friend: A Critical Review of Ian Brady's the Gates of Janus
The Gates of Janus, a confessional-philosophical book by the British 'Moors Murderer,' Ian Brady, presents one of the very few prose offerings by a "serial killer." Stephen Milligen mentions a manuscript supposedly penned by John Wayne Gacy and...
In Search of My Mother's Garden: Reflections on Migration, Sexuality and Muslim Identity
Introduction In Search of Our Mother's Gardens is Alice Walker's 1983 collection of essays and reminiscences, in which she focuses on her intellectual and personal journey as a feminist, writer and, as she puts it, womanist: Womanist, as...
Political Power and Intellectual Activism in Tanure Ojaide's the Activist
Abstract In the context of the political violence and socio-economic contradictions in the Niger delta region of Nigeria, which are fuelled by the inept activities of the ruling class and the multinationals, this study examines Tanure Ojaide's...
Research Proposal and Thesis Writing: Narrative of a Recently Graduated Researcher in Applied Linguistics
1 Introduction In the last two and half decades, various disciplinary and organizational studies across the world have demonstrated a growing interest in narrative. As a fundamental form of human expression through which individuals are able...
Spirituality, Economics, and Education: A Dialogic Critique of "Spiritual Capital."
[T]he right has been able to take certain elements that many people hold dear and connect them with other issues in ways that might not often occur 'naturally' if these issues were less politicized. (Apple 2001, pp. 220-221) In...
Swoosh Time: Nike's Art of Speed Advertizing Campaign and the Blogosphere
O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets! (Hamlet, I, ii) The reality of time has been replaced by the advertisement of time. (G. Debord)...
The Clover and the Cactus: Nineteenth-Century Life in Southeast Texas
With the assistance and support of the local community, this is a co-operative archaeological project, conducted under the umbrella of a proposed Irish Diaspora Archaeology Research Project (IDARP) in University College Dublin. Texas is a quintessential...
The Deregulation of University Education in Nigeria: Implications for Quality Assurance
Introduction The role of education as an instrument for promoting the socio-economic, political and cultural development of any nation can never be over-emphasised. According to Abdulkareem (2001), a nation's growth and development is determined...
The Seven Ages of Kylie Minogue: Postmodernism, Identity, and Performative Mimicry
God's in his heaven, Kylie's at number one, surely nothing really bad can happen (Bryan Appleyard, the Sunday Times, cited in Smith 187). I never imagined what impact a 50p pair of hotpants would have (Kylie Minogue, Kylie, 2007: 12). The...
Tomson Highway's "The Rez" Plays: Theater as the (E)Merging of Native Ritual through Postmodernist Displacement
Introduction Canadian Native playwright Tomson Highway emerged on the national and international theatre scene with the production of two plays in the late 1980s: The Rez Sisters, first staged by Native Earth Performing Arts Toronto in 1986;...
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