Studies in Sociology of Science

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 3, September 1

Adjustment and Age through the Eyes of Portuguese and English Community-Dwelling Older Adults
INTRODUCTION The proportional increase of the elderly in the population has emphasized the need for consideration of what it takes to live this phase of life with a sense of quality. Life expectancy for older adults in the UK has reached its highest...
Analysis and Critical Review of Rural Development Efforts in Nigeria, 1960-2010
INTRODUCTION Rural development in the world generally and in the third world in particular has assumed the front-burner status since early eighties because governments have realized that except given the seriousness it deserves and closing the gap...
A Review of Social Exchange Relationship
INTRODUCTION The relationship between employees and their organization is often described as an exchange relationship (Mowday, Porter & Steers, 1982). The exchange relationship initially refers to a contractual relationship with the purpose...
Imagery Scenery-Innovative Expression of Washing Landscape Painting Photography
The traditional landscape culture with the theory that "man is an integral part of nature" has been deeply absorbed by Chinese people. The love and desire for nature has brought numerous shutterbugs to the team of landscape photography. The value of...
Methods of Realizing Equal Pay for Equal Work for Temporary Employees in China
INTRODUCTION In recent years, the employment service industry has developed rapidly. As a result, about sixty millions of labors dispatching workers were working at employing units in China in 2011 (1). If considering the labors trusting theirs...
Mobile Phone Usage and Awareness of Health Related Issues among the Male Science Students
INTRODUCTION Cell phones are considered to be one of the most speedily emerging technologies in the human race (Rebello, 2010). By the end of the year 2010, there was a drastic increase in subscription of cell phones in developing countries reaching...
Orality and Medicine: The Efficacy of the Word in the Practice of Therapeutic Cures in Traditional African Medicine
Today in most of our traditional African societies, the practice of medicine or medicinal cures outside orthodox medicine is often associated with witchcraft, necromancy or other derogatory associations that are not worthy of mention in so called civilized...
Simultaneity in the Scientific Enterprise
"We are inclined to think that, with respect to every great addition which has been made to the stock of human knowledge, the case has been similar: that without Copernicus we should have been Copernicans--that without Columbus America would have been...
The Effect of Climate Negotiation on Economic Justice in China
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations: AWG-LCA--Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action BASIC--China, India, South Africa and Brazils CDM--Clean Development mechanism CER--Certified emission reduction UNFCCC--United Nations Framework Convention...
The Estimation of the Probability of the Twin Crisis Occurrence
INTRODUCTION Since the 1990s, financial crises characterized by the currency crisis and banking crisis existing simultaneously occurred in some countries especially developing countries, and this crisis is called twin crisis or double crisis. As...
The Role of Mass Media in Rural Information System in Nigeria
INTRODUCTION Despite their vaunted objectivity and self-acclaimed commitment to fairness, it can be argued that the Nigerian mass media has over the years, solely neglected the rural areas. The perspective of the Nigeria mass media was, and continues...
War Termination in Sri Lanka
I. COMMUNAL VIOLENCE Most observers have placed the start of the civil war in Sri Lanka as the summer of 1983, after a Sinhalese pogrom against the Tamil population occurred, mostly in the Colombo region. To some degree the anti-Tamil riots were...
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