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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/521 Volume 5 Issue 1

Ethnomedicine Museums On-Call: How Cultural Heritage is Addressing Health Challenges

Authors: Anna Siri
The internationalisation of diseases and cultural pluralism are increasingly characterising our societies. This contribution highlights the role of cultural values in the definition of health and the ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/520 Volume 5 Issue 1

Using Statistics to Analyze Anthropological/Religious Issues from the Distant Past

Authors: Walter R Schumm, Duane W Crawford, Paul E. Barkey, PhD, Daniel Bush and Daniel W. Bosch
Careful use of basic statistics may allow scholars to bring a more systematic approach to understanding open questions from past cultures or cultures in conflict. Here, we bring relatively simple stat... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/519 Volume 5 Issue 1

Is the Demirjian, Goldstein, and Tanner Method of Dental Age Estimation Obsolete? A Critical Review and Re-Assessment

Authors: Graham Roberts, MDS and Victoria S Lucas, PhD
The Demirjian technique of Dental Age Assessment has been used since 1973 to carry out Dental Age Estimation (DAE). Few authors appear to be aware that the technique comprises two distinct parts. The ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/518 Volume 4 Issue 2

Covid-19, Isolation, Mammalian Dispersal Patterns, Urban Density, Social Distancing and Mass Psychogenic Disease

Authors: Niccolo Caldararo, Ph.D
Similarities between past Mass Psychogenic Disease events and mass behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic are compared. Isolation of mass populations in typically dense urban areas are examined as an u... Read more

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Perspective   |   10.36959/763/517 Volume 4 Issue 2

Notes on a Possible Application of the Notion of Assimilation in History

Authors: Giuseppe Iurato
In this brief note, we stand out a possible application of the historical anthropology notion of assimilation to history, with a particular attention to some decolonization aspects and other ... Read more

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Perspective   |   10.36959/763/516 Volume 4 Issue 2

Paradoxical Support for the So-Called

Authors: Bruce Rothschild
The "osteological paradox" has seemingly been utilized as a mechanism to permit promulgation of speculations, compromising their testing and falsification. Such repetition of consensus-based opinions ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/515 Volume 4 Issue 2

The Kreyol Reading Room

Authors: Paul C Mocombe
The purpose of this work is threefold. First, using a structurationist approach, phenomenological structuralism, to understanding the constitution of society and practical consciousness, I argue that ... Read more

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Perspective   |   10.36959/763/514 Volume 4 Issue 2

Mocombeian Antihumanism

Authors: Paul C Mocombe
In the age of neoliberal (postindustrial) globalization social integration takes place, paradoxically, through the identity politics of postmodernism and poststructuralism on the one hand, and the con... Read more

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Perspective   |   10.36959/763/513 Volume 4 Issue 2

How Our Body's Evolution was guided by Our Abdominal Organs (The Intelligence behind Evolution)

Authors: Fletcher Kovich, Lic.Ac
A current theory is that each creature's evolution may have been determined by random variations in its genes, combined with natural selection, and perhaps some other unknown influence. In contrast, ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/512 Volume 4 Issue 2

Hypothetical Origin of NAT2 Slow Acetylator in Human Evolution

Authors: Ratan Kumar Rai
In the process of biological evolution, our ancestors have faced many environmental challenges and the genomes of the present-day humans are storages of environmentally adapted genetic entities in the... Read more

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Perspective Article   |   10.36959/763/511 Volume 4 Issue 2

Overcoming the Challenges of Managing Obesity in Barbados: A Psychological Perspective

Authors: Opal Davidson
The overwhelming increase in the prevalence of obesity worldwide and especially within the Caribbean among all age groups has result in an urgent need to find solutions to this fast growing global epi... Read more

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Opinion   |   10.36959/763/510 Volume 4 Issue 1

Winning the Fight against Covid-19: A Global Responsibility

Authors: Emmanuel Chidiebere Edeh
The recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (henceforth COVID-19) has been of serious concern around the globe. The pandemic which originated from a meat market in Wuhan (China) has taken its toll... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/509 Volume 4 Issue 1

Cape of Good Hope? Meeting Place of Unwilling Migrants from Africa, Asia and Indigenous People

Authors: Hans Friedrich Heese
The paper mainly deals with the large number of slaves from Asia and Africa imported to the Cape of Good Hope during the period 1658-1807. Apart from the (in-)human treatment of people from different ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/508 Volume 4 Issue 1

The Social Psychology of Violence on Children in an Urban School in Jamaica

Authors: Paul Andrew Bourne and Enid McLymont
Therefore this study will concentrate on finding out how children who have experienced violence actually perform academically. The participants will be drawn from among fourth and fifth graders in a J... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/507 Volume 4 Issue 1

Reflections of Another "Hard" Sciences Student Who Became an "Upstart" Social Scientist

Authors: Walter R Schumm
As a child and later as an undergraduate student, the author was indoctrinated into the idea that the social sciences were more or less useless and not "real" science. After switching from a physics d... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/506 Volume 4 Issue 1

In Defense of Materialism: The Haitian Zonbi Vs. the Philosophical Zombie

Authors: Paul C Mocombe
This work contrasts the concept of the philosophical zombie, p-zombie, with its conception as found in Haitian ontology, zonbi, to understand the material nature of consciousness constitution in the m... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/505 Volume 4 Issue 1

Linguistic and Religious Continuity and Change among the Lelna of Northwestern Nigeria

Authors: Theodore Randall
The factors shaping the contemporary linguistic and religious expression of the Lelna of Nigeria are discussed. Qualitative research reveals the increasing influence of the Hausa language, the increas... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/504 Volume 4 Issue 1

War or Religion in Different Cultural Contexts: Discerning War, Violence, Empires or Proselytizing & Religious Cults from Archaeology and Literature

Authors: Niccolo Caldararo
What is more important in the spread of civilization, military action or religious ideology? Trade and exchange are also significant and some historians like Braudel, have linked trading and raiding t... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/503 Volume 3 Issue 2

Niche Construction as a Theoretical Tool in the Ethnographic Analysis from a Naturalistic Perspective

Authors: Crivos Marta A, Lamas Susana Gisela and Dressino Vicente
In this work, we intend to move discussion forward on the heuristic role of the concept of niche construction for the review of the human/environment dichotomy by considering the interaction between b... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/502 Volume 3 Issue 2

The Menstrual Cycle Phases Are Like 'Body Seasons'

Authors: Rene Ecochard, Marie Garmier-Billard and Jean Iwaz
Since the seventies, only the reproductive function of the female cycle has been valued. It then became common practice to manipulate the female cycle with the pill to avoid conception or try to su... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/501 Volume 3 Issue 2

The Perception of Patients on the Service Quality Offered by Healthcare Professionals at Two Major Public Hospitals in South East Regional Health Authority (Serha), Jamaica

Authors: Jacqueline C Ellis, Paul Andrew Bourne, James Fallah, Nicola Brown, Cynthia Francis and Calvin Campbell
Globally, the new direction of many hospitals is to use the views of patients as a part of the feedback process in order to meet the expected service of users. The aim of the study is to examine patie... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/500 Volume 3 Issue 1

Primate Cognition and the Origins of Human Culture

Authors: Simon Dein
The concept of culture is central to cross cultural psychology. This paper examines the evolutionary roots of human culture through examining the similarities and differences between human and non-hum... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/499 Volume 3 Issue 1

An Empirical Assessment of Soft and Hard Classroom Management Strategies Employed by Teachers in Secondary Schools in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica

Authors: Mark Anthony Brown, Paul Andrew Bourne and Vincent MS Peterkin
This study was conducted using quantitative method to evaluate the classroom management strategies employed by teachers in twenty secondary schools in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica. It has been a pr... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/498 Volume 3 Issue 1

Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

Authors: Paul C Mocombe
In 1885, the nineteenth-century Haitian lawyer, statesman, anthropologist, and Egyptologist, Joseph Antenor Firmin (1850-1911), published his work, De l'egalite des races humanines (The Equality of th... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/497 Volume 3 Issue 1

Loss of Skills during the Lower Palaeolithic Levant

Authors: Nira Alperson-Afil
Locke's publication "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" [1] may mark the first modern elaboration of the definition of the human mind as born without innate ideas so that any knowledge is determ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/496 Volume 3 Issue 1

Care of the Self and Subjectivity in Precarious Neoliberal Societies

Authors: Brunella Casalini
This paper aims at analyzing precarity as an existential condition that is structural and that permeates one's affective environment. The uncaring rules of contemporary public management and their com... Read more

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Book Review Article   |   10.36959/763/495 Volume 3 Issue 1

Economy and Farm Management in Malaysia: Principles and Practices

Authors: Uqbah Iqbal
Written by Mohd. Ghazali Mohayidin and Habibah Rohany, the writing of this book focuses on the systematic use of plantation management systems, especially on matters relating to storing records such a... Read more

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Opinion   |   10.36959/763/494 Volume 3 Issue 1

Africa Game Changer: AfCFTA Broaden African Existing Partnership

Authors: Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi
The African Union agreed in January 2012 to develop the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It took eight rounds of negotiations, beginning in 2015 and lasting until December 2017, to reach ... Read more

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November 23, 2018   |   10.36959/763/493 Volume 2 Issue 2

'Designing Innovation in the Creativity Perspective'

Authors: Uqbah Iqbal
Written by Mohd. Azhar Abd. Hamid, Mohd. Koharuddin Balwi and Muhamed Fauzi Othman, nanotechnology is an experiment that uses atoms or individual molecules as a very small machine component, and measu... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/492 Volume 2 Issue 2

Street Life Safety: A Study on Risk Perceptions and Experiences of Violence in School Adolescents in the Valencian Community (Spain)

Authors: Petra Ma Perez Alonso-Geta and Ma Carmen Bellver Moreno
The aim of our research is to know statistically prevalence and types of aggressive behaviour against school, but in public spaces (on the way from home to school/college, and college/school to home),... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/491 Volume 2 Issue 2

Breaking Taboos: Menstruation, Female Subordination and Reproductive Health, the Case of India

Authors: Richa Karki and Cristina Espinosa
This paper aims to overcome a culture of silence and shame that persists not only within traditional communities but among development professionals, by showing how traditional cultural views and prac... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/490 Volume 2 Issue 1

Coffee Drinking and Sociability From Domestic Kitchen to Public fora History of Coffee Consumption in Costa Rica from 1840 to 1940

Authors: Elena Qleibo
Anthropologists have been interested for many years on the study of food and eating. Through studies of foods we, the author of the review also an anthropologist, have been able to bring to light soci... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/489 Volume 2 Issue 1

Management of Interpersonal Conflict between Principals and Teachers in Selected Secondary Schools in Bermuda

Authors: Devon Crossfield and Paul Andrew Bourne
This quantitative study was designed to identify and manage factors contributing to interpersonal conflicts between principals and teachers in Secondary Schools in Bermuda. The study also explores the... Read more

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Short Note   |   10.36959/763/488 Volume 2 Issue 1

The Uncommon Insights of Fiction and Anthropology: A Personal Note

Authors: Ruth Finnegan
Moving from an initial position of rejection of, or at least scepticism about, the sense of bringing together fiction and anthropology, the author, consonant with (by now well known) developments in t... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/487 Volume 2 Issue 1

A Comparative Study of the World's Most Dangerous Cities: Violence as the Ultimate Public Heath Challenge

Authors: Ming Yin and Carol Camp Yeakey
With the pace of rapid urbanization, people not only live in cities, but in increasingly larger cities, resulting in major changes in daily living and public health conditions. Nation states have made... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/486 Volume 2 Issue 1

Students' Perception of Curbing Deviant Behaviours in Jamaican Secondary Schools: An Assessment of the Corrective Measures Used in Behaviour Modifications by School Personnel

Authors: Paul Andrew Bourne, Charlene Lee Sharpe, Vincent MS Peterkin, Ikhalfani Solan and Dadria Lewis
Social deviance continues to be a challenge in our world, including Caribbean societies. Some people feel that such behaviours should be tackled by corporal punishment, and this is primarily a product... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/763/485 Volume 1 Issue 1

Death as a Process: Early Postmortem Changes Observed in the Agonal Stage of Terminal Patients

Authors: Mireia Montes Torrent, Sandra Antequera Muñoz, Cristina Lorenzo Torroella and Joe Adserias-Garriga
Agony can be defined as the preciding stage to death, in those situations where life is gradually extinguished. So that, agony is characterized by the cese of the vital functions.... Read more

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Commentary   |   10.36959/763/484 Volume 1 Issue 1

Dialogue between an Upstart Social-Scientist and a Senior One, in Early-2000s

Authors: Sinan Çaya
This article contains texts extracted from the correspondence between an enthusiastic, newly-degreed sociologist, and an elderly one. In the past, the enthusiastic-sociologist was an engineering stude... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/483 Volume 1 Issue 1

The Beginning of the Genus Homo: The Concept of Species as an Influential Factor for Result

Authors: Santiago Guimaraes
The beginning of the genus Homo is not easy to be characterized, because its fossil remains are few and often quite fragmented. In addition, the recent discoveries relating to this topic, provided fro... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/482 Volume 1 Issue 1

Acmeological Research Based on Personal History

Authors: NA Pakshina and MV Pravdina
The paper deals with one of the urgent and complex problems, namely the importance for personnel departments and recruiting agencies to use the achievements of acmeology in the sphere of professional ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/763/481 Volume 1 Issue 1

Enhanced Learning Technologies in 3D Modelling. Learning and Gamification Qualitative Assessment

Authors: David Fonseca, Sergi Villagrasa and Emiliano Labrador
Enhanced learning technologies (TEL), including augmented and immersive virtual reality environments, achieve a new way of assessing the subjects of 3D modelling. In the case of Multimedia or Architec... Read more

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