Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology  

CONTENTS 

Volume 11 Number 1, January 2014

Note from the Editor
Intellectuals: Public, Private and Platonic Nazrul Islam

India’s “Domestic Violence Act 2005”: A Critical Analysis

Gulafroz Jan

Curbing the Surge of Female Genital Mutilation

Kola O Odeku

Contextualising Intergenerational Mobility of Women ‘Techies’ of Kolkata

Asmita Bhattacharya and Bhola Nath Ghosh

The Plights of the Aged Inmates in Nigerian Prison System:  A Survey of Two Prisons in Ogun State, Nigeria.

Mathias Olufemi Dada Ojo and Rashidi Akanji Okunola

Biliteracy Development: Problems and Prospects – an Ethnographic Case Study in South Africa

Molatelo Prudence Lebese and Oliver Mtapuri

Childhood Disabilities and Child Protection in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

MD. Nazrul Islam Mondal, Shamim Ferdous, Md. Zamirul Islam,Md. Sabbir Hossain,Md. Shahiduzzaman and Md.Shahidur Rahman Choudhary

Effectiveness of Korea’s Development Cooperation to Enhance the Vocational Training Capacity of the BKTTC: Need for Building Absorptive Capacity for Effective Development Cooperation in Bangladesh

Md. Roknuzzaman Siddiky

Health Care Situation of Migrant Slum Women: Evidence from Sylhet City of Bangladesh        

Md.  Mojammel Hussain Raihan                  Md. Nazrul Islam, Abdur Rouf,              Ayesha Begum,    Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Mohd. Shakil Murad, and Saibal Das

Public Participation and Lay Knowledge in Environmental Governance: A Case Study of Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh Shahadat Hossain Shakil and Md. Musfiqur Rahman Bhuiya
   

Volume 10 Number 2, July  2013

Note from the Editor

Patisars Today: Tagore, Modernity and Social Change in Contemporary Rural Bangladesh

S. Aminul Islam

Militancy: A Myth or Reality An Exploratory Study of the Socio-economic and Religious Forces Behind Militancy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Arab Naz,Mohammad Hussain Waseem Khan,  Anwar Alam Umar Daraz, Irum Mughal and Ibrahim

Religion and Violence in Nigeria: 1980-2012

Mohammed Usman

Suicide Bombing  and Religious Fundamentalism in Nigeria :The Case of Boko Haram

A.O. Abisoye

Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Golden Bengal to Land of Disasters

Mahmuda Khatun

Environmental Challenges and the Quest for Social

Ali Arazeem Abdullahi  Usman A. Raheem Saliman Tunde Saliman

Demand Structure and the Consumption of Garri in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.

C.I.Ezeh, C.O. Anyiro                                  N. Q. Obioma and                                     O.C. Maduagwu

North-South Relations: Exploring the role of Italian NGOs in post-apartheid South Africa

Mbizo Edward Sibanda                              and Oliver Mtapuri

Breaking the Silence: Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs) Among Women in Slums of Khulna City, Bangladesh

S.M. Ashikur Elahee                            Saleh Mahmud, Sezan Tanvir and                     Md. Zishan Rahman

   

Volume 10 Number 1, January  2013

Note from the Editor

Regulation or Deregulation of an Economic Entity: A Normative Analysis

Mustafa Murshed and Mosammat Mustari Khanaum

Impact of Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) on Rural Women Contact Farmers’ Poverty Levels in Aguata Agricultural Zone of Anambra State, Nigeria

C.I. Ezeh , C.O. Anyiro , L. K. Ogbonnaya and N. Q. Obioma

Challenges on Application of Batho Pele Principles: A Case Study of Department of Home Affairs, Durban Regional Office

T.L.Ngidi and N. Dorasamy

Analysis of the Perception of Organizational Politics by Employees of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

A. S. Adebusuyi, M. O. Olasupo and E. E. Idehen

Reducing Urban Poverty through Fuel Wood Business in Masvingo City, Zimbabwe: A Myth or Reality

Bernard Chazovachii Leonard Chitongo and Jenias Ndava

Quality of Education in India: A Case Study of Primary Schools of Assam

Sahidul Ahmed

Violence against Women:  Nature, Causes and Dimensions in Contemporary Bangladesh

Kazi Tobarak Hossain and Md. Saidur Rashid Suman

Socio-economic and Cultural Processes Associated with Domestic Violence in Rural Nigeria: A Study of Uzo Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State

Peter Ezeah

Impact of Conflict Situation on Mental Health in Srinagar, Kashmir

Asima Hassan and Aneesa Shafi

Silent Cry of Dying Childhood and Children of Street Based Sex Workers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh Md. Nazmul Alam and Rizwana Hussain
Effects of Family Breakup on Children: A Study in Khulna City Shirina Aktar
Protecting Child Labour in Bangladesh Domestic Laws versus International Instruments Sharmin Aktar and Abu Syead Muhammed Abdullah  
   

    

Volume 9 Number 2 July 2012

Note from the Editor

Application of Fuzzy Logic in Sociological Research: An Instance of Potential Payoff

Mohammed Faruque Uddin

Domestic Violence against Women in Bangladesh: Analysis from a Socio-legal Perspective

Mst. Taslima Khatun and               Khandaker Farzana Rahman

Water Security in Coastal Region of Bangladesh: Would Desalination be a Solution to the Vulnerable Communities of the Sundarbans?

Asiful Basar

Female Executives’ Experiences of Contra-power Sexual Harassment from Male Subordinates in the Workplace

Emmanuel Abiodun Fayankinnu

Health Care Seeking Behavior for Safe Motherhood: Findings from Rural Bangladesh

Shirina Aktar

The Need to Incorporate Senior Caregivers in Health Education Relating to Malaria in Rural Areas

Ali Arazeem Abdullahi                        Anton Senekal and                             Cecilia Van Zyl-Schalekamp

Secondary School Students’ Perception of Environmental Variables Influencing Academic Performance in Edo State, Nigeria

Jolly Okoza                                     Oyaziwo Aluede and                                    Justina E. Afen Akpaida

Drug Abuse, Youth Violence and Social Order:A Study of Petroleum Hawkers in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

Usman Isah Ndashiru A. and               Usman Ahmad Karofi

A Socio-economic Study of Informal Sector Workers of Dhaka City

Md. Nazmul Alam

Call for papers for the 10th Anniversary Issue 

 

Volume 9 Number 1 January 2012

Note from the Editor 

An Application of Factor Analysis on Gross Domestic Product Data of Bangladesh

Yesmin Akhter, Md. Mahsin and             Mohammad Zakaria Mohaimin

Intergenerational Mobility as a Determinant of Socio-economic Status: A Theoretical Discussion

Mustafa Murshed 

Technology Inertia and Poverty Trap in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Nigeria

Peter Ezeah 

Effect of Gender and Status on Job Stress among Police Officers in Ekti State of Nigeria

Bunmi Omolayo 

Psychosocial Characteristics and Experience of Discrimination and Stigmatization among Spouses of HIV/AIDS Infected Husbands: A Study from India 

Latha, KS. and Simi John 

Vulnerability of the Female Youth to Drugs and Substance Abuse in Makindu Town, Kenya 

Nelson Jagero and Faith Mbulwa 

Mid–Day Meal Scheme and Growth of Primary Education-A case Study of District Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir

Yawar Hamid and Asmat Hamid

Impacts of Cultural Differences on Work-related Values among Employees in Ibadan, Nigeria

Olufemi Adejare Adewole 

Factors of Migration in Urban Bangladesh: An Empirical Study of Poor Migrants in Rajshahi City

Khandaker Mursheda Farhana Syed Ajijur Rahman and Mahfuzur Rahman

Book Review

Instruments of Social Research

S. Aminul Islam

Volume 8 Number 2 July 2011

Note from the Editor 

Estimation of Population and Food Grain Production   In Bangladesh by 2020: A Simple Moving Average  Approach to a Time Series Analysis 

Dayal Talukder and  Love Chile

Women Empowerment or Autonomy: A Comparative View in Bangladesh Context

Md. Morshedul Haque, Towfiqua Mahfuza Islam, Md. Ismail Tareque and Md. Golam Mostofa

Socio-economic Characteristics and English Language Achievement in Rural Bangladesh

M. Obaidul Hamid

Parental Socio-Economic Status as Correlate of Child Labour in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

O.S. Elgbeleye and M.O. Olasupo

Managing Bullying Problems in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Some Interventions for Implementation

Oyaziwo Aluede

Implications of the Ranking of Community Participation Strategies in Health Development by Selected Rural Communities in O-Kun Yoruba, Kogi State, Nigeria

Steve Metiboba and Olufemi Adewole

Issues, Problems and Policies in Agricultural Credit:A Review of Agricultural Credit in Nigeria

Olatomide W. Olowa and Omowumi A. Olowa

Conceptualising Northeast India: A Discursive  Analysis on Diversity

Thongkholal Haokip

 

Volume 8 Number 1 January 2011

Note from the Editor 

Introduction to Religious Studies in South Asia: The Dhaka Initiative

Joseph T. O’Connell

Sociological Approach to Research on Religion: Bangladesh Perspectives

K.A.M. Saaduddin 

Historical Overview of Religious Pluralism in Bengal

Kazi Nurul Islam 

Aryan Religious Traditions in Bengal from Gupta through Sena Periods: An Introductory Note

Paresh Chandra Mandal

Buddhism in Bengal: A Brief Survey

Niru Kumar Chakma

Reflections on Islamisation in Bengal

Abdul Momin Chowdhury

Chaitanya Vaishnava Devotion (bhakti) and Ethics as Socially Integrative in Sultanate Bengal

Joseph T. O’Connell

Between Puritan Islamic and Syncretistic Muslim Traditions in Bengal: An Ecological Perspective on the Faraizi Movement

Iftekhar Iqbal

Historical Sketch of the Christian Tradition in Bengal

Md. Shaikh Farid

Christian Mission and Evangelization in Bangladesh

Dr. Father Tapan De Rozario

Bahai Religious Faith and Tradition in Bangladesh

Muhammad Jahangir Alam

Religious Aspects of Adibasi Life in Bangladesh

Eva Sadia Saad

Proposed Bibliography on Religion in the Bengal Region

Fazlul Alam

Appendix 

Volume 7 Number 2 July 2010

Note from the Editor 

Martial Law, Rule of Law and Legitimacy:
A Sociological Analysis of Bangladesh Politics - 2008

K.A.M. Saaduddin

The Urban Informal Sector and Workplace Insecurity for Women in Nigeria: Evidence from Port Harcourt City

Ngboawaji Daniel Nte

Filial Relationship and Autonomy of Senior SecondarySchool Students in Rivers State

Atubobaralabi Jamabo and Tamunoimama Jamabo

Surviving Pattern of Women and Children migrants in urban Bangladesh

Khandaker M. Farhana Rossella De Marchi and Syed Ajijur Rahman

Book Review

Sociological Perspectives on Poverty

Palash Kamruzzaman

Volume 7 Number 1 January 2010

Note from the Editor 

Influence of Age, Marital Status and Environment on Sexism in Nigeria

Adedeji J. Ogunleye and Sulaiman O. Adebayo

The Face of Intimate Partner Violence in Bangladesh: Revealing Patterns from the Existing Literature

Syeda Tonima Hadi

Rural Intelligence Gathering and the Challenges of Counter Insurgency: Views from the Niger Delta

Ngboawaji Daniel Nte Paul Eke and Kinikanwo Anele

Poverty: A Potent Conflict Escalator in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Otu A. Ekpenyong Aniefiok Sunday Ukommi and Emmanuel Obiahu Agha

The Effect of Livestock Pilferage on Household Poverty in Developing Countries: Theoretical Evidence from Nigeria

Olatomide Waheed Olowa

  Recent Marriage patterns in South Africa 1996-2007

M.E. Palamuleni

 

 

  Volume 6 Number 2 July 2009   

 

Note from the Editor    

“It’s OK to beat my wife?” – Patriarchal Perceptions of  Bangladeshi Respondents and Factors Associated

Syeda Tonima Hadi 

Political Influence on Bureaucratic Growth and Social  Responsiveness: A Case of Ondo State, Nigeria

Adeyemo Oluropo David and

Osunyikanmi Olakunle Pius  

Street Children and the Challenges of National Security:Evidence from Nigeria

Ngboawaji Daniel Nte

Paul Eke and S.T. Igbanibo 

Child Labour Practices in Kargil (Ladakh)  

Bilal Ahmad Bhat

The Impact of Stigmatization on the Acceptance and Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the Society: A Case Study of the Civil Servants in Auchi  

T.O. Agweda and  V.A. Dibua 

An Assessment of the Role of School Counsellors in Preventing HIV/AIDS among Secondary School Students in Osun State, Nigeria  

Mary Aduke  Ajila  ChrisO.Ajila, D.O.Adeyemo and  A.A.Owojori

                                                                                                             

Volume 6 Number 1 January 2009 

Note from the Editor        

Normative Deprivation in Urban Bangladesh: A Case Study of Uttara, Dhaka    

A. I.Mahbub Uddin Ahmed    

Lipon Kumar Mondal    

Men’s Exploration of Multiple Sexual Partners: Economic vs. Psychosocial Explanation 

Shyamal Kumar Das Ashraf Esmail and  Lisa Eargle 

Democratization and National Integration in Nigeria  

Martin Ikechukwu Ifeanacho

Identity Politics and Social Exclusion in India’s North-East: The Case for Re-distributive Justice 

N.K.Das

Impact of the British Bangladeshi Musicians of London A Brief Look at the Popular Musical Styles of  Postcolonial Migrant Peoples   

Shams Bin Quader

Perception of Rural-Urban Migration in Selected Rural   Communities in Ondo State Nigeria

Olayiwola O. Fasoranti

Book review

Crime Policy in America

Joseph D'Silva 

     

 Volume 5 Number 2. July 2008.

Special Issue on South Asian Sociological Conference, Dhaka, March 2008    

 Note from the Editor  

Sociology: From Science to Pseudoscience?

Nazrul Islam

Sociological Theory and Knowledge Society

P. K. B. Nayar

Process of Institutionalization of Sociology in Bangladesh: Can it be Theoretically Addressed?

Monirul I Khan

Challenges and Promises of Sociology in the Twenty-first Century: A West Bengal Experience 

Subhash Biswas

Global-Local Nexus and the Emerging Field of Criminology and Criminal Justice in South Asia: Bangladesh Case 

Mokerrom Hossain and   Shahid M. Shahidullah

Challenge of Poverty Reduction Programmes: A Study on Women and Poverty in Developing Countries 

D. Parimala

      

Volume 5 Number 1. January 2008.  

Note from the Editor

The Psychology of Participatory Democracy and the Personality Profile of the Nigerian Politicians  

S.O. Adebayo and  A.J. Ogunleye  

Power in Social Organization: A Sociological Review

Md. Saidul Islam

Corruption by Example: Legalizing the Illegal as a Means of Survival in Modern Nigeria 

Olufayo Olu-Olu  

Rapid Urban Growth and Poverty in Dhaka City 

Shahadat Hossain

Does the Internet Make People Socially Isolated?   A Social Network Approach   

Manouchehr Mohseni   Behzad Dowran and   Mohammad Hadi Sohrabi  Haghighat

                                                                                                              

 Volume 4 Number 2. January 2007.

Note from the Editor

Market-State-Civil Society Relations and Development in Post-Independent Bangladesh : Some Theoretical Reflections

Masudur Rahman

Restoring the Credibility of Bangladesh Public Service Commission: Major Challenges and Policy Recommendations  

Md. Rezaul Karim

Effect of Leadership Style on Job-Related Tension and  Psychological Sense of Community in Work Organizations: A Case Study of Four Organizations in Lagos State , Nigeria

Bunmi Omolayo 

Non-Work Factors and Labour Turnover among Female Employees in Kebbi State Civil service 

Muhammad Sani Umar   and Usman Ahmad Karofi

Impact of Cultural Globalization on the Upper Class Youth in Dhaka City : A Sample Study

Dilara Zahid

Consensual Poverty in Britain , Sweden and Bangladesh : A Comparative Study

A. I. Mahbub Uddin Ahmed 

     

Volume 4. Number 1. January 2007

Note from the Editor

Science and Religion: The Quest for Knowledge and Certainty in the Postmodern Era [The Cases of Medicine and Psychiarty]  

Shahid M. Shahidullah 

Unmasking Children’s Reading Ability: Context US Society

Mahmuda Khatun 

Monetary Reward: A Predictor of Employees’Commitment to Medium Scale Organizations in Nigeria  

Bunmi Omolayo and A.B. Owolabi  

The Nature of Political Empowerment and Gender in Local  Governance: A Comparative Study of Dhaka City Corporation and Narayanganj Municipality

Farhana Zaman 

Emergence of Satellite Television and Enigmatic Geo-political Strategy of Bangladesh government  

Zeenat  Huda Wahid 

Book Reviews  

Political Economy of land Litigation in Bangladesh

S. Aminul Islam 

Election under a Caretaker Government

S. Aminul Islam

                         

  

 

Volume 3. Number 2. July 2006

 

 

Note from the Editor  

The Predicament of Democratic Consolidation in Bangladesh 

S. Aminul Islam  

Cultural Diversity, Religious Syncretism and People of India: An Anthropological Interpretation 

N.K.Das  

Female Criminality in Nigeria: A Historic Review

Comfort O. Chukuezi  

The Interrelationship between Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Development in Bangladesh: An Overview

Mahbuba Nasreen  K..Mokaddem and Debasish K. Kundu 

Home Delivery Practices in Rural Bangladesh: A Case of  Passive Violence to the Women

Monirul I. Khan and Khaleda Islam

Book Review  

The End of Sociological Theory and other Essays on Theory and Methodology  

S. Aminul Islam  

 

Volume 3. Number 1. January 2006  

 

Policy Making and Policy Deficit: Role of the Sociologists

Bipul Kumar Bhadra

Reproductive Health Issues Among Adolescents in Nigeria

Tinuola Femi Rufus

A Note on Multidimensional Study of Social Integration in a Rural Society 

Swati Sadhu and Kumar Chattopadhyay

Globalization and Crime

Usman Ahmad Karofi and Jason Mwanza

Research Note

Factors Affecting Students’ Performance A Case of Private Colleges

Syed Tahir Hijazi and S.M.M. Raza Naqvi  

            

 

Volume 2. Number 2. July 2005  

 

Towards a Theory of the Intellectuals and their Political Ideology in the Post-Soviet Global Society.

Nazrul Islam  

Constructing a Global Ghetto: Racism, the West,& the "Third World".  

M Asadi  

Long-term Camp Life and Changing Identities of Sri Lankan Women Refugees in India.  

Abhijit Dasgupta  

Socio-spatial Differentials of Political Behaviour of the Urban Poor in Bangladesh.  

Shahadat Hossain  

Drug Abuse and Criminal Behaviour In Penang, Malaysia:A Multivariate Analysis.  

Usman Ahmad Karofi 

 

   

Volume 2. Number 1. January 2005

 

Special Issue: Exploring the Sociological Perspective on Poverty  

 

Sociology of Poverty: Quest for a new Horizon 

S.Aminul Islam  

Challenges in Constructing the Sociological Concept of Poverty.

Monirul Islam Khan

The Politics of Poverty

David Everatt  

World Bank Data of Poverty and  Poverty of World Bank Data 

Nazrul Islam  

Poverty, Household Strategies and Coping with Urban Life: Examining "Livelihood Framework" in Dhaka City, Bangladesh 

Shahadat Hossain

Other Papers  

Expectations as Limitations: Sociology's Challenges in Development Studies

Malin Arvidson  

Book Review  

Shifting Paradigms of Development

Nazrul Islam  

   

 

Volume 1. Number 2. July 2004 

 

Note From the Editor  

Sociology in the 21st Century: Facing a Dead End. 

Nazrul Islam 

Glocalization as Globalization: Evolution of a Sociological Concept.

Habibul Haque Khondker  

Disaster Approach:Exploring the Sociological Approach to Disaster in Bangladesh

Mahbuba Nasreen   

Overcoming Poverty in Bangladesh: Search for a New Paradigm

S. Aminul Islam  

Socio-demographic Correlates of Rural Poverty in Bangladesh:  A case study of Gaibandha Sadar and Tanore Upazillas 

A. I. Mahbub Uddin Ahmed  

Review Essay  

Exploring Governance in South Asian Mega Cities:  A Review Essay. 

S. Aminul Islam

 

 

Volume 1. Number 1. January 2004

 

Special Issue: Patrimonialism, Culture and Religion: A Reexamination of Max Weber  

 

Note From the Editor  

From Academic Outsider to Sociological Mastermind: The Fashioning of the Sociological “Classic” Max Weber.  

Dirk Kaesler  

Patrimonialism and Urban Development: A Reexamination of Max Weber’s Theories of the City.

Rangalal Sen  

Weber’s Perspective on the City and Culture:Contemporary Urbanization and Bangladesh.

A. I. Mahbub Uddin Ahmed  

Max Weber’s Sociology of Islam: A Critique

Syed Anwar Husain  

Protestant Ethic and the Not-So-Sociology of World Religions.

Nazrul Islam  

 

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