Title : Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Abbr. Title : Sch J Arts Humanit Soc Sci ISSN : 2347-9493 (Print) & 2347-5374 (Online) Discipline : Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Frequency : Monthly Publisher : Scholars Academic and Scientific Publisher Country : India Language : English
Current Issue : Volume-9 - Issue-04 Call for paper ; 2021
The cardinal task of this study was to analyse the mediation role of implementation in the Church of Uganda (COU) retirement policy and the welfare of retired clergy in Buganda Dioceses. In spite of COU’s introducing a retirement policy in 2010, with the objective of promoting welfare among the retired clergy, evidence revealed that Church of Uganda retired clergy were writhing under very low conditions of welfare. Finding revealed that implementation approaches of the dioceses mediated only 13% of the relationship between retirement policy and welfare of the retired clergy. In view of this analysis, the study proposed a central approach to retirement policy implementation instead of leaving it to each diocese to figure out is own approach.
Makutano Junction (MJ) is a serial television drama that uses Entertainment Education (EE) as a communication strategy to inform viewers about citizen participation, political and socio-economic development issues. In this paper, reference is made to Season Eleven of Makutano Junction with an aim to determine how MJ plotlines promoted audience participation among citizens. Season Eleven of MJ was aired in the year 2011 with the aim of educating citizens on their rights and responsibilities as enshrined in the governing Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The study, guided by the Social Learning theory elucidated audience involvement with MJ. The study adopted a sequential mixed-method employing both quantitative and qualitative research approaches to data collection. The target population comprised 250 viewers of the drama series in Pioneer Location, Uasin Gishu, Kenya from which a sample size of 57 active viewers were purposively selected. Data analysis was done by way of thematic analysis forming a basis for discussion of emerging themes. This study established that there were desirable changes in knowledge and attitudes of audiences who viewed MJ hence the social set up and social roles affect the selection, uses and effects of media content by the audience. The study also recommends that EE message designers should understand the effect that such programmes have on the viewers and take advantage of digital explosion and broadband services to produce diverse media formats and content for a wider reach.
This study aims at analysing the social logic of the use of second-hand underwear by the women in Abidjan with regard to the construction of the health risks involved. The text is based on the results of a qualitative study conducted in Abidjan. It emerges from this investigation that the use of second-hand pants among women in Abidjan is guided by various social representations of health risk. These representations can be grouped around two main types of ideological references: ideologies based on knowledge of health risk  and ideologies of acceptability of health risk
. These ideological productions are socially marked, and are mobilised by the actors to justify their behaviour "at risk" from the use of second-hand pants.