Cross-Currents: An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences
Volume 6 Issue-6
Museum Engagement in Ghana
Michael Dela Dika, Eugene Ofori Agyei
DOI : NA | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2018; 4(6): 139-145
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Abstract: Gender was introduced as an object of study mainly by feminist researchers in the and 60s and 70s and since then, several works have offered, in varying degrees, insight into the concept of gender and the complex relationship it is assumed to have with language. In this paper, we examine some conceptualizations of gender, highlighting their major postulations, criticisms against them and their major contributions to research on language and gender. After reviewing the different theoretical perspectives on gender, we align with the social constructionist viewpoint because it offers a more productive way of viewing of, and analyzing gender than other approaches.
Keywords: Gender, gender theory, essentialism, social constructionist
Theorizing Gender in Language and Gender Studies: A Reflection on Some Conceptualizations of Gender
Mika’il Ibrahim, Umar Ahmed
DOI : NA | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2018; 4(6): 146-152
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Abstract: The United States is the most important destination country for sex trafficking victims from Latin America. In over 20 states, including Texas, have been identified cases of international sex trafficking. This article, based on qualitative interviews with 9 sex traffickers operating in Texas and 23 women from Central America trafficked to Texas, aims to describe how Mexican sex trafficking networks operate in Texas, and examine the characteristics of Central American women trafficked to this state. We conclude that some of the women transported by sex traffickers know they are going to work in the sex industry, while others, principally underage girls, are deceived into thinking they will work in a different activity.
Keywords: Sex trafficking, prostitution, undocumented women, Central America, Mexico, United States
Central American Women Trafficked to Texas
Karla Lorena Andrade-Rubio, Simón Pedro Izcara-Palacios
DOI : NA | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2018; 4(6): 153-158
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Abstract: Museums around the world are gradually evolving to refine their role in society. These changes, however, are slowly felt in some part of Africa. In Ghana, museum engagement is very low as a result of poor visitors' experience in museums, poor managements, incomplete projects, lack of publicity and the nonexistence of museum education in the Ghanaian education system. The study specifically seeks to address the shortfalls of museum engagements in Ghana and to identify ways of increasing community engagement. Empirical approach of quantitative and qualitative research design, focusing on a descriptive survey method was employed for the study. The study has shown that, people do not visit the museum because of poor management, their busy schedules and low publicity of museums in Ghana. People, barely hear anything about museum activities and nothing about Ghanaian museums is fascinating to them. The study recommends educational reforms at the basic level tailored towards active participation of students in the history of Ghana through trips to the museums. This investment will go a long way to help the next generation get familiarised with Ghanaian culture and increase museum engagement in Ghana.
Keywords: Museum, Community Engagement, History, Africa, Ghana, Visitors
The Internet Access for Junior High School Students in Utilizing Science at Makassar City
DOI : NA | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2018; 4(6): 159-163
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Abstract: The internet is considered as a transformation of information both interpersonally and multipersonally. The purpose of this study is to use the internet of junior high school students in the First in the utilization of Science. The type of research is quantitative. The research uses a questionnaire or questionnaire to obtain the primary data of the study relating to the problem under study distributed to each respondent who has been selected as a sample of 162 students. The results of the study showed that the majority of students had the level of access intensity categorized as being with the contents of the information related to science in a matter of hours. The internet provides a very useful contribution in terms of obtaining information relating to the tasks of the school and other information that is quite even very supportive in developing the potential of students in obtaining and absorbing global information.
Keywords: Internet access, students, use of science