Abstract: This paper is a formal investigation on how Museum Africa, South Africa preserves, displays and engages musical bows. I analyse the interesting ways the museum has collected, stored and researched the Xhosa Uhadi bow in their collection, from a curatorial perspective. This paper is prompted by the initiative to restore a neglected and forgotten area of musical bows, particularly those that document and encapsulate disappearing traditions and cultural practices. Museum Africa is one of the largest historical museums in South Africa with only a few musical bows. Two curators of the museums participate in this study reporting the Uhadi musical bow purpose in the museum.
Abstract: In recent years, the issue of environmental security is emerging as an urgent phenomenon of social life. In Vietnam, environmental quality is changing in an unfavorable direction to life. Without keeping environmental security, there is no existence and development of human beings or human society. One of the reasons for environmental insecurity is the negative impact of globalization. Therefore, the article points out the negative effects of globalization on environmental security, and on that basis offers a number of solutions to maintain environmental security in Vietnam in the context of globalization the current.
Abstract: This paper will map out the history of angst in the novel Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea by Charlotte Bronte and Jean Rhys. An important shift occurred during the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. In the social construct of the British identity this shift was ushered in with the loss of Britain’s most important colonial acquisition which was America. The loss of American colonies in the late eighteenth century, disputed over identity and cultural hierarchy which were mainly domestic. However, with the loss of America and increasing angst as to Britain’s imperial power within the European community, it became necessary for Britain to come together as a nationally and culturally homogenous metropolis in order to control its remaining colonies. Thus, as David Armitage points out the term “British” became colonized by the term “English”, which came to stand for Great Britain (the mother country) and its inhabitants as a whole. In both of the novels Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea the loss of America and increasing angst as to Britain’s imperial power within the imperial community were visible. And it effects both of the novels from the part of history.
Abstract: The position and status of women in today’s challenging and enterprising world has been a subject of debates and discussions. Using slogans of democracy and equal opportunities, women have for long demanded equality and rights equal to men, positions that have in many respects accommodated them in one way and in another expose them to new kinds of exploitation, at home and work. But, Islam, as a way of life, has long solved their problem by clearly spelling out the rules and guidance on how and when women should go out and participate in gatherings with men. This paper highlights and appreciates these positions as exposed by the revered Sheikh Othman Bn Fodiyo, the leader of the Sokoto Jihad in his book ‘Guiding the Brothers on the Rules of Women Going Out’.
Abstract: This paper underscores the fact that service in whatever level or area particularly in Christianity has some very serious implications. It either leads to commendation or condemnation of the one who renders it. However, the result of whether it is of reward or repercussion depends on an individual’s deeds in compliance or rejection of Christian norms and values such as love, faithfulness, righteousness, justice, obedience, holiness and so on. It is demonstrated in Mary Bethany(Mary of Bethany) and Judas Iscariot’s interactions with Jesus (Mt. 26:6-13, 14-16, 20-25, 47-50; Mk. 14:3-9,10-11, 17-21, 43-46; Lk.10:38-42; 7:36-50; Jn. 12:1-8; 11:1-2,28-30). While Mary stands out as an example of one who deserves to be commended, Judas fits in as one condemned. Thus, the paper examines their historical background, encounter, services and their corresponding relationship to Jesus as well as the society. In the same vein, it draws on their implications and applies same to caution, enlighten, teach and enjoin Christians on the need to render justifiable services to God and humanity in order to avail themselves of its benefits rather than of disservice and condemnation.
Grabbing water bodies is a concerning issues now, as well as a new phenomenon
over the last few decades in Bangladesh and often occurring negative impact on local
population with different occupations. This research attempts to investigate the grabbing
scenario and its consequences on people’s life and economy. The study was carried out at
the three important water bodies in Dhaka district are the Buriganga river, the Turag river
and the Balu river and the data were collected from a sample of 130 participants identified
using simple random sampling. Survey research design was followed in this study and the
data were collected through face to face interviews. Findings reveal that more than half of
the respondents said establishing industry is the main reason of grabbing water bodies.
Participants (77.3%) reported to have threats to the livelihood pattern while half of the
respondents (55.6%) rely on water bodies as the sources of livelihoods. The overall scenario
represents the worse standard of river management and need to take immediate steps for
saving water bodies for our own necessary.
Magic and “juju” have been practices which are embedded in the religion, culture and beliefs of the African and remain an indelible development in any crisis in Africa. In 2016, the Teachers and Common Law Lawyers Trade Unions of the Anglophone extraction surprised the State of Cameroon in their demand for the return of the Anglo-Saxon culture and values of education and common law as well as the discontinuation of their marginalisation. The situation became complex when the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium which was formed as an umbrella organisation of the different Teachers‟ Trade Unions and Common Law groupings merged to fight for the Anglophone plight. This was because the Consortium failed in their negotiations for the return to a two state federation. This happened as the process was marred by mistrust, greed and absence of genuine dialogue, all of which impacted the events…………….