Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Research Journal of Arts &amp; Social Sciences (ISSN: 2456-4761)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/ARJASS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Arts, Humanities and Social sciences. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences) (Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences) Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:27:45 +0000 OJS 60 Environmental Movement and the Conservation of Forest: A Case Study on Ratargul Swamp Forest of Sylhet, Bangladesh <p><strong>Aims: </strong>The aim of this paper is to explore and analyze the scope and nature of the environmental movement that may shape the existing management.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>This paper is a qualitative study and based on empirical research. It focuses on the impact of environmental movements around Ratargul Swamp Forest</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study: </strong>This research was done around the Ratargul Swamp Forest located in on Sylhet district of Bangladesh. The study period was from January 2016 to November 2017.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>For the primary data collection, 47 respondents were selected by using purposive sampling on the basis of their level of involvement. Data was collected from local people, environmental groups and the forest department. Data collection methods were key informant interview, in-depth interview, case study, focus group discussion and archival research.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>People of Ratargul village are now more aware of the harmful activities of uncontrolled tourism while the Forest Department brings new management policies and practices in response to the local and civil pressure. It is also found that the Climate Resilient Ecosystem Livelihoods (CREL) project in Bangladesh actually works to negate the strength of the environmental movement rather than as a conservation proponent. The Forest Department is successful to implement their projects due to a lack of coordination between local activists. According to the respondents, 31.1% mark this movement as successful, 23.4% opine as completely failure and while remaining 44.4% thinks that it is partially successful.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>A strong, integrated, coordinated and organized form of resistance or movement is needed to break up the hegemony of Forest Department that may save the Ratargul Swamp Forest from ongoing damage.</p> Kazi Moriom Jahan, Afm Zakaria ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 31 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Vulnerability of Local Communities to Oil Installation in Isoko Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria <p><strong>Background of Study: </strong>Petroleum exploration has generated over 90 percent revenues to the Nigerian government, and as such the nation pays all her liabilities from the sales of petroleum products. Nigerian’s mono economy mostly based petroleum exploration, has brought a lot of sufferings to the people in the region where the oils are being drilled from. The people of Isoko Local Government Area (LGA) has suffered from the environmental pollution and devastation of their lands as a result of oil exploration activities for many years now, especially from numerous oil installations of the operating oil companies. This study examines the vulnerability of the local communities to these oil installations.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods: </strong>The study employed the use of questionnaire to acquire data relating to the vulnerability of communities to oil installation in Isoko LGA in Delta State. 600 copies of questionnaires were administered to the residents of the chosen communities using a simple random sampling technique which gives room for equal chance of any of the resident to be chosen in the study area. Descriptive statistics was used to explain the frequencies of the variables in terms of their percentage. Results of the analysis were presented using tables, bar charts, hazard maps, among others.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>it was revealed that the vulnerability to oil installation is high in the Isoko LGA, thereby leading to a high rate of environmental degradation in these communities.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> it is concluded that end the suffering of the people to oil installations, the operating oil companies should pay special attention to needs of their host communities and proactive to any possible hazard that might have results from oil installation. The government should enforce the environmental laws that protect the environment and ensure that the multinational oil companies adhere strictly to them.</p> Cookey A. Tammy, Tombari Bodo, M. M. P. Ukusowa, Jude Igbogho ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Tenement Housing and Domestic Conflict in Diobu Port Harcourt, Rivers State <p><strong>Aims: </strong>To examine Tenement housing and domestic conflict among Residents in Rivers State, Nigeria</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong>&nbsp; Cross-sectional survey design</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> The study was carried out in Mile 1 and Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Triangulation methodology was used in this study to obtain insight into the problem. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used.&nbsp; With the quantitative method data were collected using questionnaire and with the qualitative method data was collected using FGM and interviews with respondents. Probability design involving a simple random sampling technique was used.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The result revealed an existing relationship between the common use of the toilet, bathroom, kitchen etc. and conflict among dwellers of tenement houses Furthermore it was revealed that there was a relationship between overpopulation and conflict among tenement house dwellers and that there is a relationship between tenement house pattern and conflict among dwellers.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> It was concluded that a comprehensive approach should be employed to continuously check quality in housing structures and allocation. Also, realistic policies that will alleviate the suffering of Nigerians as it pertains to housing should be enacted and implemented.</p> Alagbogu Gloria Ifeyinwa ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000