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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences

May 15, 2015 Volume 52, Number

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Number of articles: 19

  1. Commingling of History and Fiction in Julian Barnes’s <i>A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters</i>

    Hassan Abootalebi, Lorestan University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This paper intends to explore the relationship between history and fiction in the novel A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters (1989) by the British... More

    pp. 1-5

  2. Impact of Modernization on Gender Roles - A Study of Advocates in Muzaffar Garh

    Alamdar Hussain, NCBA&E, Pakistan; Naveed Ahmad, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan; Raghib Manzoor & Mehtab Hameed, Preston University, Pakistan

    The present study has been conducted to view the impact of modernization on gender roles. This was a quantitative study. The researcher has selected the area of Muzaffar Garh, And one hundred... More

    pp. 15-22

  3. Where Can we Expect a Respite from and Be Immune to the Surfeit of Technology? (In-Depth Study of William Gibson’s <i>Neuromancer</i>)

    Hassan Abootalebi, Lorestan University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The present paper intends to explore Gibson’s Neuromancer (1984) with a critical eye on the changes and influences technology has effected in contemporary societies, to elucidate how and in ... More

    pp. 23-27

  4. Investigation of the Degree of Perceived Face Threat in Low, Medium, and High Face Threat Situations Regarding Politeness Theory in Iranian EFL Contexts

    Ali Faridizad & Shahla Simin, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The goal of this study was to investigate the degree of perceived face threat in three different situations namely low, medium, and high face threat situations with respect to politeness theory in ... More

    pp. 28-32

  5. Exploration of Organizational Productivity in Developing Countries

    Muhammad Nouman Shafique, Preston University, Pakistan; Naveed Ahmad, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan; Muhammad Shahid Asghar, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

    Today, Human Resource have identified that competent and skillful employees are the valuable factor in growing and developing organizations. So, respecting their needs their needs management can... More

    pp. 33-43

  6. ‘Minding’ the Style: Reading Conrad through Cognitive Poetics

    Alireza Parandeh & Hossein Pirnajmuddin, University of Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Cognitive Poetics works on the triangle of author-text-reader. A main focus is the reader of literature, as a co-producer of the text alongside the author, in an attempt to explain how his/her... More

    pp. 44-54

  7. Heteroglossia: Bakhtinian Dialogism within a Play's Monologue

    Amir Abbas Moslemi & Shiva Hemmati

    This study tries to expand the richness of Bakhtin’s theory of novel by showing the reader that its thorough features could be traced back in a play rather than a novel, considering it more than... More

    pp. 55-60

  8. Attitudes towards Work among Prison Inmates and the Long-Term Unemployed

    Anetta Jaworska & Robert Parol, Pomeranian University in Słupsk, Poland

    The article includes an analysis of differences in attitudes towards work in conditions of imprisonment and among employed and long-term unemployed men not detained in prison.The results of the... More

    pp. 61-69

  9. Postmodern Narrative Techniques in Robert Coover’s Collection; <i>Pricksongs & Descants</i>

    Hassan Abootalebi, Lorestan University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The modes of narration in postmodernist fiction are not identical with those of modernists and realists. They contravene readers’ expectations, making them most often astounded and baffled. This... More

    pp. 70-75

  10. The Social Philosophical Dimensions of Hospice Care

    Jason L. Powell, University of Chester, United Kingdom

    Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual... More

    pp. 76-80

  11. Expecting Godot not to Come!

    Javad Momeni, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Beckett, as a typical modern author, adopts a position between subjectivity and objectivity, and in the gap between these two, by focusing on the latter on one hand, represents an image of Lukacs's... More

    pp. 81-86

  12. Willingness to Communicate and its Relationship with Emotional Intelligence and Gender Differences

    Leila Gholami, Kharazmi University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    As a matter of fact, contemporary universal education gives prominence on authentic communication as an ultimate goal of language learning. Language teaching and learning processes are among the... More

    pp. 87-94

  13. The Impact of Reward on Employee Performance (A Case Study of Malakand Private School)

    Muhammad Ibrar & Owais Khan, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan

    Purpose :The aim of this study is to investigate how to employee performance impact on reward in private school. The study also aims to show how to employee improve the performance has in reward... More

    pp. 95-103

  14. Mapping Psychological & Sociological Influences on Individual Decision Making and Brand Choices

    Ray Titus & Bhavika Veeramachaneni, Alliance University, India

    Understanding and responding to the quintessential customer is the only way marketers will survive high density competition in the market place. Giving the consumer what he needs, when he needs it ... More

    pp. 104-110

  15. Impact of Social Groups in Political Discourse

    Roland Lami, European University of Tirana, Albania

    In this article, ideological confusion is explained based on the structural-functionalist perspective. Analysis of the phenomenon in question focuses mainly on the interdependence created between... More

    pp. 111-121

  16. The Effect of Life Skills Training on the Educational Stress Deduction of the Islamic Azad University Students in 2013-2014

    Mehdi Rostami & Qumarth Karimi, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This article aims to determine the level of life skills training effect on the educational stress of the Islamic Azad University students of Sanandaj in 2013-2014 and it was done by using the... More

    pp. 122-126

  17. The Examination of Relationship between Values and Consumer Emotional Attitudes and Inclination to Pay more Cost: (Case Study: Marivan Citizens and Tourists)

    Kamal Mohammadyan & Safyar Amini, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Omid Mahdieh, University of Zanjan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This study want to determine the buyer values relationship with willingness to pay higher price. The statistical society includes all of the buyers or luxury goods owners (iPhone mobile and Samsung... More

    pp. 127-131

  18. The Unnoble Nobles: Notes on Shakespeare’s Masterful Characterization in Macbeth

    Zohreh Ramin & Alireza Shafinasab, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    When writing Macbeth, Shakespeare faced a moral and aesthetic challenge. On the one hand, he had drawn the story of Macbeth from Holinshed's Chronicles, in which Banquo is... More

    pp. 132-138

  19. Comparing the Quality of Services by Public and Private Banks in the View of Customers

    Zolfa Haghgooyan, Gholamreza Jandaghi & Leyli Sharifi, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Present paper aims at studying and comparing the quality of services by public and private banks of Qom Province in the view of customers. This is an applied study and it is a descriptive survey in... More

    pp. 139-149