Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences

From 2000 to 2018

ISSN 1026-3721

Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by The University of Jordan. The main objective of the journal is to provide an intellectual platform for all scholars from Jordanian and international universities. Dirast: Human and Social Sciences journal articles are indexed in SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The journal is developing to become one of the leading journals for humanities and social sciences in the region.

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Volume 36, Issue 2

The Effect of Theatre Control and Censorship on the Development of Shape and Content Throughout the Westrn Theatre History

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Authors: Moayed S. Hamzah
Keywords: Theater Control and Censorship, Western Theater History, Political Censorship.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 1 - 10

Abstract

This research studies these means of adaptation in which Western Theatre adopted, and emphasizes the ability of theatre arts in overcoming all the forms of control and theatre censorship. Furthermore, this research illustrates these forms and contents of theatre that were ultimately as an – indirect- result to the presence of censorship.

Problems Associaled with Novel Classification in the Contemporary Arab Criticism

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Authors: Sandi S. Abuseif
Keywords: Classification, Criticism, Novel
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 11 - 26

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An Attitude Criticism for Phonetic Stylistic

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Authors: Ibrahim A. Al-Bo’oul
Keywords: Stylistic, Phonetic, Positive Value of Sounds, Creative Texts Stylistically.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 27 - 40

Abstract

The study deals with the phonetic stylistic from the point of view of concepts and other supporting devices such as recitation, meter, rhythm and the positive value of sounds. The study also encourages researchers to lay emphasis on the phonetic supporting devices particularly when it comes to comparison of creative texts stylistically. Added to this is the criticism and language culture to Arabs. For much of the old criticism is still valid which emphasizes the relationship between culture and modernity.

“Albuka’ A’la Zhrat il-Qamar”

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Authors: Ali H. Khawaja
Keywords: Al-Buka’, Zhrat il-Qamar
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 41 - 52

Abstract

s it is a collection of short stories.

Generative Transformational Theory:Between Competence and Lignguistic Performance

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Authors: Abdulla Anbar
Keywords: Generating, Transforming, Linguistic Performance, Competence.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 80 - 94

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Albert Camus et la fiction narrative de langue arabe

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Authors: Waël RABADI , Isabil Bernard
Keywords: Mots clés de cette analyse sont : Albert Camus, Orient-Arabe, réception, influence, Baha TAHÏR ,Youssef CHÂRÛNI et les écrivains arabes des années soixante
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 95 - 109

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The Culture of Arab Societies … between Fear and Resistance

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Authors: Muhammad S. Al-Mesfer
Keywords: Culture, Arab Societies, Fear, Resistance
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 110 - 127

Abstract

intimidation culture

Phenomena of Cohesion and Coherence in Discourse Analysis: The Prophetic Traditions in Sahiih Al-bukhari on the Subject of Delicacy

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Authors: Asem S. Ali
Keywords: Terminology of Cohesion, Terminology of Coherence, Methodology of Analysis, Application of Methodology, Analysis of Prophetic Traditions
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 128 - 147

Abstract

The study concludes that traditional Arabic linguistic has many elements of cohesion and coherence in the science of text analysis. The study attempts to refer the elements of cohesion and coherence to its relevant topic in Arabic language. It also confirms that the phenomena have criteria to determine its authenticity and suitability for implementation in any language. The study, in this respect, points out, the utility of this phenomena analysis of religion discourse, especially the Prophetic traditions on the subject of delicacy. It thus, suggests steps to be taken to solve some problems faced by addressee in understanding the text.

The Commercial Activity in Aqaba Qada’ During the Hijaz Kingdom (1337-1343AH. / 1918-1925AD.) According to the Shar’iyyah Documents

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Authors: Mohammad S. Al-Tarawnah
Keywords: Commercial Activity, Aqaba Qada’, Hijaz Kingdom, Shari’yyah Documents
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 148 - 165

Abstract

The documents of Aqaba Shar’iyyah Court are considered to be the pivot on which this study depends, in terms of: the information provided, that cannot be found elsewhere. It’s close coverage of different activities of Aqaba Qada’; namely, through its accurate and daily observation of the incidents and happenings. The information offered by these documents is characterized with accuracy comprehensiveness and reporting incidents and happenings as they were. Therefore, the study, through the deduced informations, helped to make an actual picture of the commercial activity in Aqaba, both local and foreign trade which made it possible to learn more about different types of commercial activity, working companies, exchanging goods, standards and measurements, types of money-exchange and prices, as well as the location of Aqaba in the movement of commercial activity in Southern Syria and North of the Red Sea.

Homo Suicidal Poetry in Jordan

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Authors: Emad A. Aldmour
Keywords: Jordan Poetry, Suicide, Poetic Discourse
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 166 - 178

Abstract

This study doesn't deal with the homicide's causes as legal or illegal but as Simmental and obvious social phenomenon by referring to the suicide's (victims) poetry productions.

Transgression and Individual Rebellion: Edna Pontellier’s Life of Apprenticeship in Kate Chopin’s the Awakening

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Authors: Rula Quawas
Keywords: Traditional Proprieties, Transgressions, Self-determination, Awakening, Suicide, Self-preservation.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 179 - 193

Abstract

In <em>The Awakening

The Political Connection to the Poetry of the Asadi Bishr B. Abi Khazim

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Authors: Irsan H. Al-Rameeni
Keywords: Connection, Political, Bishr B. Abi Khazim, Poetry.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 194 - 214

Abstract

The current article argues that the poems of Bishr b. Abi Kazim of the tribe of Asad were produced by a political situation. It demonstrates, through a discussion wholly based on generally approved material, basically pre-Islamic poetry, that Asad's major opponents, as they appear in Bishr's poems, namely the Jadila (of Tayyi'), the 'Amir b, Sa'sa'a, and the Tamimi clans of Banu Sa'd and Banu Darim, were all, contrary to common assumption, Ghassanid allies. These tribal sections drifted to the Ghassanids, as the article shows, either due to old affiliation or as a result of intertribal rivalries. The Asad tribe, for its part, has for long been viewed as a Lakhmid ally. So the article perceives Bishr's poems to be, firstly, an echo of the Lakhmid-Ghassanid strife as to the period when the Lakhmids were in power at Hira, and, secondly, an echo of Asad's resistance to the spread of Ghassanid influence into Najd as to later times. Taking into account that this conclusion has been reached through intensive employment of pre-Islamic poetry, the article reiterates the historical value of this poetry, so much so that without consulting it practically no judgments regarding pre-Islamic tribal issues can safely be made. Similarly, the students of pre-Islamic poetry, as the article stresses, can hardly pursue their studies without a detailed knowledge of the history of that period. In other words, poetry and history in pre-Islamic period correlate, and this study presents itself as a manifestation of their strong mutual relation.

The Theoretical, Semantic and Aesthetic Aspects for Analyzing and Grammaticalizing Diminution in Sibawaih's Book

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Authors: Reem F. Ma'ayta
Keywords: Faculty of Engineering, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 215 - 225

Abstract

This paper aims at investigating the extent to which the different types of diminution explained in <em>Sibawayh's

The Quality of Work Social Relationships and Employees Job Commitment and Wellbeing

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Authors: Marwan T. Al-Zoubi
Keywords: Job Relationships, Employees’ Wellbeing, Job Commitment, Job Design.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 226 - 240

Abstract

This study investigates the relationships between work relationships (coworkers and supervisory relationships) and employees' job commitment and job related wellbeing. The study was conducted on 159 workers working at a factory for canned food. The sample consisted of 135 male and 24 female with average age and experience equal to (32 years, 2 years, respectively). The study used four scales translated form English to Arabic. The leaneir and hierarchal regression results indicated that high quality of work relationships have positive relationships with employees' wellbeing and job commitment. The study has important implications at theoretical and practical levels. The present study calls the Arabic administrations (private and public) to pay attention to relationships at the workplace as they are determinant of many individual and organizational outcomes.

The Process of Preparing the Palestinian Constitution and the Way It’s Being Adopted, Why? How? Why Now?

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Authors: Asem Khalil
Keywords: Constituent Power, Palestinian Constitution, Identity, Democracy, Rule of Law.
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 241 - 260

Abstract

Modern constitutional movement reveals an increasing interest and participation of the international community in the constitution-making process of new-born states. The Palestinian experience does not diverge from this overall development, which considers the constitution as the best adapted legal instrument to eternalize the political compromise of the two-state solution, and to consecrate the transformation of the Palestinian national identity towards state-for-all-its-citizens (only). The problem here is that one may end up injecting contradicting priorities and interests in the constitution, to the point it is reduced to a symbolic document with political objectives rather than a comprehensive constitutional project which enables the construction of a state governed by law. This study shall critically follow up and analyze the Palestinian constitution-making process on the light of the classical theory of constituent power, in order to redress the Palestinian constitution-making within the overall development of international law and relations in order to have a more comprehensive vision of the Palestinian constitution, its role and its importance.

Recreational Facilities and Activities Available for Saudi Women in the City of Jeddah

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Authors: Qasem M. Dwaikat , Amaal Al-Sheikh
Keywords: Recreation Geography, Geographic Distribution, Recreational Facilities and Activities, Internal (House) and External Recreational Activities
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 261 - 287

Abstract

The goal of this study is to determine the types of recreational facilities and activities available to Saudi women in the city of Jeddah. Recreational activities are divided into internal (house) and external activities. Social, educational, economic, and demographic factors affecting women's choice have been examined.