The International Social Sciences Review 2020-06-26T07:58:33+02:00 Editorial Board Open Journal Systems <p><span id="result_box" lang="en"><em>The International Social Sciences Review</em>&nbsp;publishes articles written in rigorous academic appro</span><span id="result_box" lang="en">ach. The focus of the articles can range from empirical contributions and case studies to a wide range of research on multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, as well as reflections on&nbsp;sociological knowledge&nbsp;and applicable methodologies.</span></p> <p><span id="result_box" lang="en">The journal is peer-reviewed and only original articles written in English are accepted.</span></p> The Role of Mobile Money in Moderating Financial Exclusion: A Tanzanian Experience 2020-06-03T07:56:33+02:00 Deogratius Joseph Mhella <span>Prior to the advent of mobile money, the banking sector in most of the developing countries excluded certain segments of the population. The excluded populations were deemed as a risk to the banking sector. The banking sector did not work with cash stripped and the financially disenfranchised people. Financial exclusion persisted to incredibly higher levels. Those excluded did not have: bank accounts, savings in financial institutions, access to credit, loan and insurance services. The advent of mobile money moderated the very factors of financial exclusion that the banks failed to resolve. This paper explains how mobile money moderates the factors of financial exclusion that the banks and microfinance institutions have always failed to moderate. The paper seeks to answer the following research question: 'How has mobile money moderated the factors of financial exclusion that other financial institutions failed to resolve between 1960 and 2008? Tanzania has been chosen as a case study to show how mobile has succeeded in moderating financial exclusion in the period after 2008.</span> 2020-06-03T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The International Social Sciences Review Creativity in Algerian Protests' Slogans against Bouteflika's Fifth-Term Presidency 2020-06-19T07:57:48+02:00 Zohra Labed <p><em>Massive street demonstrations against the 82-year-old </em><em>president, </em><em>Bouteflika</em><em>'s bid for the fifth term</em><em> have taken place </em><em>across Algeria</em><em> and are</em> <em>still going</em><em> on</em><em> since 22 February 2019. </em><em>Special peculiarity of these Algerian events is that the protesters have walked peacefully raising their voices through</em><em> chanting and writing creative slogans against the prevailing regime. The objective of this study is to test the validity </em><em>of the Investment Theory of Creativity with regard to the Algerian protesters’ slogans against Bouteflika’s fifth term presidential candidacy. Out of the six theory components, our results reveal the insufficient and questionable presence of the knowledge component. </em></p> 2020-06-18T14:27:10+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The International Social Sciences Review The Voice of the Southern Diaspora: Muddy Waters and the Multi-Layered Influences Associated with the Diffusion of Blues Culture 2020-06-26T07:58:33+02:00 John Byron Strait <p style="margin: 0in 0in 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This paper focuses on the dynamic nature of the Southern Diaspora, the twentieth-century mass migration of African-Americans in United States from the rural south to the urban north and west. The significant migratory links between the Mississippi Delta and Chicago, Illinois, and the influences it had on the larger diaspora, are emphasized. The music of famed blues artist Muddy Waters is used as a lens to demonstrate both the causes and the significant impacts of this diaspora. By exploring the multi-layered circuitry of change associated with the evolution and diffusion of Delta blues music, this paper reveals the transnational and transcultural dimensions of the Southern Diaspora. </span></span></p> 2020-06-25T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 The International Social Sciences Review