International Journal Online of Humanities http://ijohmn.com/index.php/ijohmn <p>International Journal Online of Humanities (IJOHMN) is bi-monthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal is published by Smart Moves publications. The main objective of IJOHMN is to provide an online platform for the researchers. The journal had been granted ISSN No <a href="http://nsl.niscair.res.in/ISSNPROCESS/issnassignedinfo.jsp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2395-5155</a> in the year 2014. IJOHMN first issue was published in December 2014 since then it is continuously publishing quality research papers. The journal is published by SMART MOVES publications, Bhopal, India.</p> <p><strong>Aims and Scope for publication:</strong></p> <p>The primary objective of IJOHMN is to offer an online open-access platform for international researchers. </p> <p><strong> </strong>IJOHMN aims to publish research papers in theoretical and thematic approaches to English Language, Literature, Linguistics, ELS and English Language Teaching and related subject areas.</p> <p><strong>PORTICO</strong></p> <p>IJOHMN is preserving open access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Portico functions as dark archive. PORTICO provides a permanent archive of electronic journals.</p> <p><strong>PKP PN</strong></p> <p>IJOHMN is preserving published manuscript with <a href="https://ijohmn.com/index.php/ijohmn/management/settings/PKP PN IJOHMN is preserving published manuscript with PKP PN ensuring that the content will be secure and available into the future. PKP PN functions as a “dark archive”. PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.">PKP PN</a> ensuring that the content will be secure and available into the future. PKP PN functions as a “dark archive”. PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The<a href="http://www.lockss.org/"> LOCKSS</a> program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. </p> <h3 align="left"><strong>DOI Crossref</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://search.crossref.org/?q=ijellh" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IJOHMN </a>is a member of the DOI Crossref, USA. Crossref (formerly styled CrossRef) is an official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. It is run by the Publishers International Linking Association Inc. (PILA) and was launched in early 2000 as a cooperative effort among publishers to enable persistent cross-publisher citation linking in online academic journals. </p> <p> </p> SMART MOVES en-US International Journal Online of Humanities 2395-5155 Critical Readings of Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim http://ijohmn.com/index.php/ijohmn/article/view/201 <p>There are much scholarly readings of Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim. This paper randomly picks some of the papers according to the various ways the scholars have studied the text for a review. Such critical readings have been examined here, considering the topical, thematic as well as theoretical and conceptual frameworks that have guided the studies. By so doing the paper answers the question on ways through which Lord Jim is read. The paper therefore shows that source study, reader response investigation, aesthetics analysis, modernist view, postcolonial readings, religious and moral approaches, stylistics, queer reading and other heterologous readings have dominated the scholarly works on Lord Jim. The conclusion is that these readings have assumed Lord Jim offers codes for interpreting society or life. Thus, most of the critics read the text as philosophy, while others read the texts as allegory or a testimony of the author or his society. But such interpretations have often offered a less clear view about the texts and as a result, many accuse the author of being obscured.&nbsp; However, few studies have approached the text as an art. The study remains important as it draws together many of these readings that have differently treated Lord Jim (literature) both as ideology, discourse, and art.</p> Ayila Orkusa Copyright (c) 2020 Ayila Orkusa http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-28 2020-10-28 1 33 10.24113/ijohmn.v6i5.201 Folk Knowledge in Maintaining Group Integration and Socio-economic Intimacy among the Arsi-Robe Peasants http://ijohmn.com/index.php/ijohmn/article/view/202 <p>The purpose of this article is to analyze the folk knowledge in maintaining folk group integration and socio-economic intimacy among the Arsi-Robe peasants. The significance of folk knowledge in folklore of the society in connection with group integration and socio-economic welfare is the case in point. This study employed a field survey research and data gathering method through the participant observation as well as direct interview. In order to obtain the substantial folkloristic data from local sources (people, occasions, or other settings), the researchers had familiarized with the social behavior and local environment of each locality. As far as the findings of this study are concerned, two points may be underscored here. People are customarily designated to take part in group-driven occupational habits like däbo and wänfä. Amongst the Arsi-Robe traditional society, if people isolate themselves from communal works, they are criticized, if not ostracized and excluded from the mainstream social and cultural roles. They also play their potential roles in kinship and kinship-like social relations. Put another way, they make interventions between their own world and a social unit in their vicinities according the collective paradigm set customarily.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Yeshaw Tesema Yideg Yosef Beco Dubi Copyright (c) 2020 Yeshaw Tesema Yideg, Yosef Beco Dubi http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-10-28 2020-10-28 34 60 10.24113/ijohmn.v6i5.202