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Article Number - BCFD19647534


Vol.6(8), pp. 140-147 , October 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JASD2014.0292
ISSN: 2141-2189



Nigeria and the crisis of cultural identity in the era of globalization



Dons Eze
  • Dons Eze
  • Enugu State Agency for Community and Social Development Project, Nigeria.
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 Received: 27 May 2014  Accepted: 04 August 2014  Published: 31 October 2014

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This paper examines the crisis in the Nigerian cultural environment as a result of globalization. Globalization, referred to as the inter-dependence of countries, peoples, races and institutions in politics, economics, arts, science and technology, is equally responsible for inter-cultural exchanges and the coming together of people of diverse persuasions. In place of previous prejudices, biases and misunderstandings, globalization has led to greater appreciation of peoples, the breaking down of barriers and the building of bridges of understanding and communication among nations. People no longer see each other as strange bedfellows, but as individuals with common feelings, common understanding and common worldview. This has resulted in increase in human knowledge, better education and advancement in science and technology. Nigeria as part of this process also shares in the benefits of globalization as well as its negative effects. The paper takes a cursory look at various influences of globalization on Nigeria, particularly in the area of culture, and concludes that with adoption of appropriate strategies, the country can reap the full benefits of this phenomenon.

 

Key words: Culture, colonialism, globalization, Nigerian cultural identity.

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APA Eze, D. (2014). Nigeria and the crisis of cultural identity in the era of globalization. Journal of African Studies and Development, 6(8), 140-147.
Chicago Dons Eze. "Nigeria and the crisis of cultural identity in the era of globalization." Journal of African Studies and Development 6, no. 8 (2014): 140-147.
MLA Dons Eze. "Nigeria and the crisis of cultural identity in the era of globalization." Journal of African Studies and Development 6.8 (2014): 140-147.
   
DOI 10.5897/JASD2014.0292
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JASD/article-abstract/BCFD19647534

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