Igbo Cultural Values and the Effect of Globalization: A Critical Analysis

Asikaogu, Joannes (2018) Igbo Cultural Values and the Effect of Globalization: A Critical Analysis. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 12 (2). pp. 42-51. ISSN 384-8942

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This work makes analysis of global influence on Igbo cultural values. No man is an island to himself, he is a being in relation with others, to be is to be with others. In the same vein, no nation or tribe is an island to itself. In the process of interactions, there is an interaction of cultures; thus, a borrowing and diffusion of cultures among nations. But unusual and unfortunate is the domination of one culture over the other. Igbo culture and world view have continued to be affected or suffer the forces of globalization .The challenging task is on how to blend the Igbo cultural values with the trends of globalization. It is obvious that globalization is actually affecting the mindset of the Igbo man on how to take the good things of globalization and still maintain the uniqueness of his cultural identity. The method of this is analysis .This will break the negative impact and influence of global culture over Igbo cultural values. With the rise of global culture, western culture, western norms, and practices are gradually being transported across the globe as the standard and acceptable way of behaviour. Igbo is the hardest hit in this regard, the once rich, cherished and dynamic African culture has been diluted beyond repair, if not totally eclipsed .This work therefore, is an attempt to assess the impact of globalization on Igbo cultural values. Therefore, this reveals that the Igbo culture is fast running the risk of cultural atrophy consequent of the current logic of globalization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 13:40
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 13:40
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/1238

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