Ojiakor, Ifeoma C. and Etodike, Chukwuemeka E. and Onyebuchi, Alexander C. and Obayi, Paul Martins (2018) BURIAL RITES IN IGBOLAND: PSYCHO-COMMUNICATION CHANNELS OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION. European Journal of Social Sciences Studies, 13 (3). pp. 45-57.

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Achieving gender equality requires socio-cultural transformation; unfortunately, this has not happened in the socio-cultural lives of most Nigerians. The cultural excesses have remained her bane as mirrored by the title of this current scholarly effort. This current study explored the burial rites in Igboland as psycho-communicating channels of gender discrimination between man and a woman with a view of ascertaining the psycho-social cum theoretical underpinning of differences in the widowhood and widower-hood practices and its personal, religious and cultural implications on the bereaved using the Igbos of South-Eastern Nigeria as our case study. After conceptual and theoretical appraisal of their cultural reality, there is evidence that a wide range of discrepancies abound in the burial rites with male gender at an advantage. The authors are of the opinion that without practical gain in promoting equitable socio-cultural practices, the national legislative efforts towards the abolishment of all forms of gender discrimination and the promotion of gender affirmative will remain a mirage; the very reason for various discrimination against women in many cultures across Nigeria are unfounded.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2019 06:49
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 06:49
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/2182

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