UZOECHI, INNOCENT F. A THE CONCEPT OF IGBOLOGY. In: Nigerian Peoples and Culture. NEW GENERATION BOOKS, pp. 161-174. ISBN 978-2900-99-0

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Scholars have surveyed the Jgbo human group attracting attention by their lifeways. Many examined history (Isichei, 1976; Ekechi, 1971), geography (Iloeje, 1972), government, economy (Njoku, 2001; Nwokike 2005), music (Okafor, 1980 & 2005), archaeology (Shaw, 1970), and philosophy. (Uzoechi, 2004) Academic knowledge grows through inquiry, record and critique but dies, if at all, by neglect, dogma and finality. Today, Igho studies, with a plus-minus quality need a philosophical approach named here the ‘Concept of Igbology.’ It arrives from knowing the Igbo people from reliable evidences. This attempt is an argument for understanding Igbo people and their culture in depth. Its thesis is that conceptualizing Igbology stands urgent and necessary. Clearly, this study will define its key terms, namely, concept and Igbology before asking some hard questions to harvest hard answers. Examples are on hand. Who are the Igbo? What is their origin? Where do they live? What is their socio-economy? How do they see their world? Where is womankind in their lives? What are their basic characteristics? How do the out-groupers, the non-Igbo, perceive them? What are the Igbo experiences in two Nigerias: Colonial and Independent? Which sources provide information and what problems go with them? What are the research findings for posterity? And, finally, which terms convey Igbology?

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 13:54
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