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Title:Media/Cultural Imperialism and Nigerian Women: Whose Culture, Which Imperialism?
Author:Ibie, Nosa O.
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
mass communication
Women's Issues
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
mass media
Cultural Roles
Imperialism, Colonialism
Cultural values
Abstract:Through colonialism and the assimilation of foreign values, people in an ex-colony are now a cultural hybrid. The local elites who occupy the commanding heights in policy and decisionmaking in Nigeria have been at the forefront of the acceptance and transmission of this new cultural product through various channels, of which the media form an important part. Nigerian women are a growing and active part of this elite structure. One important consequence of the merging of the external component of imperialism, which is still being fuelled in the neocolonial setting by the reality of dependency and economic restructuring, and the local component of imperialism, is that it is now difficult to continue to see imperialism strictly as an external imposition. This article discusses the relationship between the local and foreign components of imperialism in Nigeria in the area of culture and the mass media and situates Nigerian women within this context. Bibliogr.