The effect of western civilization and
The notions of chastity and virginity have been rendered absurd.
This is a cultural characteristic of modern Western societies with their adulation of youthfulness if not youtha trait promoted by materialism and individualism.
Not only were certain aspects of the material culture in the colonies lost or destroyed, colonial societies also lost the power and sense of cultural continuity, such that it became practically impossible to recover the ability to strive for cultural progress on their own terms.
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After the fall of the Roman Empire , many of the classical Greek texts were translated into Arabic and preserved in the medieval Islamic world. It corresponds with the belief that the cultural values of the colonizer are inherently superior to one's own. Western education, involving literacy and the mastery of a European language, became the condition for entry into the modern sector. Cultural isolationism is not possible in the context of globalization. Sexuality: The conception of sexuality has changed completely; the desire to be like Westerners by our children has suddenly made them promiscuous; doing things that were never imaginable several years ago. This creates a situation where Nigerians are becoming more British or America than the Americans or British themselves and this invariable, creates marginal individuals to the extent that they are neither here nor there. Charles A. An important means by which individualism and materialism affect well-being is through their influence on values. Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. The holistic distortions of the hitherto well organised African societies in every sphere of life pointed to the depth and effectiveness of colonisation in the process of westernising African societies and their cultures. The First Industrial Revolution evolved into the Second Industrial Revolution in the transition years between and , when technological and economic progress continued with the increasing adoption of steam transport steam-powered railways, boats, and ships , the large-scale manufacture of machine tools and the increasing use of machinery in steam-powered factories. It is disheartening that most Nigerians no longer patronize shoes, clothes etc. When it comes to physical ill-health such as heart disease and cancer, cultural influences are likely to be hard to disentangle from the many other social and personal factors involved, as we have already learned with other distal determinants such as income inequality.
While dance, music, visual art, story-telling, and architecture are human universals, they are expressed in the West in certain characteristic ways. Extended family that was wonderful instrument like a social verve, social security in our community has given way to nuclear family.
Today, many people are even ashamed to speak their local dialect in the public. It concludes by putting forth viable options as a panacea for Africa to come out of its cultural logjam. Nigeria which is made up of rich and diverse cultural values is beginning to lose most its cultural ideals especially through the adoption of foreign culture showcased through the mass media.
Oliver, R. The essential part of culture is to be found in the patterns embodied in the social traditions of group, that is, in knowledge, ideas, beliefs, values, standards, and sentiments prevalent in the group.
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