Future World and the Intercultural Influence on Gender Roles in Africa

A Philosophical Discourse

Authors

  • Ogochukwu Agatha Okpokwasili Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Keywords:

Culture, inter-culture, gender roles, transgender, identity, globalization, future world

Abstract

Culture evolves from the very life of the people. Hence, every human society guides its cultural space against foreign infiltrations. It is a popular knowledge that if such infiltrations are allowed to take root and grow, they will impact negatively on what the people hold sacred. Africans too have that conscious and inexorable desire within to preserve their culture against foreign influences. As culturally conservative people, they have been on guard to save their culture from Western adulterations. In Africa, Gender roles are being assigned according to the people’s belief of what gender roles should be. In recent times, gender roles have been unfortunately mutated in Africa due to intercultural relationships that bring with new concepts which challenge her well known concept of gender and these, in turn, breed issues in the society. This paper applied the method of critical analysis in highlighting and studying some of the ways African culture has been influenced by Western culture. Do we accept these influences and what hope do we have for future African world?

Author Biography

Ogochukwu Agatha Okpokwasili, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Philosophy Department
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

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Published

03-03-2022

How to Cite

Okpokwasili, O. A. (2022). Future World and the Intercultural Influence on Gender Roles in Africa: A Philosophical Discourse. Madonna University Thought and Action Journal of Philosophy, 1(2), 139–148. Retrieved from http://tajopmado.com/index.php/mu-tajop/article/view/17

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