alexa Child Exposure to Media and Cultural Imperialism: Challenges to African Socio Cultural and Political Development
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Child Exposure to Media and Cultural Imperialism: Challenges to African Socio Cultural and Political Development

Okafor Samuel Okechi*

Department of Sociology/Anthropology University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Okafor Samuel Okechi
Department of Sociology/Anthropology University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Nigeria
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 26, 2017; Accepted date: June 15, 2017; Published date: June 25, 2017

Citation: Okechi OS (2017) Child Exposure to Media and Cultural Imperialism: Challenges to African Socio Cultural and Political Development. J Child Adolesc Behav 5: 346. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000346

Copyright: © 2017 Okechi OS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



A child is a gift to every social group in which the child is born and therefore must be raise to sustain the survival and development of that group. Failure to raise a child to appreciate his group usually results to self-hatred and hatred against the system. The development and socialization of African child can be difficult in the face of wide spread of uncontrolled access to public media coupled with the cultural imperialism which is using the international media and the concept of globalization as smoke screen to penetrate every system. This paper’s focus is on analysing the relationship between child development, socialization, media exposure and cultural imperialism and the consequences using, available empirical, ethnographic and other literary documents. The paper critically examined the ways to curb the extent of cultural imperialism and self-hatred among the African children leaving, suggestions on the practical ways of approaching issue. Meanwhile the paper acknowledges some level of limitations such as non-empirically justifiable based on primary data.


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