Socio-Cultural Factors and Ethnic Group Relationships in Contemporary Nigerian Society

  • Mbakogu Ifeyinwa


Much has been discussed and written about ethnicity. This paper is therefore intended as a contribution to the management of interethnic/intercultural conflicts in Nigeria, with a focus on new ways of handling the basic socio-cultural institutions shaping ethnic consciousness. Furthermore, this paper highlights the basic social cultural institutions in the country, addresses their contribution to the present ethnic conflicts and suggests ways of harnessing their potential to stimulate tolerance in an inevitably ethnically diverse nation.

(The African Anthropologist: 2002 9 (2): 117-137)

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