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Xenophobia In Contemporary Society: A Sociological Analysis

OT Soyombo


This chapter examines the problem of xenophobia from a sociological perspective. The chapter discusses the problematique of xenophobia as a subject of study and includes an assessment of the incidence/prevalence of xenophobia in contemporary society, as well
as indicators of xenophobia. The chapter also provides historical illustrations of incidences of xenophobia and includes an explanation for the persistence of xenophobia in contemporary society, in spite of the promises of globalization. The chapter concludes with suggestions on the control of xenophobia in contemporary society. The chapter
draws from African and Nigerian experiences to illustrate the problem of xenophobia.

IFE Psychologia – Special Issue: Xenophobia Vol. 16 (2) 2008: pp. 85-104
AJOL African Journals Online