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Globalization and neighbourhood values: a study of akwete ndoki in abia state of Nigeria

BA Mathias

Abstract


Globalization has been one of the most hotly-debated topics in international economics over the past few years. Globalization refers to increasing global connectivity, integration and interdependence in the economic, social, technological, cultural, political and economical spheres. The realities of living in a neighbourhood, the tensions that exist and the ethics of being a neighbour are referred to as neighbourhood values. This paper tries to examine the effect of globalization on neighbourhood values of the people of Akwete Ndoki town. A sample of 120 respondents was selected using the multistage sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. The findings show that the people have high values for life and communal relationship. However, with the impact of globalization emphases shifted from communal relationship to individualistic life-style as observed both in the physical structures in the town and the attitude of the youths. Finally, the paper suggests that in order to re-establish neighbourhood values in Akwete, there should be appropriate policy which should help to develop and sell their indigenous technology in the global market. This will create an environment for the propagation of the people’s values.

Keywords: Globalization, Neighbourhood values, Culture, Indigenous technology



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