Title: Identity, Neighbourhood Cultures and the Re-definition of Social Values in Colonial Lagos
Authors: Muritala, Monsuru Olalekan
Citation: West Bohemian Historical Review. 2019, no. 1, p. 21-40.
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/35671
ISSN: 1804-5480
Keywords: identita;sousedské kultury;sociální hodnoty;koloniální Lagos
Keywords in different language: neighbourhood cultures;social values;colonial Lagos;identity
Abstract in different language: Colonial Lagos has enjoyed enormous scholarly historical interrogations and interpretations. The existing body of knowledge cut across social, political and economic history. Despite this however, there is a huge gap to be filled in the cultural and social history of Lagos. Thus, this paper examined identity neighbourhood cultures and the re-definition of social values in colonial Lagos. I argue in this paper that British socioeconomic policies and political manipulations impacted greatly on the sub-structure and super-structure of the society. Besides, the heterogeneous society of Lagos experienced identity formations and dilution in cultures, which fostered re-definition of social values. The paper concludes that colonialism re-defined neighbourhood cultures by introducing new urban life and culture as well as provided the platform for the growth in crime, begging culture, destitution, prostitution and juvenile delinquency.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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