Globalization and the Question of African Cultural Identity
作者: Ọmọ́táyọ̀ Ayọ̀dèjì Ọládèbóa
刊名: Dialogue and Universalism, 2019, Vol.29 (3), pp.125-140
来源数据库: Philosophy Documentation Center
DOI: 10.5840/du201929342
原始语种摘要: This paper engages in the debate between cultural modernists and cultural traditionalists concerning the importance of cultural fidelity as faced by African people via globalization and its alleged homogenizing tendency. Central to this debate is the issue of cultural truths and its use, that is, development. The paper therefore argues that African peoples do not need to “essentialize” their cultures. This is because the “truths about reality” with which they intend to employ in this quest for development are not exclusive to any particular cultural society. The implication of the foregoing is the paper’s insistence that Africans adopt a complementarist attitude in their determination for cultural fidelity. It maintains that this attitude will make Africans avail themselves of ideas from...
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  • African 非洲的
  • cultural 文化的
  • themselves 本身
  • debate 争辩
  • foregoing 发生在前面的
  • employ 使用
  • fidelity 保真性
  • intend 企图
  • will 意志
  • paper