IJCH 2018 Vol.4(4): 125-128 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2018.4.4.134

The Instrumental Functions of Cultural Studies and Policies in Contemporary Nigerian Society

Emmanuel Orok Duke
Abstract—Cultural studies remains one of the fields of research in the humanities that contributes to the development of the society by aiding the formulation of cultural policies towards the re-engineering of a nation’s social behavior. A functioning state benefits a lot from cultural products of cultural studies. Thus for any state, like Nigeria, to reap from cultural studies and policies, its basic democratic institutions should be strong and effective. The theoretical framework for this research is symbolic interactionism proposed by Stryker and Denzin. This is because it enables the understanding of how cultural products are translated into policies that shape the society. In this paper, we demonstrated that Cultural Studies is instrumental to the development cultural policies that take seriously national identity and social integration of the Nigeria society.

Index Terms—Cultural studies, cultural policies, civil society organizations, instrumental function.

Emmanuel Orok Duke is with University of Calabar, Nigeria (e-mail: e_duke2001@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Emmanuel Orok Duke, "The Instrumental Functions of Cultural Studies and Policies in Contemporary Nigerian Society," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 125-128, 2018.

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