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DECONSTRUCTING THE MATERNAL TROPE: STRATEGIES FOR THE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA

Akujobi, R. DECONSTRUCTING THE MATERNAL TROPE: STRATEGIES FOR THE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA. Unpublished. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Nigeria, like most third world countries entered the 21st century saddled with the task of recouping the loses of the past decades and paving the way for sustainable social and economic development, of course with the problem of democratization of her institutions and processes which after forty-seven years is still very problematic. Very important to the average Nigerian is the challenge of keeping Nigeria one. The main trust of this paper therefore is the Nigerian woman in the face of conflict and what she can do to help curb it if she cannot out- rightly stamp it out of society. The paper will also explore the various tools at the woman’s disposal in achieving this great feat. While the glass ceiling and discrimination of the woman continue to pose formidable huddles to women’s participation in major issues in Nigeria, this paper examines the source of power imbalance in all areas of human endeavour for the Nigerian woman and takes a look at some of the groundbreaking roles women have played and are still playing to keep Nigeria one and strong. The paper in these light shows a society in which women are not accorded great respect or value and then only as long as they adhere to the narrow strictures of their society just because they have no means to change the course of events. One hope for any change in this society is seen in the efficacy of education and how the woman is able to harness this to her benefit and that of her society in general.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 00:16
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 21:13
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/125

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