oa Lagos Notes and Records - Evolving national cultural policies for modern African states: Nigeria s experience and the implementation of its cultural policy at the grassroot
|Article Title||Evolving national cultural policies for modern African states: Nigeria s experience and the implementation of its cultural policy at the grassroot|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of History, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||May 2003|
|Pages||21 - 52|
|Keyword(s)||Aesthetics, Arts Councils, Creative aspects, Cultural administrative structure, Cultural parastatals, Economics, Grassroots, Indigenous arts, Institutions, Material aspects, Modes of organisation, National Festival of Arts and Culture, Philosophical, Preservation strategy, Religious norms, Theoretical framework and ï¿½Afrocentric' cultural policies|
Any Africanist researcher who is familiar with the manner in which some Western historians, social anthropologists and other scholars have espoused and propagated certain ï¿½racist theories' that relegate or deny the facts of the phenomenal achievements which pre-colonial African societies made in the areas of civilised historical and cultural evolutions, growth, transformations and development before 1800, would appreciate the urgent need for modern African Nation-States to formulate and adopt for implementation, ï¿½pro activeï¿½ national cultural policies.
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