Rather than a single event, it is a process of big and small surprises and adjustments as one gets accustomed to being in a new place. Cultural shock and adaptation article pdf available in journal of counseling and development. Geographical, historical and political profiles of nigeria 1. Stages of culture shock michigan technological university. A nigerians story of nigeria, america and culture shock.
The trouble with nigeria by chinua achebe the eminent african novelist and critic, here addresses nigerias problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. In addition there is the larger issue that ones learned culture and cultural knowledge hav e only limited value in the new setting. The first and foremost psychological difficulty is culture shock a negative state generated. It borders on the gulf of guinea an arm of the atlantic ocean in the south, on benin in the west, on niger in the northwest and north, on. Pushpinder khanekas literary tour of nigeria takes in precolonial times, the fallout of war and the doubleedged sword of oil wealth published. The unabated incidence and unrelenting activities of secret cults in the nigerian educational institutions have wrought incalculable havoc on the lives and psyche of nigerians. Selfinitiated expatriates, job expectations, culture shock. A life on the move africa renewal the united nations. Shifting allegiances is a book to be enjoyed by anyone who has ever felt out of place in their surroundings. Toyin falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why nigeria has not built a successful democracy.
Whether youre working and living in, moving to, or visiting japan, youre bound to experience some japan culture shock syndromes. It was also discovered that the nigerians in the united kingdom, are. It was a complete culture shock, coming from a conflict environment to a country where. Christianity and culture nigeria identity and change nigerian philosophical studies i. No annoying ads, no download limits, enjoy it and dont forget to bookmark and share the love. Issues like poor financing, government regulation, poor reading culture, piracy and dearth of expertise were interrogated. Article information, pdf download for culture shock, what culture shock. Council for research in values and philosophy, c1996, ed. South africa takes you to a country that was once torn apart by legalized segregation and censorship but which has since reinvented itself. Adeniran1 obafemi awolowo university, nigeria abstract despite its function as a significant symbol of modernity, and, indeed, as an engine for economic growth, the internet equally functions as a potent global destabilizing factor for it facilitates subversion. Chapter one of this book is simply talking about the inability and the failure of the nigeria leaders both erstwhile and even the current one to provide an exemplary, competent and accountable leadership to nigerians starting from the nigerias inception of independent in 1960 to this date.
We might almost call culture shock an occupational disease of people who have been suddenly transplanted. Nigeria, elements of intercultural communication, culture shock and its stages. Adjustment to new cultural environments, practical anthropology 7 1960, pp. The internet and emergence of yahooboys subculture in nigeria adebusuyi i. Pdf culture shock and job expectations adjustment among. Culture shock and the problem of adjustment to new cultural environments kalervo oberg, cultural anthropologist1 i would like today to make a few remarks about culture shock, a malady which i am sure has afflicted most of us in varying degree. Most commonly the term culture is used for tribes or ethnic groups in anthropology, for nations in political science, sociology and management, and for organizations in sociology and management.
The psychology of culture shock request pdf researchgate. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. This book was so refreshing and easy to read as i felt it really related to my experience. Experiencing new cultures, and obtaining a better understanding of your own culture, can result in some of the most positive, lifealtering experiences students have.
Culture, as it is usually understood, entails a totality of traits and. It is in consonance with this fact that this paper deem it fit to investigate the effect of culture shock on the adolescent student and proffer. In todays roundup, 10 travelers share their stories of culture shock in japan. Burlington books is one of europes most respected publishers of english language teaching materials, with over two million students learning from its books. Nigeria is a famous country with more than one hundred and forty million population. Studies in urhobo culture top results of your surfing studies in urhobo culture start download portable document format pdf and ebooks electronic books free online rating news 20162017 is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. Shifting allegiances is a book to be enjoyed by anyone who has ever felt out of. The study is descriptive and data sourced from secondary sources.
The study examines the problems of book publishing industry in nigeria as books are effective medium of communication for intellectualism. Bulgaria is your companion to this beautiful land that was once part of the byzantine and ottoman empires and which was under soviet influence for close to 50 years. He believes that basing our convictions on research, reason, and biblical truth, well be able to speak the truth in love on abortion, homosexuality, sex, politics, the environment, and more. Electric power systems pennsylvania state university.
See also whats at your library, or elsewhere broader terms. Adjustments and culture shock in this section, you will learn what culture shock means and how you can overcome its effects. Colonialism and violence in nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in nigeria. Ahistoryofnigeria nigeria is africas most populous country and the worlds eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious con. These peculiar traits go on to include the peoples language, dressing, music, work, arts, religion, dancing and so on. However, this has thus subject the country under the perpetual hardship, underdevelopment, immerse. The aim of the contemporary study was to examine the legal effects of customary law marriage in nigeria. Nigerian and eritrean entrepreneurs in the uk, to understand their psychological. Nigeria is the most populous cou ntry in africa, the second biggest economy, the third largest military power and the biggest oil producer 10th oil producer in the world. Such people often remain ethnocentric and miss out on the opportunity to be bicultural or even multicultural.
It is a stepbystep guide to book publishing in nigeria with the aim of getting the author the preferred audience and readership. Center for international programs page 5 from the overseas experience with prejudices and stereotypes unchanged. With its diverse peoples as well as a rich and varied heritage, the country offers an experience like no other. Effects and remedies to cultural shock on the adolescent students. The honeymoon when your student first arrives at college they may experience the honeymoon phase. You may react to \culture shock in a number of ways. Its seven most populous cities each house more than one million people, and about one out of two west africans is from nigeria.
As of today we have 100,974,488 ebooks for you to download for free. Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere lists of works possessing. Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading culture shock culture shock series book 1. The inscrutable americans by anurag mathur, claimings, tails, and other alien artifacts by lyn gala, the poisonwood bible. It deals with issues such as colonial legacy, early reading cultures, languages dilemmas, educational problems and how to define a. Issues on nigerian peoples and culture is the title of this book and also one of the general benchmark course requirements of the nuc for undergraduate studies in nigeria. Under the constitution, each of the three regions retained a substantial measure of selfgovernment. Toyin falola, a leading historian intimately acquainted. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Itll helps you understand yourself and the whole process and also remind. The thesis focused on creating a reference hand book for thurmo oy. The internet and emergence of yahooboys subculture in. Ebook studies in urhobo culture as pdf download portable. Use books, newspapers, movies, study abroad materials, etc. List of books and articles about nigerian history online. As a foreigner what culture shock did you experience in. Burlington books is one of europes most respected publishers of english language teaching materials, with over two million students learning from its books and multimedia programs, which include speech training, career training, elt materials and software. Nigeria gained full independence in october 1960, as a federation of three regions northern, western, and eastern under a constitution that provided for a parliamentary form of government. It gives an indepth analysis of the nigerian culture as it looks into the. Quickly, in book writing and publishing, the author, his style of writing, the status if the book publishing company, available resources etc.
I have not had an opportunity to read the newer editions. International students cultural and social experiences in. Janice hocker rushing 1983 has argued, for example, that an enduring myth in u. Culture shock and its effects on expatriates aisha naeem 1, ali bin nadeem 2, irfan ullah khan 3 1 centre of excellence in technolog y and engineering management, islamabad, pak istan. The thesis focused on creating a reference hand book for thurmo oy, analyzing different cultures in nigeria, elements of intercultural communication, culture shock and its stages.
Kalvervo oberg, one of the earliest researchers on culture shock, notes that when an individual enters a strange culture, all or most of these familiar cues are removed. Christian book of worship tells of the movement of the israelites to. I have actually read many of the culture shock books, as i have lived in, traveled to, andor reported to managers of. Helping you talk openly and respectfully about todays challenging topics, chip reveals and calls into question presuppositions on both sides. Abi was born and raised in the united states, but her family is from nigeria. Dibya choudhuri culture shock is the term given to the experience of encountering a culture different from the one in which a person grew up. Geographical, historical and political profiles of nigeria.
Request pdf on jan 1, 2001, colleen ward and others published the. The term culture shock was first introduced in 1954 by karl oberg. This article proposed culture unrest as a new conceptualization. They have spent the last several years working toward this goal and it is finally happening. With the podcast, she was able to explore the complex challenges and subtle. Reading culture in nigeria smars the journal of publishing culture april 20 reading culture in nigeria lisa smars abstract this article discusses the reading culture in nigeria. Culture shock culture shock series book 1 kindle edition by pekala, jeanette. Demos is an independent thinktank focused on power and politics. Culture shock may be the first step in a longer and sometimes positive process of development of beliefs and understandings, which may on the. To identify the types of customary law marriage in nigeria and the requirement for a valid customary law marriage in nigeria. Culture shock is an experience a person may have when one moves to a cultural environment. Cultural practice is the manifestation of a culture or subculture, especially in regard to the traditional and customary practices of a particular ethnic or other cultural group the term is gaining in importance due to the increased controversy over rights of cultural practice, which are protected in many jurisdictions for indigenous peoples and sometimes ethnic minorities.1617 1277 581 15 865 1365 993 444 1596 265 505 319 431 88 1364 650 525 1049 1200 668 1096 104 940 374 1205 1590 1378 1333 276 1321 220 56 778 645 103 994 866 881 504 614