Globalisation, information revolution and cultural imperialism in Africa

Ezema, Ifeanyi Jonas (2010) Globalisation, information revolution and cultural imperialism in Africa. Information, society and justice journal, 3 (1). pp. 11-22. ISSN 1756-1078

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Abstract

Globalisation has brought a lot of changes which are impacting dramatically onthe entire world. Political, cultural and socio-economic integrations are becoming much easier and faster than before. This paper argues that the digital divide existing between developing and developed countries places Africa in
disadvantaged position in the globalisation process leading to cultural imperialism. It challenges library and information professionals to try and bridge this digital divide through sustained professional development, national and institutional framework, curriculum redesign and regional and international cooperation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Globalisation; Information revolution; Cultural imperialism; Librarians; Library and information professionals; Africa
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 09:47
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/87

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