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Patriarchy, Cultural Prejudices and Spousal Violence in the Ancient City of Benin of Southern Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Osezua, Oghoadena Clementina
dc.contributor.author . Agholor, Henry N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T14:04:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-15T14:04:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Osezua, Oghoadena Clementina and Agholor, Henry N. (2019). Patriarchy, Cultural Prejudices and Spousal Violence in the Ancient City of Benin of Southern Nigeria. Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(7), 409-422. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/960
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the persistence of patriarchy and traditional cultural practices which have adverse effects on women’s rights and health as well as the growing incidence of spousal violence in Benin City, arising from obvious internal and external factors of social changes. Extant literature has documented shifts in family roles and general social transformations in many first world nations as a result of modernization. Efforts to capture such changes within the African space is very minimal as of now. This paper attempts to explore the Benin society of Southern Nigeria, against the backdrop of the cascading effects of human trafficking and international migration that has largely impacted on the contemporary social structure of the ancient West African city. It addresses the nature of patriarchy in relation to Benin society, discusses some of the customs and traditions that have put women in positions of inferiority. This paper concludes that patriarchy, and other cultural prejudices have the potentialities of further deepening the incidences of spousal abuse and family disorganization if efforts are not made to abolish all harmful cultural practices and enforce the legal provisions which protect women’s rights and general wellbeing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of International Women's Studies en_US
dc.subject Cultural practices en_US
dc.subject Spousal Violence en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Patriarchy en_US
dc.subject Benin en_US
dc.subject Edo State en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.title Patriarchy, Cultural Prejudices and Spousal Violence in the Ancient City of Benin of Southern Nigeria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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