Cultural Dependency: A Philosophical Insight


Every independent country always celebrates or mark the day they were free from colonial rule in the form of “independence day celebrations”. The impression was that they were no longer slaves working under a colonial master. A fleeting glance at cultural markets reveals that despite other competing countries like India, China and Mexico, American culture dominates. This dependency on American products for arts, entertainment, dressing, and lifestyle changes in general is the major thrust of this paper. When a people’s way of life is dictated by the life of another, is it not a form of colonialism? The electronic colonialism theory was used to explain that this dominance by one culture is the modern form of colonialism and has far reaching catastrophic consequences for the dependents and needs to be checked to avoid disaster.

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Umeogu, B. and Ifeoma, O. (2012) Cultural Dependency: A Philosophical Insight. Open Journal of Philosophy, 2, 123-127. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2012.22019.

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