Mass Media Strategies to Overcome Xenophobic Attitudes and Behaviours

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Tejumaiye, J.A
Oso, L
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Ile-Ife: Ife Center for Psychological Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
One of the agents of Socialization universally accepted for its role in shaping the thoughts, views, attitudes, and behaviors of man is the mass media. This study examines the mass media strategies and tactics that can be used to combat the construct Xenophobia. The authors are of the view that the mass media have become indispensable to mortals, through their role in Socialization. Xenophobia is no doubt an attitudinal phenomenon therefore since the mass media play roles in Socialization the mass media represent a good force that can be used to combat the scourge of xenophobia. This the mass can achieve via their agenda-setting role
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Mass Media , Xenophobia , Socialization , Mass media , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Mass communication
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