The Influence of Youth Agency on Cultural Development in Africa
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This article examines the youth contribution to cultural development in Africa from the perspectives beyond the familiar narratives of the youths as social problems. The article is based on content analysis of secondary data and the theoretical framework of Structuration, Afrikology, and the Diffusion of Innovation. The theories are synthesized to analyze the influence of youth agency on cultural development in Africa, especially through the popular music and new opportunities for youths in the information and communication technologies. The trends in this article show that despite their problems, many youths have produced critical resources for cultural development in Africa
Culture , youth , Africa , Development
Akinwale, A.A (2016) The Influence of Youth Agency on Cultural Development in Africa. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, volume 9(4).