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Behavioural Science for Students of Science and Technology

African Socio-Cultural cum Techno-Economic Development

Author(s): Pauline E. Aligwekwe

Book Description

Dr Aligwekwe’s previous books have been exceptionally focused on reviewing African culture/tradition through history; aimed at both recapturing and, thus, perpetuating those laudable elements that could be submerged by some contemporary indiscriminate and harmful forces of change. These publications called for the elimination of the non-meritorious and contemptible, and the enhancement of the favourable. The present volume, Behavioural Science for Students of Science and Technology, is approximately a sum total of some other key areas of the author’s university lectures, and is directed particularly to students and researchers of contemporary science and technology in Africa in particular and other relevant regions of the world in general, to help disseminate the awareness that can save Africa from plunging into the same potholes in which the leaders of civilizations overly reliant on modern science and technology have found themselves and are struggling to find a way out of.

Science and technology and culture are naturally interdependent. However, while immersed in the enthusiasm for success, science and technology could easily neglect or bypass the negative human and social effects of such efforts—its objectives are purely technical or “dry-cut” in terms of their techno-economic aims; whereas socio-cultural and symbolic values (inevitable realities of life) are essential instruments for curbing excessiveness and rashness in Man’s rush to advance science and technology. Could an African example temper past world mistakes and offer a taste of the usefulness and benefit of caution?


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5131-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5131-0
Date of Publication: 01/10/2013
Pages / Size: 215 / A5
Price: £44.99


Pauline Aligwekwe, an academic and a missionary, has a vast experience in academia, serving for many years as Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, at the University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, and at Texas Christian University, USA. Presently she teaches at National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria. She received her PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Sorbonne, Paris, in 1981. Dr Aligwekwe’s previous works include her successful The Continuity of Traditional Values in the African Society, which was followed by the equally well-received African Culture Is Not To Blame.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7124-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7124-9
Date of Publication: 01/02/2015
Pages / Size: 216 / A5
Price: £29.99