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An Approach to the Study on the Situation of Cultural Decline in the Fang Ethnic Group of Equatorial Guinea

Our article aims to analyze the different stages of the Fang culture, particularly the one of Equatorial Guinea in order to know the current situation of the aforementioned culture. It should be said that the Fang is a social group, an ethnic group that belongs to the Bantu trunk. These Fangs developed their culture from an original perspective; that is to say in a raw state before they made contact with Westerners. Culture is a concept that has gone through many studies, hence it has a variety of definitions. According to the dictionary of the Spanish language of the Royal Academy, culture is the set of ways of life and customs, knowledge and degree of artistic, scientific, industrial development, in a time, of a social group. It is estimated that the term culture carries with it what is identity, and precisely a culture’s identity. Thus, no culture can develop outside a society. With respect to our reference, which is the Fang culture of Equatorial Guinea, it can be said that a cultural profile has been developed and it is measured through cultural elements and manifestations such as dances, beliefs, art, religion, language, myths, funeral rites, etc. they all constitute a rich knowledge from a raw state. Thanks to this research we are going to look chronologically at the stages of the said culture from its original stage reaching colonization to the end with decolonization. The impact that Western culture has had on Fang culture is analyzed from another angle. In accordance with the general objective that consists of studying the Fang culture. Well, it can be seen that the contact with Western culture has greatly adulterated the Fang culture, and today, with the processes of globalization, it is fading even more. As it is a research that addresses a sociocultural issue such as the current situation of the fang culture, we have found it necessary to adopt a qualitative methodology. Well, the reasons that have led us to take this methodology are due to the fact that said methodology consists of the study of social relations.

Culture, Fang, Decadence, Globalization, Colonization, Cultural Values

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Obiang-Mikue, B. N. (2023). An Approach to the Study on the Situation of Cultural Decline in the Fang Ethnic Group of Equatorial Guinea. International Journal of Philosophy, 11(4), 111-120. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijp.20231104.13

ACS Style

Obiang-Mikue, B. N. An Approach to the Study on the Situation of Cultural Decline in the Fang Ethnic Group of Equatorial Guinea. Int. J. Philos. 2023, 11(4), 111-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20231104.13

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Obiang-Mikue BN. An Approach to the Study on the Situation of Cultural Decline in the Fang Ethnic Group of Equatorial Guinea. Int J Philos. 2023;11(4):111-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20231104.13

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