Stigma, Violence and the Human Agents on the Motor Park Space in Ibadan Metropolis, Southwest Nigeria*

Ademowo, Adeyemi Johnson (2015) Stigma, Violence and the Human Agents on the Motor Park Space in Ibadan Metropolis, Southwest Nigeria*. Stigma, Violence and the Human Agents on the Motor Park Space in Ibadan Metropolis, Southwest Nigeria*, 12 (1). pp. 88-98.

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Abstract

This study is concerned with violence imposed images of the Ibadan motorpark space and the human agents on that space. We shall examine the ‘orita-omoita’ (the violent space-violent being) marker and the sub-cultural identity of the space vis-à-vis its relationship with the general public. We use Erving Goffman’s labelling theory to explain how the image got skewed and the sustenance of the markedness by the public. Through the use of participant observation and key informant interviews we provide explanations for the sustained violence image of the motorpark, the ability of/attempt by the marked to live with/rise above the marked expectations and why the public is so imbued with the negative stereotypes that they have refused to appreciate the likely effects of the sustained label on urban development, crime control and security of the state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stigma, motor park, labelling, stereotype, urban development
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2015 00:07
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2015 00:07
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/474

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