Custom and Politics in Urban Africa / Edition 2

Custom and Politics in Urban Africa / Edition 2

by Abner Cohen, Cohen Abner
     
 

Based on Cohen's fieldwork in the 1960s among the Hausa migrants, a people of the Yoruba area (then the western region of the Federation of Nigeria), Custom and Politics in Urban Africa looks at how ethnic groups use elements of tradition in jostling for power and privilege in new urban situations. This is a landmark work in urban anthropology and provides a

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Based on Cohen's fieldwork in the 1960s among the Hausa migrants, a people of the Yoruba area (then the western region of the Federation of Nigeria), Custom and Politics in Urban Africa looks at how ethnic groups use elements of tradition in jostling for power and privilege in new urban situations. This is a landmark work in urban anthropology and provides a comparative framework for studying political processes in African societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415320092
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/09/2003
Series:
Routledge Classic Ethnographies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Map of Sabo Area, Ibadan
Preface to new edition
Preface
Introduction1
1The Migratory Process: Settlers and Strangers29
2The Migratory Process: Prostitutes and Housewives51
3Landlords of the Trade71
4The Politics of Long-Distance Trade (1906-1950)98
5From a Tribal Polity to a Religious Brotherhood (1951-1963)141
6The Ritualization of Political Authority161
Conclusions: Political Ethnicity in Contemporary African Towns183
Numerical Abstracts215
Notes221
Bibliography231
Index236

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