Custom and Politics in Urban Africa / Edition 2

Custom and Politics in Urban Africa / Edition 2

by Abner Cohen, Cohen Abner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415320097

ISBN-13: 9780415320092

Pub. Date: 12/09/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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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