Custom and Politics in Urban Africa / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415320092
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/9/2003
  • Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of Sabo Area, Ibadan
Preface to new edition
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Migratory Process: Settlers and Strangers 29
2 The Migratory Process: Prostitutes and Housewives 51
3 Landlords of the Trade 71
4 The Politics of Long-Distance Trade (1906-1950) 98
5 From a Tribal Polity to a Religious Brotherhood (1951-1963) 141
6 The Ritualization of Political Authority 161
Conclusions: Political Ethnicity in Contemporary African Towns 183
Numerical Abstracts 215
Notes 221
Bibliography 231
Index 236
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