Hegemony and Culture: Politics and Change among the Yoruba / Edition 1

Hegemony and Culture: Politics and Change among the Yoruba / Edition 1

by David D. Laitin
     
 

In this ambitious work, David D. Laitin explores the politics of religious change among the Yoruba of Nigeria, then uses his findings to expand leading theories of ethnic and religious politics.
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In this ambitious work, David D. Laitin explores the politics of religious change among the Yoruba of Nigeria, then uses his findings to expand leading theories of ethnic and religious politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226467900
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Technical Note
1. The Two Faces of Culture
One - The First Face of Culture
2. The Weberian Tradition
3. Christianity and Islam in Yorubaland: Differences in the Practical Religion
4. Social Systems and Hegemony
Two - The Second Face of Culture
5. The Benthamite Tradition
6. Competing Cleavages: Ancestral City and Religion
7. Rational Choice and Hegemony
8. Conclusion: Politics, Culture, and Hegemony
Appendix: Research Methodology
Notes
Guide to Proper Names
Index

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