Custom and Politics in Urban Africa
A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns 2nd Revised edition
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Custom and Politics in Urban Africa by Abner Cohen
Book DescriptionBased 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415320092
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Abner Cohen
Two-Dimensional Man, Hardback (July 2015)
Facsimile reprint of edition published in 1974 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.
Custom and Politics in Urban Africa, Paperback (December 2014)
A discussion of the process by which some ethnic groups manipulate values, myths, symbols and ceremonials from their traditional culture in order to develop an informal political organisation. This organisation is then used as a weapon in the struggle for power and privilege within contemporary society.
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"A 'good read, ' and at the same time an outstanding and well-balanced theoretical contribution to current debates about the relation of art to politics."--Frederick G. Bailey, University of California, San Diego
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