Custom and Politics in Urban Africa

Custom and Politics in Urban Africa : A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 14.48mm | 317g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138861774
  • 9781138861770

Table of contents

1. The Migratory Process: Settlers and Strangers2. The Migratory Process: Prostitutes and Housewives3. Landlords of the Trade4. The Politics of Long-Distance Trade (1906-1950)5. From a Tribal Polity to a Religious Brotherhood (1951-1963)6. The Ritualization of Political Authorityshow more

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