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- DescriptionYoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria investigates the dynamics and challenges of ethnicity and elite politics in Nigeria, Africa's largest democracy. Wale Adebanwi demonstrates how the corporate agency of the elite transformed the modern history and politics of one of Africa's largest ethnic groups, the Yoruba. The argument is organized around the ideas and cultural representations of Obafemi Awolowo, the central signifier of modern Yoruba culture. Through the narration and analysis of material, n-material and interactional phemena - such as political party and ethnic group organization, cultural politics, democratic struggle, personal ambitions, group solidarity, death, memory and commemoration - this book examines the foundations of the legitimacy of the Yoruba political elite. Using historical sociology and ethgraphic research, Adebanwi takes readers into the hitherto unexplored undercurrents of one of the most powerful and progressive elite groups in Africa, tracing its internal and external struggles for power.
- Author BiographyWale Adebanwi is Associate Professor in the Program in African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis.
- Author(s)Wale Adebanwi
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication08/04/2016
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note19 b/w illus. 3 maps
- Weight430 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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