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Yorùbá elites and ethnic politics in Nigeria : Ọbá́fẹ́mi Awọ́lówọ̀ and corporate agency

Author: Wale Adebanwi
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"Yorùbá 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 Yorùbá. The argument is organized around the ideas and cultural representations of Ọbáfemi  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Named Person: Obafemi Awolowo
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wale Adebanwi
ISBN: 9781107054226 1107054222
OCLC Number: 866252351
Description: xviii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The 'I' as 'we' : corporate agency in an African lifeworld --
Elite agency : the making of the modern progenitor --
The secular ancestor : the political life of a dead leader --
The politics of heritage : (re)constitution, conservation and corporateness in Yorùbá politics --
The mantle of Awo : the politics of succession --
Reconciliation and retrenchment --
How (not) to be a proper Yorùbá --
Seizing the heritage : playing proper Yorùbá in an age of uncertainty --
Conclusion. Corporate agency and ethnic politics.
Responsibility: Wale Adebanwi, University of California, Davis.
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