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Guns and society in colonial Nigeria : firearms, culture, and public order

Author: Saheed Aderinto
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aderinto, Saheed.
Guns and society in colonial Nigeria
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2018
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saheed Aderinto
ISBN: 9780253031600 0253031605 9780253031617 0253031613
OCLC Number: 1020567189
Notes: 1802.
Contents: Introduction: Firearms in twentieth-century colonial Africa --
"This destructive implement of European ingenuity": firearms, the Atlantic world, and technology transfer in precolonial Nigeria --
All firearms are not made equal: colonialism, social class, and the emergence of a Nigerian gun society --
"A Dane gun is useless without gunpowder": the political economy of Nigeria's most popular explosive --
"All Europeans in this country should be able to fire a rifle": race, leisure shooting, and the lethal symbol of imperial domination --
"Bread and bullet": guns, imperial atrocity, and public disorder --
A fearful weapon: violent crime and gun accidents in everyday Nigeria --
"You are to be robbed of your guns": firearms regulation and the politics of rights and privilege --
Epilogue: Guns and the crisis of development in postcolonial Nigeria.
Responsibility: Saheed Aderinto.

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