Custom and Politics in Urban Africa: A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Custom and Politics in Urban Africa

A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns, 2nd Edition

By Abner Cohen

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280 pages

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Based 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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General