1st Edition

The New Elites of Tropical Africa

Edited By

P. C. Lloyd

ISBN 9781138590731
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
402 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Originally published in 1966, this book brings together papers dealing with the emergence and development of elites in sub-Saharan Africa among social categories ranging from farmers and women market traders through foremen and merchants to administrators and managers in government and industry. The authors analyse distinctive social characteristics and attitudes and the development of class consciousness.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Special Studies

1. The Emergence of an Elite: A Case Study of a West Coast Family Margaret Priestley

2. The Evolution of Elites in Ghana K. E. de Graft-Johnson

3. Masses et élites en Afrique noire: le cas du Togo M. F. N’Sougan Agblemagnon

4. The Social Characteristics of an Emergent Elite in Harare M. B. Lukhero

5. Attitudes Towards Marriage and the Family Among Educated Young Sierra Leoneans Kenneth Little

6. Education and Family Life in the Development of Class Identification Among the Yoruba Barbara B. Lloyd

7. Parenté et classe sociale à Porto-novo, Dahomey M. Claude Tardits

8. Social Aspirations, Magic and Witchcraft in Ghana: A Social Psychological Interpretation Gustav Jahoda

9. African Elites in Industrial Bureaucracy C. Kumalo

10. L’émergence de cadres de base africains dans l’industrie M. A. Hauser

11. Les femmes commerçantes au détail sur les marchés dakarois D. van der Vaeren-Aguessy

12. Aspects of Occupational Prestige in a Plural Society J. C. Mitchell

13. Social Networks of Farmers Among the Plateau Tonga of Zambia A. D. Jones

14. The Tribal Elite and the Transkeian Elections of 1963 Philip Mayer

15. Class Consciousness and Class Solidarity in the New Ethiopian Elites Donald N. Levine

16. Class Consciousness Among the Yoruba P. C. Lloyd

17. The Concept of Elites and their Formation in Uganda A. W. Southall

18. Élites et forces politiques P. Mercier

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‘…these admirable studies offer one of the best introductions to the protocol of meeting the elites of Tropical Africa.’ West Africa