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The Resource Nigerian chiefs : traditional power in modern politics, 1890s-1990s, Olufemi Vaughan

Nigerian chiefs : traditional power in modern politics, 1890s-1990s, Olufemi Vaughan

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Nigerian chiefs : traditional power in modern politics, 1890s-1990s
Title
Nigerian chiefs
Title remainder
traditional power in modern politics, 1890s-1990s
Statement of responsibility
Olufemi Vaughan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nigerian Chiefs: Traditional Power in Modern Politics, 1890s-1990s analyzes the imaginative adaptation of indigenous political structures to the process of state formation in Nigeria since the imposition of colonial rule in the late nineteenth century. Drawing on the interactions between the state and chieftaincy, this study shows how Nigerian chieftaincy institutions survived both the constricting forces of colonialism and the modernization programs of postcolonial regimes. This was made possible not only because of their adaptability, but also because of their integration with emerging centers of power and their role in the ongoing processes of stratification and class formation. On the other hand, since they were linked to externally derived forces, and legitimated by neotraditional themes, chieftaincy structures were distorted by the indirect rule system and transformed by competing communal claims. Twenty detailed case studies show how chieftaincy structures became a focal point of critical discourses on continuity and social change in twentieth-century Nigeria."--BOOK JACKET
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Vaughan, Olufemi
Dewey number
320.9669
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT515.45.Y67
LC item number
V38 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora,
Series volume
v. 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Chiefdoms
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Nigeria
Label
Nigerian chiefs : traditional power in modern politics, 1890s-1990s, Olufemi Vaughan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Chieftaincy and the Crisis of Regionalism
  • 6.
  • Military Rule: Chieftaincy, Regionalism, and Grassroots Politics
  • 7.
  • Military Reforms: The Rationalization of Chieftaincy Structures
  • 8.
  • The Politicians' Interregnum
  • 9.
  • The Return of Military Rule
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Colonial Distortions: Indirect Rule in Oyo Province
  • 3.
  • Chieftaincy and Political Reforms in Late Colonialism
  • 4.
  • The Politics of Decolonization
Control code
42952767
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781580460408
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99088099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Nigerian chiefs : traditional power in modern politics, 1890s-1990s, Olufemi Vaughan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Chieftaincy and the Crisis of Regionalism
  • 6.
  • Military Rule: Chieftaincy, Regionalism, and Grassroots Politics
  • 7.
  • Military Reforms: The Rationalization of Chieftaincy Structures
  • 8.
  • The Politicians' Interregnum
  • 9.
  • The Return of Military Rule
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Colonial Distortions: Indirect Rule in Oyo Province
  • 3.
  • Chieftaincy and Political Reforms in Late Colonialism
  • 4.
  • The Politics of Decolonization
Control code
42952767
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781580460408
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99088099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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