Hegemony And Culture: Politics and Change among the Yoruba

Paperback | June 15, 1986

byDavid D. Laitin

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In this ambitious work, David D. Laitin explores the politics of religious change among the Yoruba of Nigeria, then uses his findings to expand leading theories of ethnic and religious politics.

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In this ambitious work, David D. Laitin explores the politics of religious change among the Yoruba of Nigeria, then uses his findings to expand leading theories of ethnic and religious politics.

David D. Laitin is William R. Kenan, Jr. professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Politics, Language, and Thought: The Somali Experience, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.8 inPublished:June 15, 1986Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226467902

ISBN - 13:9780226467900

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Table of Contents

Preface
Technical Note
1. The Two Faces of Culture
One - The First Face of Culture
2. The Weberian Tradition
3. Christianity and Islam in Yorubaland: Differences in the Practical Religion
4. Social Systems and Hegemony
Two - The Second Face of Culture
5. The Benthamite Tradition
6. Competing Cleavages: Ancestral City and Religion
7. Rational Choice and Hegemony
8. Conclusion: Politics, Culture, and Hegemony
Appendix: Research Methodology
Notes
Guide to Proper Names
Index