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Hegemony and Culture

Politics and Religious Change among the Yoruba

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.

266 pages | 5.875 x 9 | © 1986

African Studies

Political Science: Comparative Politics

Table of Contents

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
Guide to Proper Names

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