Hegemony and Culture

Politics and Change among the Yoruba

David D. Laitin

Hegemony and Culture
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David D. Laitin

266 pages | © 1986
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226467900 Published June 1986
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.
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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