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Nigeria

Petra Bendel

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0039
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Nigeria follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, ... More


Institutional Design, Ethnic Conflict Management, and Democracy in Nigeria

Rotimi T. Suberu and Larry Diamond

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Explores six topics for which Nigerian politics offer rich material for analysis: the relative impacts of democratic constitutionalism and military authoritarianism on inter‐ethnic relations; the ... More


Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? This book explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century ... More


Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Terence O. Ranger (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical Christianity ... More


Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In November, 1999, hundreds of thousands of Northern Nigerians took to the streets of Zamfara state to demand the (re)implementation of full shar’iah penal law. Insisting on the laws of God where the ... More


 Child of the Bondwoman: Islam and Sharia in Pentecostal Rhetoric: A Nigerian Case Study

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The intensified level of religious violence around the world and especially in Africa is a disconcerting dimension of the 21st century. Some argue that religions have an innate affirmation of ... More


 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys various groups in western and central Africa that self-proclaimed a Jewish identity. These include the Zakhor Jews of Timbuktu, Mali; the Igbo of Nigeria; the House of Israel of ... More


Afterword

Terence O. Ranger

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter presents comments on more recent developments in four of the cases presented in this book: northern Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Topics covered include Islam in ... More


The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

David Pratten

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an account of murder and politics in Africa, and a historical ethnography of southern Annang communities during the colonial period. Its narrative leads to events between 1945 and 1948, ... More


The Government-purposed Genre

Jennifer C. Lena

in Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter expands our view to include music produced in other countries. A preliminary survey of the popular music of countries with widely differing political economies, music cultures, and ... More


Islam in Nigeria: Seeking A Competitive Edge

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modern Nigeria was cobbled together in the nineteenth century from over 350 ethnic and linguistic groups, including sizable Muslim populations, especially in the country's north. Formative early ... More


Gender Roles and Women's Status: What They Mean to Hausa Muslim Women in Northern Nigeria

Elisha P. Renne

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Compares characteristics associated with women's status commonly used in demographic surveys with women's status, matsayi mace, as it is defined by a group of Hausa Moslem women in the northern ... More


The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Lamin Sanneh and Joel A. Carpenter (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Featuring cases from contemporary Africa and the Caribbean and from the history of Christianity in Asia, this book examines the new forms of Christianity emerging from the global south and east. ... More


From Agbebi to Diangienda: Independency and Prophetism

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter covers the growing independency and prophetism of Christian African Churches in the period from the late nineteenth century to 1960. The first section covers ‘African Churches’ in ... More


Legacies of Empire and Declarations of Independence: Dictionaries of the Slang of Newer Nations

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Several slang glossaries were produced in Australia during this period, addressing some of the same concerns as the British glossaries about immigration and equality. Dictionaries of New Zealand and ... More


Africa South of the Sahara

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

That few UK migrants settled in tropical Africa cannot be explained only in terms of climate. Plentiful local labour in places like Nigeria allowed a European elite to operate as managers and ... More


The Next Crusade

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how the international politics of the coming decades are likely to revolve around interfaith conflict, above all, the clash between Christianity and Islam. Across the regions ... More


Culture, Christianity, and Witchcraft in a West African Context

Todd M. Vanden Berg

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the changing terms upon which the Longuda people of northeast Nigeria engage their beliefs about witchcraft. Lutheran and other forms of Christianity have wide influence in ... More


Nigeria

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Nigeria (population 137.25 million) is a country in Western Africa that covers an area of 923, 768 km2. Palliative care services are provided by two organizations in Nigeria, the Palliative Care ... More


Revolutionary Muse: Fémi Òsófisan's Tègònni: An African Antigone 1

Astrid Van Weyenberg

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses a reworking of Antigone by Nigerian playwright Fémi Òsófisan: Tègònni: An African Antigone (1994). Focusing on the politics of adaptation, Van Weyenberg considers Òsófisan's ... More


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