Yoruba Hometowns: Community, Identity, and Development in Nigeria

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Illustrations

Maps
3.1 Nigeria39
3.2 The Ijesa Region40
3.3 Ilesa45

Tables
4.1 Locales to Which Migrants Moved66

Photographs
Dignitaries at Iloko Day24
The new Methodist church in Iloko50
Ijesa obas and other guests at the coronation of Oba Oladele Olashore136
Oba Oladele Olashore in his palace on the day of his coronation, April 1997142
Farm and fishpond of a prominent Ijesa170
Ijebu-Jesa Community Bank customer176

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes *
  • 2 - Community-Day Celebrations: a New Tradition at Home 15
  • Notes *
  • 3 - Knowing Your Place: the Hometown and Identity 37
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  • 4 - We Are Just Sojourners Here: Ijesa Migration 59
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  • 5 - We Love Ourselves Abroad: Hometown Organizations and Their Members 89
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  • 6 - Ceremonies and Celebrations: the Symbolism of Hometown Links 119
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  • 7 - Local Development and the Economic Crisis 145
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  • 8 - Self-Help and the Practice of Local Development in Ijesaland 165
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  • 9 - The Elusive Goal of Unity: Politics, Conflict, and Morality 205
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  • 10 - Conclusion: Communities and Development 235
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  • References 279
  • Index 291
  • About the Book 299
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