Violence in Nigeria : The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies

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Violence in Nigeria : The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 408 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781580460521
  • DDC分類 322.109669

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 1998.

Full Description

Violence in Nigeria is the most comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution. After an analysis of the links between religionand politics, the book elaborates on all the major cases of violence in the 1980s and 90s, including the Maitatsine, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Katsina riots. Zones of religious tensions are identified, as well as general characteristics of violence in Nigeria; and issues in inter and intra-religious relations, relious organizations, and the states, and the main actors in the conflicts are explored in great detail. A product of extensive primary research,Violence in Nigeria makes a contribution to contemporary social and political history that no previous study has attempted, and it is written to appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike.
Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books dealing with the history of Nigeria, its people, their religion and politics.

Contents

The Context: Islam, Christianity, and Interreligious Relations
The Context: The Nigerian State in Historical Perspective
Religion and the State: A Theocracy in a Muslim World?
Religious Leadership and Agencies of Mobilization
A Reign of Terror: Violence in Northern Cities, 1980-1985
A Decade of Clashes: Muslim-Christian Relations in the 1980s
"The Age of Warfare": Violence and Conflicts in the 1990s
Islam Against Islam
The War of Words: Hate Literature and Verbal Violence
Conflict Management: Stategies and Options