The Hausa of Nigeria

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University Press of America, 2010 - Social Science - 214 pages
The Hausa of Nigeria is the culmination of thirty-nine years of anthropological thought and research and many field trips to Nigeria. It is an ethnographic reflection of intense field work in Yauri and the surrounding areas that border it, as well as many trips to archives, libraries, and interview sites. It is also the result of discussions with colleagues, especially Salamone's mentor, Charles Frantz, who directed Salamone to Nigeria and who has aided the author's many years of study of the Hausa over time. Frantz's work on ethnicity, as well as ethics in anthropology, has served to provide a standard for Salamone's own endeavors. This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history, religion, warfare, gender, economics and various other dimensions of Hausa life, as well as minority group relationships and creolization.
 

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Contents

Hausa States
1
Hausa Shamans
8
Up Close and Personal in the Field
14
Colonialism and the Creation of Ethnic Identity
17
Indirect Rule and the Reinterpretation of Tradition Abdullahi of Yauri
36
Indirect Rule Continued
50
Religious Change in a Northern Nigerian Emirate
57
Competitive Conversion and Its Implications for Modernized Nigeria
68
Hausa Culture and Personality
112
Erikson in Nigeria Exploring the Universality of the Theory of Psychosocial Development
119
Muslim African Women and Kinship
133
Hausa Wrestling and Ethnic Boundaries
142
The Waziri and the Thief Hausa Islamic Law in a Yoruba City a Case Study from Ibadan Nigeria
145
Student Teachers and Change
159
Childrens Games in Nigeria Redux A Consideration of the Uses of Play
170
Dukawa Views on Death
193

Religion as PlayBori a Friendly Witchdoctor
88
Photos
97
Hausa Islamic Practices
106
Bibliography
209
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Frank A. Salamone is chair of the Sociology Department at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He has written or edited about twenty books, over one hundred articles, and is a member of many professional associations. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria from 1989-90. Salamone has conducted field work in Nigeria, the United States, Venezuela, and East Africa. He is happily married and has seven children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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