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The Resource African Cultural Values : Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1996

African Cultural Values : Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1996

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African Cultural Values : Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1996
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African Cultural Values
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Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1996
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eng
Summary
Although numerous studies have been made of the Western educated political elite of colonial Nigeria in particular, and of Africa in general, very few have approached the study from a perspective that analyzes the impacts of indigenous institutions on the lives, values, and ideas of these individuals. This book is about the diachronic impact of indigenous and Western agencies in the upbringing, socialization, and careers of the colonial Igbo political elite of southeastern Nigeria. The thesis argues that the new elite manifests the continuity of traditions and culture and therefore their leadership values and the impact they brought on African society cannot be fully understood without looking closely at their lived experiences in those indigenous institutions where African life coheres. The key has been to explore this question at the level of biography, set in the context of a carefully reconstructed social history of the particular local communities surrounding the elite figures. It starts from an understanding of their family and village life, and moves forward striving to balance the familiar account of these individuals in public life, with an account of the ongoing influences from family, kinship, age grades, marriage and gender roles, secret societies, the church, local leaders and others.  The result is not only a model of a new approach to African elite history, but also an argument about how to understand these emergent leaders and their peers as individuals who shared with their fellow Africans a dynamic and complex set of values that evolved over the six decades of colonialism
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African Studies
African Cultural Values : Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1996
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African Cultural Values : Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1996
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Contents
  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Chapter One. Introduction -- The Igbo Elite and Analytical Logistics -- Methodology and Sources -- Organization -- Chapter Two. Traditions, Adaptations, and Social Change under Colonial Rule -- Precolonial Traditions and Adaptations -- Igbo Life in the Early Colonial Period (1900-1919) -- Authority, Power, and Political Participation -- Authority in the family and Kinship Systems -- The Lineage and Village Group -- Occupation, Status and Wealth -- Wealth in the Family/Kinship Context -- Wealth in the Lineage/Village Context -- Igbo Life in the Colonial Period (1920-1939) -- Authority, Power and Political Participation -- The Collapse of Warrant Chief System in 1929-30 -- Occupation, Status and Wealth -- Igbo Life in the Late Colonial Period (1940-1960) -- Authority, Power and Political Participation -- Authority in the Family and Kingship -- The Lineage and Village Group -- Occupation, Status and Wealth -- Wealth in the Family/kinship -- Wealth in the Lineage and Village context -- Chapter Three. Dr. Alvan Azinna Ikoku of Arochukwu (1900-1971) -- Family Background and Early Childhood -- Indigenous versus Western Educational Values -- Age-Grades -- Marriage/Gender Relations -- Secret Societies -- Relationship with Local Authorities -- Relationship with the Church -- Philosophy and Conception of the Colonial Order -- Role in Politics -- Chapter Four. Dr. Akanu Ibiam: The Eze Ogo I of Unwana (Afikpo) (1906-1995) -- Family Background and Early Childhood -- Indigenous versus Western Educational Values -- Age-Grades -- Marriage / Gender Relations -- Secret Societies -- Relationship with Local Authorities -- Relationship with the Church -- Philosophy and Conception of the Colonial Order -- Role in Politics
  • Chapter Five. The Arondizuogu "Argonauts": Mazi Mbonu Ojike (1914-1956) and Dr. Kingsley Ozuomba Mbadiwe (1917-1990) -- Family Background and Early Childhood -- Indigenous versus Western Educational Values -- Age-Grades -- Marriage / Gender Relations -- Secret Societies -- Relationship with Local Authorities -- Relationship with the Church -- Philosophy and Conception of the Colonial Order -- Role in Politics -- Chapter Six. Epilogue -- Spheres of Family Leadership -- Spheres of Public Leadership -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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1 online resource (531 pages)
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9781135528201
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