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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Encountering the Nigerian State
Editors:Obadare, EbenezerISNI
Adebanwi, WaleISNI
City of publisher:Basingstoke
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:0230622348; 9780230622340
Geographic term:Nigeria
political economy
State-society relationship
festschrifts (form)
About person:Adigun A.B. Agbaje (1954-)ISNI
Abstract:Eleven essays which query the analytical purchase the State and other fundamental political and sociological concepts have for non-Western society, specifically for Nigeria. The book was originally conceived as a festschrift for Professor Adigun Agbaje (University of Ibadan) on his fiftieth birthday. After an introduction by Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi, they tackle: Deconstructing 'oluwole' (forgery): political economy and the margins of the State (Olawale Ismail); The spatial economy of abjection: the evacuation of Maroko slum in Nigeria (Sheriff Folarin); 'Rotten English': excremental politics and literary witnessing (Sarah L. Lincoln); The perils of protest: State repression and student mobilization in Nigeria (Bukola Akintola); Vocalizing rage: deconstructing the language of anti-State forces (Azeez Olusola Olaniyan); The subaltern encounters the State: OPC (Oodua Peoples Congress)-State relations 1999-2003 (Omobolaji Olarinmoye); The State as undertaker: power and insurgent media in Nigeria (Ayo Olukotun); From corporatist power to abjection: labor and State control in Nigeria (Emmanuel Remi Aiyede); When the State kills: political assassination in Abacha's Nigeria (Isaac Olawale Albert); The Sharia challenge: revisiting the travails of the secular State (Rotimi Suberu); Koma: a glimpse of life at the edges of the State (Muhammad Kabir Isa). [ASC Leiden abstract]