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Hometown Associations

Edited By Rex Honey,Stanley I Okafor
ISBN: 9781853394263
These studies illuminate the vitality of a fast-developing society. They include case studies of hometown associations operating across the country, as well as integrative studies comparing the HTAs across such important dimensions as gender relations, connections to formal government, and as agents of change.
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  • Synopsis
    This book focuses on the Nigerian hometown association (HTA). HTAs are based on ties of kinship and ancestry, but are products of migrations and urbanization and are therefore of contemporary vintage. Associational life was, and remains, an important part of Nigerian social structure, and hometown associations have evolved into the most visible form of that associational life. Though they vary in many respects, HTAs have a few common properties, a crucial one being that they have significance both at home and abroad. At home, the focus is on improvement, though the specifics of what is to be improved and who decides is the subject of struggle. Abroad, the focus is dual - maintaining connections with home but also providing a supportive environment for people in a place where they are regarded as strangers. These studies illuminate the vitality of a fast-developing society. They include case studies of hometown associations operating across the country, as well as integrative studies comparing the HTAs across such important dimensions as gender relations, connections to formal government, and as agents of change.
  • Table of Contents
    Foreword by D. MICHAEL WARREN V
    Acknowledgements vii
    List of Figures viii
    List of Tables viii
    Introduction 1
    PART I, PROLOGUE
    1. Hometown associations as a means of governance in Nigeria
    REX HONEY AND STANLEY I. OKAFOR 3
    2. The nature of hometown voluntary associations in Nigeria
    STANLEY I. OKAFOR AND REX HONEY
    PART n, CASE STUDIES
    3. The hometown association as a community development
    agent: the Ijebu-Jesa Union
    A.S. AGUDA 17
    4. The changing roles of a hometown association in
    community development: The Fiditi Progressive Union
    BOYE AGUNBIADE 25
    5. Hometown associations as development catalysts:
    The Case of the Egbe Ibile Omo Awe
    MARK F. LAWRENCE AND S. TUNJl T1TILOLA 36
    6. Civil society and participation: A Case Study of
    the Egbe Omo Ilu Okuku
    BISI OYEGOKE 45
    7. Community mobilization and development:
    The Asaba Development Association
    STANLEY I. OKAFOR 53
    8. Development and territoriality of a hometown association:
    The Odimodi Ebidou Bene
    CHRIS IKPORUKPO 64
    9. Hometown associations and conflict management:
    The Experience of the Agila Development Association
    PITA OGABA AGBESE 75
    10. The Iyakpi Progressive Union's role in participatory
    development
    I.B. BELLO-IMAM 89
    11. Empowerment of women through associational life:
    the Eziowelle Improvement Association
    NKECHI MBANEFOH 101
    12. Hometown associations as shadow states:
    The case of Igbos and Yorubas in Kano
    EGHOSA OSAGHAE 111
    PART m, SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS
    13. Women's participation in hometown associations
    LARAY DENZER AND NKECHI MBANEFOH 123
    14. The role of hometown associations in territorial conflict in
    jurisdictional transformation
    REX HONEY AND STANLEY I. OKAFOR 135
    15. Structure, agency and the modification of indigenous institutions
    REX HONEY 142
    Notes 154
    Bibliography 166
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    Editor Rex Honey,Stanley I Okafor
    Number of Pages 176
    Format Paperback / softback