Historical Perspectives of African Nationalism: with Focus on Nigeria

Odorige, Catherine Enoredia (2017) Historical Perspectives of African Nationalism: with Focus on Nigeria. POLGÁRI SZEMLE: GAZDASÁGI ÉS TÁRSADALMI FOLYÓIRAT, 13 (4-6). pp. 365-374. ISSN 1786-6553

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Political discourse on the concept of nationalism has been widely based on theoretical perspectives from Western European and American societies. Regardless of developments concerning timing and stability, every nation state has some form of nationalism and nationalistic movements. Nationalism in the wider western societies was born out of the exigencies of industrialization and modernization, while in most parts in Africa, it arose from the struggle against the forces of imperialism and colonialism and from the need of determination for self-rule. Theoretical discussions on the subject of nationalism have been divided along the lines of primordalists, perennialists, ethno-symbolists, modernists and constructivists. This paper seeks to analyse African nationalistic struggles from such theoretical perspectives with a focus on Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa, Nigeria, colonialism, nationalism, nation and state
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > DT Africa / Afrika
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HN Social history and conditions. / társadalomtörténet
Depositing User: Andrea Paár
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 09:25

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