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The Resource Religion, occult and youth conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Edlyne E. Anugwom

Religion, occult and youth conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Edlyne E. Anugwom

Label
Religion, occult and youth conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria
Title
Religion, occult and youth conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
Edlyne E. Anugwom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book examines the nexus between youth conflict and the occult drawing its insights from the oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria. It sees the occult represented by the Egbesu deity in this conflict as a form of religious belief imbued in this case with the powers of good. Thus, the religious occult is regenerated and re-energised as an idiom of justice and fairness within the Nigerian state by militant youth fighting the forces of the Nigerian state. Ingeniously, the young men simply dug into the cultural repertoire of the people for a hitherto popular expression of justice and perceived source of potency which they felt would not only provide spiritual protection but also pander to the popular imagination of justice. Even against the background prevalent Christianity, the Egbesu does not generate tension in beliefs but responds to the critical exigency of the immediate socio-political milieu of the people
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anugwom, Edlyne Eze
Dewey number
966.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ebira (African people)
  • Political violence
  • Youth and violence
Label
Religion, occult and youth conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Edlyne E. Anugwom
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200)
Contents
Foreword / by Mwenda Ntarangwi -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Niger Delta of Nigeria : context and location -- 3. Perception of marginalization as crucial plank of the Niger Delta struggle -- 4. What the theories tell us -- 5. Debate with religion : the religious cocktail of occult, witchcraft and sorcery -- 6. Occult manifestations in the Niger Delta -- 7. Marginalization and the reinvention of the occult -- 8. Making sense of it all -- 9. Some encouraging conclusions
Control code
ocn982470260
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 200 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764549
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustration, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982470260
Label
Religion, occult and youth conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Edlyne E. Anugwom
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200)
Contents
Foreword / by Mwenda Ntarangwi -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Niger Delta of Nigeria : context and location -- 3. Perception of marginalization as crucial plank of the Niger Delta struggle -- 4. What the theories tell us -- 5. Debate with religion : the religious cocktail of occult, witchcraft and sorcery -- 6. Occult manifestations in the Niger Delta -- 7. Marginalization and the reinvention of the occult -- 8. Making sense of it all -- 9. Some encouraging conclusions
Control code
ocn982470260
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 200 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956764549
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustration, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982470260

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