oa Lagos Notes and Records - Celebration in an African city: civic ceremonies and religious festivities in colonial Ibadan
|Article Title||Celebration in an African city: civic ceremonies and religious festivities in colonial Ibadan|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||1 - 21|
|Keyword(s)||Blend of values, Christianity, Civic ceremonies, Cultural symbols, Egungun, Ibadan festal life, Islam, Oriki praise poem, Political action, Private ceremonies, Public festivities, Traditional religious festivities and Yoruba backgrounds|
This article argues that cultural festivities (both civic and religious) constitute veritable pores through which civic culture in Ibadan is aerated. This perspective, however, disguises an interesting paradox. While celebrations act as vents forï¿½ the release of socio-political and economic stress and reaffirm group identity, they also possess significant political content, whose concentration varies according to prevailing circumstances.
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