Nigeria's University Age

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Beschreibung

This book explores the world of Nigerian universities to offer an innovative perspective on the history of development and decolonisation from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using political, cultural and spatial approaches, the book shows that Nigerians and foreign donors alike saw the nation's new universities as vital institutions: a means to educate future national leaders, drive economic growth, and make a modern Nigeria. Universities were vibrant places, centres of nightlife, dance, and the construction of spectacular buildings, as well as teaching and research. At universities, students, scholars, visionaries, and rebels considered and contested colonialism, the global Cold War, and the future of Nigeria. University life was shaped by, and formative to, experiences of development and decolonisation. The book will be of interest to historians of Africa, empire, education, architecture, and the Cold War.



Explores the role of the university as an important site in which the development and decolonisation in Africa took place.

Examines the effects of international aid, in particular from Britain and the United States, on both Nigeria and the donor nations.

Considers development and decolonisation as many-sided phenomena; as high-level political processes, and as ideas which had profound effects on many aspects of life.



Autorentext

Tim Livsey is Departmental Lecturer in African History at the University of Oxford, UK.



Inhalt
Chapter 1. Introduction. Nigeria's University Age.- Chapter 2. Imperial Frame: Universities and the West African Roots of Colonial Development.- Chapter 3. Paradoxes of Decolonisation: University College Ibadan and the Late Colonial State.- Chapter 4. Making Modern Space: Architecture and Decolonisation at University College Ibadan.- Chapter 5. An Incomplete Elite: Student Culture, Everyday Life and Decolonisation at Ibadan.- Chapter 6. Multilateral Negotiations: Nigerian Universities, the United States, and the Cold War.- Chapter 7. Breakdown: University Development and the Nigerian Crises.- Chapter 8. Conclusion.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Nigeria's University Age
Untertitel
Reframing Decolonisation and Development
Autor
EAN
9781137565044
ISBN
1137565047
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Anzahl Seiten
300
Gewicht
503g
Größe
H216mm x B153mm x T21mm
Jahr
2017
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
1st ed. 2017
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