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Union education in Nigeria [electronic resource] : labor, empire, and decolonization since 1945 /
Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xviii, 176 p. : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781137003584 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9781137003584 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Before the wind of change: the orientation of trade unions in Africa -- Leftist intelligentsia, labor union education, and decolonization -- Decolonization: understanding the conventional narratives -- The colonial state and organized labor -- Labor union education before 1960 -- Champions of the working class: Samuel Grace Ikoku and other noble men -- On the eve of independence: the Nigerian Union of Seamen dispute, 1959 -- Labor union education since 1960.
catalogue key
8553329
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-172) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani is a professor and the founding clean of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He was formerly a professor of African History at Baylor University. He was a Commonwealth scholar between 1994 and 1998. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK, and the general secretary of the Nigeria Studies Association. He also serves as the book review editor of the Journal of Nigerian Studies.
Summaries
Main Description
Globally, the role of the workers is gaining ground among scholars. Yet, specific national or regional studies have yet to be fully undertaken. This book will present a new perspective on the process of decolonization, emphasizing the divergence between leftists' unionism, leftists' union education, and the perspectives of colonial and postcolonial governments. The international dimensions of this divergence are analyzed within the context of the Cold War and the significance of the AFL-CIO, the British TUC, and the ILO in assisting in the development of union education.
Main Description
Globally, the role of the workers is gaining ground among scholars. Yet, specific national or regional studies have yet to be fully undertaken. This book will present a new perspective on the process of decolonization, emphasizing the divergence between leftists' unionism, leftists' union education, and the perspectives of colonial and postcolonial governments. The international dimensions of this divergence are analyzed within the context of the Cold War and the significance of the AFL-CIO,the British TUC, and the ILO in assisting in the development of union education.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume fills some of the gaps in historical narrative about labour unions, Nigerian leftists and decolonization during the 20th century. It emphasizes the significance of labour union education in British decolonization, labor unionism and British efforts at modernizing the human resources of Nigeria.
Description for Bookstore
Examines the historical narrative about labor unions, Nigerian leftists and decolonization during the twentieth century
Main Description
Though historians have increasingly devoted attention to workers and labor processes, few specific national or regional studies have yet to be fully undertaken. This study helps to remedy this by offering a new perspective on decolonization, emphasizing the distinctions among leftist unionism, union education, and the perspectives of colonial and postcolonial governments. Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani also analyzes the international dimensions of these divergences within the context of the Cold War and the roles of the AFI-CIO, the British TUC, and the ILO in the development of union education. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Timeline of Nigerian Labor Historyp. xvii
Before the Wind of Change: The Orientation of Labor Unions in Africap. 1
Leftist Intelligentsia, Labor Union Education, and Decolonizationp. 19
Decolonization: Understanding the Conventional Narrativesp. 31
The Colonial State and Organized Laborp. 43
Labor Union Education before 1960p. 53
Champions of the Working Class: Samuel Ikoku and Other Noble Menp. 73
On the Eve of Independence: The Nigerian Union of Seamen Dispute, 1959p. 85
Labor Union Education since 1960p. 99
The Industrial Fund, 1971p. 123
NLC Labour/Education Policy Document, 2000p. 137
Notesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 173
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