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One Love Family: Intersection with State and non-state agents un spatial appropriation (2017)

ADETORO Adejoke, ADEBAYO Adedeji, ASHAMU Kayode, IJIMAKINWA Feyisitan, OGUNSEMOYIN Olubusayo, OMOTAYO Charles

Abstract:
This paper is based on research undertaken during the Masterclass “Sacred and Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria” held at the University of Ibadan in June 2017. A team of postgraduate students carried out a day of field research at the Maharaj Ji Village, an estate belonging to the One Love Family Movement, a spiritual community based on the Lagos-Ibadan express way. The paper reports the experience of the team in the Village and investigates the spatial management of the land by the community, as well as the ambivalent relationship with state agents in the community.

Keywords:
Satguru Marahaj Ji Village, spatial management, state actors, spiritual community

Tags: Nigeria, Urban Governance, Sacred Urbanism, Ibadan, Land management, Spiritual Community, State

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