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Conclusion

Daniel Jordan Smith

in To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion draws together the book’s larger argument about masculinity in Nigeria. First, it looks again at what performing masculinity means in practice, particularly as it plays out in the ... More


Introduction

Daniel Jordan Smith

in To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Men’s complaints about monetary hardships are ubiquitous in contemporary Nigeria. But while men talk frequently about money, underlying their economic worries are broader concerns about the shifting ... More


Expensive Intimacies: Courtship, Marriage, and Fatherhood

Daniel Jordan Smith

in To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines changing ideals and experiences of courtship, marriage, and fatherhood. The rise of romantic love as a marital ideal means that men must now win women’s hearts as well as raise ... More


Becoming an Elder, Burying One’s Father

Daniel Jordan Smith

in To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the experience of older men—elders—in southeastern Nigeria, focusing especially on the centrality of circular migration for men’s actual or anticipated retirement. The chapter ... More


To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Daniel Jordan Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Nigerian men regularly characterize the challenges of manhood with the expression “to be a man is not a one-day job.” Usually this proclamation is tied directly to anxieties about money. Refrains ... More


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