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Conspicuous Redistribution: Men, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria | Global Studies

Apr 19, 2018
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

STEPS Building - 101
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015

Jenny Chao Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

Global Studies presents “Conspicuous Redistribution: Men, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria” Daniel Jordan Smith, Brown University. Co-sponsors: Africana Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

In contemporary Nigeria, the performance of masculinity requires money. Yet the need to have and spend money sits uneasily with widely shared values regarding intimacy and sociality. Drawing on his recent book about masculinity in Nigeria, in this talk Professor Daniel Jordan Smith proposes and explores the concept of conspicuous redistribution as means to understand Nigerian men’s behavior as they navigate the complex geometry of money and intimacy in their everyday lives.

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