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Made in Nigeria

Duress and Upwardly Mobile Youth in the Biography of a Young Entrepreneur in Enugu

Inge Ligtvoet

president of Nigeria and becoming the richest man in the world so that he “can reach out to the people who have no livelihood” (interview, 11 December 2014). He is a self-taught designer of shoes and bags and manufactures his colorful products in his

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Crafting Spaces of Value

Infrastructure, Technologies of Extraction and Contested Oil in Nigeria

Omolade Adunbi

In 2011, Nigeria announced an amnesty programme targeted at Niger Delta insurgents who, for many years, had crippled the oil industry. The programme was designed to end in 2012, but it has since become a permanent feature of the Nigerian state

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Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale, Offiong Esop Akpabio, and Olukemi Kehinde Amodu

Masculinity, as an identity signifier along gender lines, varies from one society to another. The nature, definition, and expression of masculinity (dominance, oppression, violence, and aggression) through social interactions may breed bullying, as found in the Agbowo community of Ibadan, Nigeria. The data for the study were collected through mixed methods and revealed that patriarchal constructed masculinity allows for hegemonic dominance, aggression, oppression, and violent acts that foster bullying among adolescent males in Agbowo. Hence, to address bullying-related problems among adolescents, an understanding of the societal context in which it is carried out is required.

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Medical Ethnography over Time

Penetrating “the fog of health” in a Nigerian community, 1970–2017

Murray Last

Medical ethnography, I suggest, is more about the health of the public than about public health, but the experience of the public's health is enveloped, for Nigerian and expatriate practitioners alike, in a ‘fog’ which sorely limits their

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Alessandro Jedlowski

individual social practices to the macro level of social and anthropological theory. 13 The case this article focuses on is the story of a Nigerian couple’s (attempted) itinerary of return migration from Italy to Nigeria, and the analysis of the role played

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

This study examines the nexus between space and society in West Africa using the Nigeria–Benin borderlands as a case study. Indeed, governmental institutions in the region have used the state as the major unit of policy formulation thereby

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A “Safe Space” to Debate Colonial Legacy

The University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Campaign to Return a Looted Benin Altarpiece to Nigeria

Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp and Chris Wingfield

On 18 February 2016, following a debate of nearly two hours, members of the Jesus College Student Union (JCSU) at the University of Cambridge voted unanimously to support the repatriation to Nigeria of a bronze cockerel, known as Okukor, which at

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Politicizing Elsewhere(s)

Negotiating Representations of Neo-Pentecostal Aesthetic Practice in Berlin

Dominik Mattes

focused on Berlin's congregation of the Deeper Life Bible Church (or Deeper Life). This Pentecostal church started out in 1973 as a small Bible studies group in Lagos, Nigeria, led by then lecturer of mathematics William Kumuyi. Over the years, it managed

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Anthropological Knowledge and Practice in Global Health

Rodney Reynolds and Isabelle L. Lange

problems. In the final contribution, Murray Last reflects on his 50-year anthropological career amongst the Hausa in northern Nigeria. By describing what he asked, what he wanted to know and how he navigated his identity in the community where he lived as

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Tracking Skilled Diasporas

Globalization, Brain Drain, and the Postcolonial Condition in Nigeria

Nduka Otiono

This essay examines the trajectories of skilled labor migrants within a global South-North migration matrix using an interdisciplinary framework. Focusing on Nigeria's huge brain drain phenomenon, the essay draws from the limited available data on the field, interpreting those data through theoretical perspectives from postcolonial studies, Marxism, cultural studies, and human geography. The study spotlights the example of the United States of America as a receptacle of skilled migrants and raises questions of social justice along the North-South divide. The research demonstrates that contrary to the dominant image promoted by some elements in the Western media of migrants as irritants or criminals who disturb well-cultivated, advanced World economies and social spaces, 1 those nations benefit highly from Africa's (and other migrant countries') labor diasporas, especially the highly skilled professionals.