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A Culture of Corruption - Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria (Paperback): Daniel Jordan Smith A Culture of Corruption - Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria (Paperback)
Daniel Jordan Smith
R823 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R181 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"By all measurements Nigeria, richly endowed with natural and human resources and the United States' fifth largest source of imported oil, should be one of the most prosperous of the world's developing countries. Instead it is one of the poorest. No one has done a better job than Daniel Jordan Smith of showing how and why the cancer of corruption has hobbled the giant of Africa. A Culture of Corruption is an absorbing cultural study by an anthropologist who deeply cares about the society into which he has married."--Walter Carrington, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

"This is a path-breaking study of a challenging topic for African studies, anthropology, development economics, and social sciences in general. If any country in Africa should be able to join the world's newly industrialized countries, it should be Nigeria in view of its size and its oil wealth. The common explanation of its constant failure to do so is corruption. The great merit of this book is to show that corruption has many faces in everyday life. The term is all too often used as a blanket notion. Smith shows how misleading this is by studying it as a daily reality with manifold expressions. The book fills an urgent need. We must better understand the reasons why Africa's giant is stagnating if we want to be able to say something about the continent's present-day crisis."--Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam

"Nigeria is known globally as a center for scams of a variety and audacity that are astounding to those who trust that their own societies and economies run according to 'the rules.' In "A Culture of Corruption," Daniel Jordan Smith draws on many years of living in Nigeria as an NGO representative andanthropologist to cast a very wide net around Nigerian corruption, to include contemporary official and unofficial malfeasance of all kinds. His exposition is graphic, detailed, and broadly supported. He doesn't flinch before quite terrifying case material. There is no other work that covers the same ground so clearly and in such a nuanced and observant manner."--Jane I. Guyer, Johns Hopkins University

To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job - Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria (Paperback): Daniel Jordan Smith To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job - Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria (Paperback)
Daniel Jordan Smith
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Refrains about monetary hardships are ubiquitous in contemporary Nigeria, frequently expressed with the idiom "to be a man is not a one-day job." But while men talk constantly about money, underlying their economic worries are broader concerns about the shifting meanings of masculinity, marked by changing expectations and practices of intimacy. Drawing on his twenty-five years of experience in southeastern Nigeria, Daniel Jordan Smith takes readers through the principal phases and arenas of men's lives: the transition to adulthood; searching for work and making a living; courtship, marriage and fatherhood; fraternal and political relationships among men; and finally, the attainment of elder status and death. He relates men's struggles to fulfill both their own aspirations and society's expectations. He also considers men who behave badly, mistreat their wives and children, or resort to crime and violence. All of these men face similar challenges as they navigate the complex geometry of money and intimacy. Unraveling these connections, Smith argues, provides us with a deeper understanding of both masculinity and society in Nigeria.

AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face - Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria (Paperback): Daniel Jordan Smith AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face - Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria (Paperback)
Daniel Jordan Smith
R708 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R46 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

AIDS and Africa are indelibly linked in popular consciousness, but despite widespread awareness of the epidemic, much of the story remains hidden beneath a superficial focus on condoms, sex workers, and antiretrovirals. Africa gets lost in this equation, Daniel Jordan Smith argues, transformed into a mere vehicle to explain AIDS, and in AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face, he offers a powerful reversal, using AIDS as a lens through which to view Africa. Drawing on twenty years of fieldwork in Nigeria, Smith tells a story of dramatic social changes, ones implicated in the same inequalities that also factor into local perceptions about AIDS-inequalities of gender, generation, and social class. Nigerians, he shows, view both social inequality and the presence of AIDS in moral terms, as kinds of ethical failure. Mixing ethnographies that describe everyday life with pointed analyses of public health interventions, he demonstrates just how powerful these paired anxieties-medical and social-are, and how the world might better alleviate them through a more sensitive understanding of their relationship.

To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job - Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria (Hardcover): Daniel Jordan Smith To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job - Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria (Hardcover)
Daniel Jordan Smith
R1,742 Discovery Miles 17 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Refrains about monetary hardships are ubiquitous in contemporary Nigeria, frequently expressed with the idiom "to be a man is not a one-day job." But while men talk constantly about money, underlying their economic worries are broader concerns about the shifting meanings of masculinity, marked by changing expectations and practices of intimacy. Drawing on his twenty-five years of experience in southeastern Nigeria, Daniel Jordan Smith takes readers through the principal phases and arenas of men's lives: the transition to adulthood; searching for work and making a living; courtship, marriage and fatherhood; fraternal and political relationships among men; and finally, the attainment of elder status and death. He relates men's struggles to fulfill both their own aspirations and society's expectations. He also considers men who behave badly, mistreat their wives and children, or resort to crime and violence. All of these men face similar challenges as they navigate the complex geometry of money and intimacy. Unraveling these connections, Smith argues, provides us with a deeper understanding of both masculinity and society in Nigeria.

Job Interview Questions and Answers - The Complete Process for Interview Preparation! Speaking Skills and Body Language for... Job Interview Questions and Answers - The Complete Process for Interview Preparation! Speaking Skills and Body Language for Winning Interview + 35 Powerful Interview Questions and Answers + Workbook (Paperback)
Jordan Smith
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Busy body (Paperback): Jordan Smith Busy body (Paperback)
Jordan Smith; Edited by Shairon Taylor; Illustrated by Armona Bennett
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (Hardcover): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (Hardcover)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Loglines in the Wild - Case Studies in Crafting an Incredible Story Pitch (Paperback): Jordan Smith Loglines in the Wild - Case Studies in Crafting an Incredible Story Pitch (Paperback)
Jordan Smith
R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Soul of Woman; An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (Hardcover): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul of Woman; An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (Hardcover)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Key to the Ulysses of James Joyce (Paperback): Paul Jordan-Smith A Key to the Ulysses of James Joyce (Paperback)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Letter from Sherman to Colonel Stevenson (Paperback): William Tecumseh Sherman A Letter from Sherman to Colonel Stevenson (Paperback)
William Tecumseh Sherman; Introduction by Wilbur Jordan Smith
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Letter from Sherman to Colonel Stevenson (Hardcover): William Tecumseh Sherman A Letter from Sherman to Colonel Stevenson (Hardcover)
William Tecumseh Sherman; Introduction by Wilbur Jordan Smith
R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Poetry from Hidden Springs (Paperback): Paul Jordan-Smith Poetry from Hidden Springs (Paperback)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An Anthology Of Occasional Poetry By People Better Known In Other Walks Of Life And Designed To Be Enjoyed By People From Any Walk Of Life. Additional Contributing Authors Include Walter Conrad Arensberg, Vaun Arnold, Laura Dorothy Bevis And Others.

Finding the Core of Your Story - How to Strengthen and Sell Your Story in One Essential Sentence (Paperback): Jordan Smith Finding the Core of Your Story - How to Strengthen and Sell Your Story in One Essential Sentence (Paperback)
Jordan Smith
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What's your story about?

It's the most frightening question in the world if all you have is a blank stare. But what if you had an attention-grabbing answer that left your audience wanting more? It's not only possible, it's simple if you have the right tools.

Story consultant and author Jordan Smith has helped countless storytellers strengthen and pitch their stories. His tool of choice is the logline, a technique for selling screenplays that is little known outside of Hollywood. Jordan has adapted this powerful tool and made it accessible to all storytellers.

Not only is a logline useful for answering that frightening question, it's also handy for keeping your story on track. If you don't know the core of your story, you run the risk of meandering it into places where it doesn't belong. With these techniques, you can solve story problems early before they cause you trouble.

Inside this book, you'll find: The Quick-Start Logline Chapter to get you going right away Exercises to build your logline skills one step at a time The four fundamental logline rules Useful chapters to dig deeper and handle special cases More examples than you can shake a stick at And more

Whether you write novels, movies, comic books, songs, or even operas, this book is for you. Every storyteller should be able to say in one sentence what his story is about. Finding the Core of Your Story will help you learn to do just that.

The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (1916) (Paperback): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (1916) (Paperback)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (1916) (Hardcover): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (1916) (Hardcover)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Soul of Woman; An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (Paperback): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul of Woman; An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (Paperback)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R426 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R84 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (1916) (Hardcover): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul of Woman - An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Feminism (1916) (Hardcover)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R753 Discovery Miles 7 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Soul Of Woman - An Interpretation Of The Philosophy Of Feminism (1916) (Paperback): Paul Jordan-Smith The Soul Of Woman - An Interpretation Of The Philosophy Of Feminism (1916) (Paperback)
Paul Jordan-Smith
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Apology for Loving the Old Hymns (Paperback): Jordan Smith An Apology for Loving the Old Hymns (Paperback)
Jordan Smith
R676 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R144 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work concerns questions of loss and restitution, decline and recovery--questions best explored through the shifting revelations of narrative that are possible in a longer poem.

Originally published in 1982.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face - Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria (Hardcover): Daniel Jordan Smith AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face - Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria (Hardcover)
Daniel Jordan Smith
R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

AIDS and Africa are indelibly linked in popular consciousness, but despite widespread awareness of the epidemic, much of the story remains hidden beneath a superficial focus on condoms, sex workers, and antiretrovirals. Africa gets lost in this equation, Daniel Jordan Smith argues, transformed into a mere vehicle to explain AIDS, and in AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face, he offers a powerful reversal, using AIDS as a lens through which to view Africa. Drawing on twenty years of fieldwork in Nigeria, Smith tells a story of dramatic social changes, ones implicated in the same inequalities that also factor into local perceptions about AIDS - inequalities of gender, generation, and social class. Nigerians, he shows, view both social inequality and the presence of AIDS in moral terms, as kinds of ethical failure. Mixing ethnographies that describe everyday life with pointed analyses of public health interventions, he demonstrates just how powerful these paired anxieties - medical and social - are, and how the world might better alleviate them through a more sensitive understanding of their relationship.

Deception: Reality TV (Paperback): Jordan Smith Deception: Reality TV (Paperback)
Jordan Smith
R272 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Weed Biology (Hardcover): Jordan Smith Weed Biology (Hardcover)
Jordan Smith
R3,242 R2,770 Discovery Miles 27 700 Save R472 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
InnerVerse - Poems (Paperback): Raul A. Jordan-Smith InnerVerse - Poems (Paperback)
Raul A. Jordan-Smith
R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The poems in this book, InnerVerse, include an adults reflections on childhood, juxtaposing tropical and wintry imagery. These poems magnify standard items and events, which see the extraordinary in the quotidian. Two of these poems deal with visible breath, expelled by schoolchildren in cold weather. Sprinkles narrates the story of an individuals first experience seeing a snowfall. The poem contrasts wintry imagery with references to warm weather. The speaker of Sprinkles reflects upon childhood innocence, when viewing snow for the first time. The poet desired to capture the yearning for a lost paradise in this poem, as well as in Waiting for the Bus. The latter, originally entitled The Cheesewagon, takes a present-day moment and relates it to the speakers past. The speaker sits in the car, waiting for the bus. This mirrors the way in which children hurry to grow up, while adults try to recapture the magic of childhood. In contrast, two poems in the collection echo family drama. Early Morning Hours relates the death of a family member. It begins and ends with the line: We will be the lonely ones. This statement declares the loss felt by the family of the speaker, as news of a relatives death travels over a long distance. Furthermore, A Warm Locale offers irony, as the speakers uncle fears crime in another location. The iron bars also show the boundaries people place between themselves.

Symphonies in the Key of R: A Collection of Poetry - A Collection of Poetry (Paperback): Raul A. Jordan-Smith Symphonies in the Key of R: A Collection of Poetry - A Collection of Poetry (Paperback)
Raul A. Jordan-Smith
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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