A culture of corruption : everyday deception and popular discontent in Nigeria

"E-mails proposing an 'urgent business relationship' help make fraud Nigeria's largest source of foreign revenue after oil. But scams are also a central part of Nigeria's domestic cultural landscape. Corruption is so widespread in Nigeria that its citizens call it simply �...

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Main Author: Smith, Daniel Jordan
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. Princeton University Press 2008, 2008, 2007
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Collection: Anthropology Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"E-mails proposing an 'urgent business relationship' help make fraud Nigeria's largest source of foreign revenue after oil. But scams are also a central part of Nigeria's domestic cultural landscape. Corruption is so widespread in Nigeria that its citizens call it simply 'the Nigerian factor.' Willing or unwilling participants in corruption at every turn, Nigerians are deeply ambivalent about it-- resigning themselves to it, justifying it, or complaining about it. They are painfully aware of the damage corruption does to their country and see themselves as their own worst enemies, but they have been unable to stop it. A Culture of Corruption is a profound and sympathetic attempt to understand the dilemmas average Nigerians face every day as they try to get ahead--or just survive--in a society riddled with corruption." -- Publisher's description
Item Description:Originally published: 2007
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxiii, 263 p.) ill. (24 cm.)