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Cornwall, Andrea (2002) 'Spending power: love, money and the reconfiguration of gender relations in Ado-Odo, Southwestern Nigeria.' American Ethnologist, 29 (4). pp. 963-980.

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Women's (mis)behavior in intimate relationships is a constant topic of commentary among women and men in Ado‐Odo, southwestern Nigeria. Today's women are said to be wayward and troublesome, defying their husbands in pursuit of other men's love and money. Yet, many women maintain marriages in which there is no love and no money. And for those who do leave, remarriage offers little attraction: neither for love nor for money. In this article, I explore the interplay between love and money in intimate relationships in Ado‐Odo and implications for the ways in which gender and agency are construed and enacted in everyday life.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Nigeria, Yoruba, women, gender relations, love, money
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 00940496
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:04

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