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Published by SAR Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology,
  • Marginality, Social,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • State, The,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Nonfiction,
  • Political anthropology

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsVeena Das (Editor), Deborah Poole (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9630002M
ISBN 101930618409
ISBN 109781930618404

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