Symbolic nationalism and the global/local context
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Published by University of Manchester in Manchester .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Phil.), - University of Manchester, Department of Social Anthropology.

ContributionsUniversity of Manchester. Department of Social Anthropology.
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Pagination240p.
Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL16485394M

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