The power of the between

an anthropological odyssey by Paul Stoller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press in Chicago

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Stoller, Paul,
  • Anthropologists -- Niger -- Biography,
  • Anthropologists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography,
  • Songhai (African people) -- Niger -- Religion,
  • Songhai (African people) -- Niger -- Social life and customs,
  • West Africans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs,
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPaul Stoller.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN21.S79 A3 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21559688M
ISBN 100226775348, 0226775356
ISBN 109780226775340, 9780226775357
LC Control Number2008032886

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