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The modernity bluff

Sasha Newell

The modernity bluff

crime, consumption, and citizenship in Côte d"Ivoire

by Sasha Newell

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Published by London, The University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Urban youth,
  • Social status

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSasha Newell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ799.8.C8 N48 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25067459M
    ISBN 100226575195, 0226575209
    ISBN 109780226575193, 9780226575209
    LC Control Number2011041970


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