‘They are Taking Our Culture Away’

@article{Kirtsoglou2004TheyAT,
  title={‘They are Taking Our Culture Away’},
  author={Elisabeth Kirtsoglou and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos},
  journal={Critique of Anthropology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={135 - 157}
}
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