A journey into symbolic disorder: Miskitu reactions to Mestizo Catholic ritual in Nicaragua

  title={A journey into symbolic disorder: Miskitu reactions to Mestizo Catholic ritual in Nicaragua},
  author={Mark A. Jamieson},
  pages={409 - 424}
  • M. Jamieson
  • Published 31 August 2010
  • Political Science
  • Ethnography
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