Batok (Traditional Tattoos) in Diaspora: The Reinvention of a Globally Mediated Kalinga Identity

@article{SalvadorAmores2011BatokT,
  title={Batok (Traditional Tattoos) in Diaspora: The Reinvention of a Globally Mediated Kalinga Identity},
  author={Analyn Salvador-Amores},
  journal={South East Asia Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={293 - 318}
}
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