Bending the Bars of Empire from Every Ghetto for Survival: The Black Panther Party's Radical Antihunger Politics of Social Reproduction and Scale

  title={Bending the Bars of Empire from Every Ghetto for Survival: The Black Panther Party's Radical Antihunger Politics of Social Reproduction and Scale},
  author={Nik Heynen},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={406 - 422}
  • N. Heynen
  • Published 22 April 2009
  • Sociology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
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