Children and the Politics of Violence in Haitian Context

  title={Children and the Politics of Violence in Haitian Context},
  author={J. Christopher Bernat},
  journal={Critique of Anthropology},
  pages={121 - 138}
  • J. Bernat
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Sociology
  • Critique of Anthropology
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