Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy

  title={Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy},
  author={A. Appadurai},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={295 - 310}
  • A. Appadurai
  • Published 1990
  • Sociology
  • Theory, Culture & Society
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