Legitimated Oppression

@article{Durn2009LegitimatedO,
  title={Legitimated Oppression},
  author={Robert J. Dur{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={143 - 168}
}
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