Prioritizing ‘ethnicities’: The uncertainty of Pomak-ness in the urban Greek Rhodoppe

@article{Demetriou2003PrioritizingT,
  title={Prioritizing ‘ethnicities’: The uncertainty of Pomak-ness in the urban Greek Rhodoppe},
  author={Olga Demetriou},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={119 - 95}
}
  • Olga Demetriou
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
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