Productos Latinos: Latino Business Murals, Symbolism, and the Social Enactment of Identity in Greater Los Angeles

  title={Productos Latinos: Latino Business Murals, Symbolism, and the Social Enactment of Identity in Greater Los Angeles},
  author={Timothy Corrigan Correll and Patrick Arthur Polk},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  pages={285 - 320}
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