So Fair a House

@article{Banning2011SoFA,
  title={So Fair a House},
  author={Edward B. Banning},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={619 - 660}
}
  • E. Banning
  • Published 28 September 2011
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
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