The Civility of Incivility: Grassroots Political Activism, Female Farmers, and the Cameroon State

@article{Diduk2004TheCO,
  title={The Civility of Incivility: Grassroots Political Activism, Female Farmers, and the Cameroon State},
  author={Susan E. Diduk},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={27 - 54}
}
  • Susan E. Diduk
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Sociology
  • African Studies Review
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