Urban Errands

  title={Urban Errands},
  author={Sarah S. Lochlann Jain},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Culture},
  pages={385 - 404}
  • S. S. Jain
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Consumer Culture
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